Thursday, 5 June 2014

Most Decisive Battles of World History

This is a working List - based on a course given by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete (University of Wisconsin). I have added several battles that I believe should be on this list - Before I get to work - I want you opinion if anything else should be included?

- 1274 BCE - Kadesh - The Greatest Chariot Battle
- 479 BCE - Plataea - Greece Wins it's Freedom
- 331 BCE - Gaugamela - Alexander's Genius
- 197 BCE - Cynoscephalae - Legion Vs. Phalanx
- 31 BCE - Actium  Birth of the Roman Empire
- 260-110 BCE - China Struggles for Unification
- 636 - Yarmouk & Al-Qadisiyyah - Islam Triumphs
- 751 - Talas & 1192  - Tarain - Islam into Asia
- 1066 - Hastings - Williams Conquers England
- 1187 - Hattin - Crusader Desert Disaster
- 1260 - Ain Jalut - Can the Mogols Be Stopped?
- 1410 Tannenberg - Cataclysm of Knights
- Frigidus, Badr, Diu - Obscure Turning Points
- 1521 - Tenochtitlan - Aztecs Vs. Conquistadors
- 1532 - Cajamarca - Inca Vs. Conquistadors
- 1522- Rhodes - The Ottomans expel the Knights
- 1526 & 1556 -  Panipat - Babur & Akbar in India
- 1565 - Malta - The Knights Defeat the Ottomans
- 1571 - Lepanto - Last Gasp of the Galleys - Knights Crush the Ottoman Fleet
- 1592 - Sacheon - Yi's Might Turtle Ship
- 1600 - Skigahara - Samurai Showdown
- 1683 - Vienna  - the Great Ottoman Siege
- 1709 - Poltava - Sweden's Fall, Russia's Rise
- 1759 - Quebec - Battle for North America
- 1776 - Trenton - The Revolution's Darkest Hour
- 1781 - Yorktown - The French and Americans join forces to defeat Britain
- 1805 - Trafalgar - Nelson Thwarts Napoleon
- 1807 - Copenhagen - The British Bomb the Danes into Submission
- 1813 - Leipzig - The Grand Coalition
- 1824 - Aycucho - South American Independence
- 1836 - San Jacinto - Mexico's Big Loss
- 1862 - Antietam - The Civil War's Bloodiest Day
- 1866 - Koniggratz - Bismark Molds Germany
- 1905 - Tsushima - Japan Humiliates Russia
- 1914 - Marne - Paris is Saved
- 1916 - Jutland - largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in WW1
- 1939 - Khalkhin Gol - Sowing the Seeds of WW2
- 1939-45 - Battle of the Atlantic - Germany forced into Submission
- 1942 - Midway- Four Minutes that Changed Everything
- 1942 - Stalingrad - Hitler's Ambitions are Crushed