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Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:04:41 am »
Post the most favoured leader of your opinion. Here are mine..

1. George Washington

He is my favoutite leader because he united 13 small colonies against a European superpowe
. From his time as a LtCol in the British Army to commanding the American regulars, this man proved himself.
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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 04:15:19 am »
Adolf Hit--- Nah, JK.

I'd have to say Napoleon, honestly. He made very many feats of intelligence along all of his campaigns. The Battle at Austerlitz, Lodi, Dresden... The Battle against the Mameluke and Turk alliance at the battle of the Pyramids where Napoleon first deployed his infantry squares in great effectiveness. His amazing ability to use artillery at a huge advantage no matter what. I even admire his extreme bravery in trying to tame the Motherland of Russia. However a mistake, which cost him 400,000 soldiers, it's still very admirable. Even 120 years later, when Hitler marched on Russia, he made no significant progress as Napoleon did.

Napoleon was a great emperor and general. He's a man that should be studied by everyone.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 04:20:48 am »
Napoleon was a great leader, and all though society wants to hide from the truth of Hitler, he was too. An absolutely corrupted man, but he lead a nation to a war they knew nearly nothing about. Hitler is one of the greats, alongside Napoleon.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 04:54:03 am »
... Hitler... An absolutely corrupted man, but he lead a nation to a war... Hitler is one of the greats, alongside Napoleon.

Hitler was indeed a very great man. He is frowned upon for inhumane dillusions against all non white people and Jews, nonetheless Germany would not have become an extreme economical powerhouse it was. He took Germany out of one of the worst depressions in human history, and make Germany into a strong economical empire once again. He was a very intelligent man, he just made those few mistakes that cost him not only his life, but Germany's reputation. The biggest mistake that Hitler EVER made, was dishonoring the very strong pact he had with the Soviet Union. People refer to the US as the "Sleeping Giant" during WWII, but Russia was right up there with us. Russia destroyed the German eastern front, and annhilated all German occupations in their path to reclaim Eastern Europe.
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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 04:56:52 am »
Aye, it seems Russia is the "Achilles Heel" of European military leaders. First, Napoleon's grand army, then Hitler's nazi force.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 05:13:36 am »
Aye, it seems Russia is the "Achilles Heel" of European military leaders. First, Napoleon's grand army, then Hitler's nazi force.

Go even further to Karl Gustav of Sweden and his attmepted campaign into Russia. He had 12000 musketeers, 20000 other infantry, 4000 cavalry, and 400 cannons. He lost 60% of his force in Russia, and another 30% to the Polish. But, he... he was a very stupid man.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 12:47:11 pm »
Due to the extreme distances and lack of food and shelter, invading Russia has been all but impossible for almost every military until very recently. (Unless you are the mongols).

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 02:04:53 pm »
hannibal

for getting his army to Rome
and causing alot of damage

also becaus he took a dangerous trip to the Alpes
to reach Rome

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 02:58:23 pm »
General George Patton, the world's most bad ass general known to man.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 03:54:47 pm »
hannibal

for getting his army to Rome
and causing alot of damage

also becaus he took a dangerous trip to the Alpes
to reach Rome
Hannibal knew how to gain a Victory but not how to use it.
-A quote from one of his brothers in think

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 03:57:08 pm »
hannibal

for getting his army to Rome
and causing alot of damage

also becaus he took a dangerous trip to the Alpes
to reach Rome
Hannibal knew how to gain a Victory but not how to use it.
-A quote from one of his brothers in think

+1 And yes, it is from his Brother Baraka or something.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 05:27:01 pm »
Mine is Charles the 12th (Karl den tolfte) because he stood up against several enemies at once at a very young age. + he is Swedish C:.

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 06:02:22 pm »
Prince of Orange
Hannibal
Napoleon
Robert E. Lee
King Henry V
(There are more but I'll post them later)

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 07:06:06 pm »
Lieutenant General Harry Smith is somebody that I've been reading about recently. He seems to have been a talanted commander of light troops, and boldly intelligent in tricking much superior enemy forces into thinking that they were outnumbered and had to retreat, (I've only read about his time in the Peninsular so far).

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Re: Favourite All Time Leader(s)
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 08:19:10 pm »
I think the important question to ask yourself when determining if someone is a good leader is what makes a good leader? I think a leader needs to give you a reason to fight and he needs to make you love success more than you value your safety but he must also know when to live to fight another day. Leaders must inspire confidence and assure his men that they can win. There's a quote, it says "a good leader sees a chance for victory in almost every situation but knows when victory is impossible." Dead men may be brave but they're just that... dead. They've used up all of their usefulness now they're not worth anything but stories. And a leader must know what to do with defeat. He must be able to either get his forces to a position of safety, rendezvous with reinforcements, or rally his forces to go and fight again. And a leader needs to have flexible tactics, he should also listen to the advice of others, a leader should accept that he can never know all of the answers and make the best of what he has at his disposal.A leader's men need to know that they can trust him and have faith in him and his ability.
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