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View Poll Results: Pelopennesian War
Roman Civil Wars 1 3.33%
Norman-Saxon War 2 6.67%
Thirty Years War 1 3.33%
Seven Years War 1 3.33%
Napoleonic Wars 0 0%
The American Civil War 4 13.33%
The Great War 5 16.67%
World War II 16 53.33%
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Old August 26th, 2006, 10:16 AM   #1

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Most Important War in History


What, in your opinion, is the most important war in history and why?
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Old August 26th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #2

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Hey commander delete this one because the Pelopennesian War was supposed to be an option.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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!st Gulf War.......cause thats the one I was in.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #4

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World War II gets my vote.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #5

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EASILY World War II because it settled so many questions in human history....I am, however, surprised that World War I was not in the running. It actually led to World War II, so that would be my choice for second most important.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #6

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Originally Posted by UberCryxic
EASILY World War II because it settled so many questions in human history....I am, however, surprised that World War I was not in the running. It actually led to World War II, so that would be my choice for second most important.
WWI is in the running. It's called the Great War.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #7

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Maybe I should have used parenthesis?
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EASILY World War II because it settled so many questions in human history....I am, however, surprised that World War I was not in the running. It actually led to World War II, so that would be my choice for second most important.
What questions?
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Old August 29th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #9

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Oooops my fault. Yes World War I is in the running....good.

Celtic, primarily it devastated militarism. No two great powers since 1945 have had a significant conflict with each other. Franco-German rivalry was permanently gone. Now the two are allies. It spelled the doom of colonialism; Britain and France were not strong enough to hold on to their possessions. I could go on and on....it is somewhat silly to think that any other conflict but World War II even comes close to winning this (or should come close to winning it).
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Old August 29th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #10

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But Vietnam also settled a lot of questions. You could make that arguement for any war. My first pick which would have been the Pelopennesian War is by far the most important war for present day examiners. It's everything that can go wrong with democracy and imperialism. It's astounding that no one has stood against America in the fact that they are perfectly emulating Pelopennesian War Era Athens.
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