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Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:56:11 am »
Which General/Politician/National Hero/Leader is the most overrated and why?


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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 02:04:11 am »
donald trump
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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 02:04:16 am »
Richard Nixon. One of the most incompetent presidents because of the war on drugs and watergate. He is such a failure he could not even lead his own nation which resulted in his resignation. Can't understand why is lauded today.
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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:03:54 am »
donald trump AND richard nixon
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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 06:56:28 am »
Idk who leads the Netherlands but i would say them

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 09:44:41 am »
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for sure, such plebs.

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 10:53:52 am »
Idk who leads the Netherlands but i would say them
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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 11:44:30 am »
Alexander the Great, no doubt.

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 11:47:59 am »
Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 12:17:40 pm »
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for sure, such plebs.

I'd agree with Washington, but Abraham Lincoln?

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 12:24:30 pm »
Definitely George Washington and Hitler
Probably one of the very few old-timers here who hasn't been a regimental leader.

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 12:38:19 pm »
I'd like to add Boreel to the list, now that I think of it.

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2018, 12:46:03 pm »
In history that everyone except you knows, he isn't even rated at all.
Probably one of the very few old-timers here who hasn't been a regimental leader.

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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2018, 12:50:10 pm »
I was checking my mental list of obscure Dutch officers (pleonasm, I know) and Boreel is the only one that could would qualify for being overrated because, well, everything is still named after him. If people know only one officer from the period, it's him.
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Re: Who is the most overrated general/leader in history?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 12:57:43 pm »
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for sure, such plebs.

I'd agree with Washington, but Abraham Lincoln?
Dunno, those were the first two prominent Americans that came to mind. Could have named some generals from the ACW but meh.