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Old Today, 04:45 PM
Location: Columbia SC
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Originally Posted by jeffdoorgunner View Post
at least in the case of the north Vietnamese... they were willing to sacrifice their entire population.....few societies are willing to do that............
And that is why they won. Granted few are willing to sacrifice that much, but those that are usually win.
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Old Today, 09:20 PM
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Originally Posted by Babe_Ruth View Post
Not just a superpower, but the superpower.
I'd submit that the British Empire was the most powerful empire in human history. The American Revolution was one of the most significant military upsets/evictions (my opinion)..

I also think Washington is one of the underappreciated revolutionaries of human history. His legacy (as a success) seems to be taken for granted, but he really was leading a David against a Goliath.
Washington bet everything that he had, including his life, that he could beat the British.
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