Frederick the Great, Suleiman the Magnificent or Möngke Khan

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  • Frederick

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Mongke

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Suleiman

    Votes: 5 41.7%

  • Total voters
    12
Oct 2016
1,081
Merryland
#11
Khan, then Suleiman (who benefited from disorganized opposition), then Frederick, who lost a lot of battles and needed brit help to survive.


Sorry to be a spoilsport but I just find these sort of questions infantile. Still, I guess they start debate!
I wonder if the OP has some random generator. 'which is better leader, Colonel Flagg of Mash, Captain Binghampton of McHale's Navy, or Lieutenant Tragg of Perry Mason'

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tornada

Ad Honoris
Mar 2013
15,384
India
#13
Uriyangkhadai. He would command the key army in attacking the Song, after having conquered Yunnan, Dai Viet, and Eastern Tibet. Though interestingly, his appointment as tutor was before he proved himself at high command, so it was likely made just on potential.
Or his ancestry. The man was after all a direct descendant of Subutai. Maybe Military Genius just ran in the family.
 
Mar 2016
1,100
Australia
#14
I don't really see why these three men were chosen for comparison, considering they lived and fought in vastly different settings and contexts, with a gap of over 500 years between the three of them. They fought different enemies, in different locations, with different technologies, and in different geopolitical contexts. It makes no sense to compare them. Try sticking to generals that were contemporaries or near-contemporaries to get a more relevant and interesting discussion going.
 
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Feb 2018
205
US
#15
Or his ancestry. The man was after all a direct descendant of Subutai. Maybe Military Genius just ran in the family.
Yes you are right, good point. The immediate descendants of the established Mongol elite had a chance to prove themselves in positions of influence, though they were sacked quickly if they underperformed.

Sorry to be a spoilsport but I just find these sort of questions infantile. Still, I guess they start debate!
I agree (especially this bizarre topic which seems like RNG'd names), but sadly it does seem necessary for more-active debate around here. Maybe it's just been me, but the forum discussion has been rather uninteresting as of late.
 

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