History CurbStompBattle / RealLife

21st Mar '17 10:07:14 AM ChronoLegion
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** The subsequent Battle of Otumba had the remains of Cortés's forces (less than 1000 men, all of which still bearing wounds from la Noche Triste, and all gunpowder already spent) encountering an army of tens of thousands of Aztec warriors and their allies. Unfortunately, for the Aztecs, having never fought heavy cavalry before, they chose to face the Spaniards in a large valley, a perfect battle arena for cavalry. At the end of the day, half of the Aztec army was gone, while the Spaniards lost 73 men. This served to embolden the enemies of the Aztecs, who flocked to Cortés, seeing him as their savior from the brutality of the Aztecs.
5th Mar '17 11:08:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[ArabIsraeliConflict Six Day War]] was a Curb Stomp ''War''. During the tense buildup to the war, the Syrians and Egyptians were spouting rhetoric like "We will drive them into the sea," and (at one particularly tense moment) "[[HomeByChristmas This time next week]], [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs we will be having lunch in Tel Aviv]]." The Israelis launched a dawn sneak attack on the Arab air forces while their pilots were all at breakfast, virtually obliterating them. Without air support, the Arabs stood no chance against the Israeli ground strike, and surrendered within [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin six days]].

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* The [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Six Day War]] was a Curb Stomp ''War''. During the tense buildup to the war, the Syrians and Egyptians were spouting rhetoric like "We will drive them into the sea," and (at one particularly tense moment) "[[HomeByChristmas This time next week]], [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs we will be having lunch in Tel Aviv]]." The Israelis launched a dawn sneak attack on the Arab air forces while their pilots were all at breakfast, virtually obliterating them. Without air support, the Arabs stood no chance against the Israeli ground strike, and surrendered within [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin six days]].
20th Feb '17 2:26:03 AM Tank50us
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** It would happen again in the 2016 Presidential Election. The media up until November 8th had been predicting a Democrat Clean Sweep of the race, with the Republicans only gaining states where they're usually strongest anyway. What ended up happening, was the backlash of several states badly effected by the previous two Democratic Presidents voting republican, which netted Donald Trump a landslide victory the scales of which had not been seen since Reagan. To add insult to injury, when the electors went to cast their votes and seal the deal, Hillary Clinton lost even more electoral votes to Trump. The reasons for this victory however are as follows:
*** Trump focused on real issues that affected Americans, while Clinton instead focused on attempting to make her seem like the lesser of two evils, and attempting to continue down the path that the sitting POTUS at the time (Barrack Obama) had attempted to start.
*** The DNC had picked a unpopular choice to run for POTUS. Many voters actually walked out of the Democratic National Convention as a result of this, and would either cast their vote for their chosen candidate (Bernie Sanders) anyway, or, voted for Trump as a proverbial middle finger to the party.
*** At some point during the cycle, a staff member of the Clinton Campaign opened a Phishing Email, which gave someone back-door access to the entire E-Mail server. The contents of which were copied, and spread throughout the internet. While most people had their minds made up already, some were swayed by the information in those leaks.
*** The final nail on the coffin would ultimately prove to be the economy itself. Many Americans were forced to leave their jobs, or work reduced hours as a result of the previous 24yrs of policies. As Clinton was effectively a career politician, many viewed her as part of the problem on that basis alone, and chose not to vote for her. This was especially critical in Michigan and Pennsylvania, which were nearly devastated by the North American Free Trade Agreement which her Husband signed during his presidency.
14th Feb '17 4:55:15 PM Zaptech
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* One of the most lopsided victories in history was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Muret Battle of Muret]] in 1213, where a small French force of sixteen-hundred men was attacked by an allied army of thirty thousand troops from Aragon and Toulouse. The allied troops thought that they had the battle in the bag when the French sent their cavalry outside on a flanking maneuver, circled around behind the main army, and killed the Aragonese king in a massive charge. This caused a sudden, horrific panic and rout that sent the entire poorly-disciplined allied army fleeing, and in the subsequent rout, between fifteen and twenty thousand of the Aragon and Toulouse soldiers were killed or captured. The French casualties? ''Eight knights killed.''
12th Feb '17 5:09:25 PM Thecommander236
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* France finally [[ThrowTheDogABone get to curbstomp the English]] in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Patay Battle of Patay]] from facing the English forces of 5000, 1500 French cavalry slaughtered half of the English while only losing 100 Frenchmen. Considering the French attacked the English from behind the wooden stakes, because one of the English soldiers foolishly revealed themselves to the French scouts when hunting a stag.

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* France finally [[ThrowTheDogABone get got to curbstomp the English]] in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Patay Battle of Patay]] from facing the English forces of 5000, 1500 French cavalry slaughtered half of the English while only losing 100 Frenchmen. Considering the French attacked the English from behind the wooden stakes, because one of the English soldiers foolishly revealed themselves to the French scouts when hunting a stag.
12th Feb '17 4:42:53 PM Thecommander236
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carrhae Battle of Carrhae]],fought between the late Roman Republic and Parthian Empire, in which a force of 10,000 Parthian horsemen routed a Roman army more than four times their size. The Parthians killed about half of the Roman invasion force and took most of the survivors prisoner; Parthian losses came out to about 100. The Roman general, the fabulously rich and greedy Marcus Licinius Crassus, got a particularly nasty taste of defeat: his son was killed, and according to some accounts, his Parthian captors poured molten gold down his throat.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carrhae Battle of Carrhae]],fought Carrhae]], fought between the late Roman Republic and Parthian Empire, in which a force of 10,000 Parthian horsemen routed a Roman army more than four times their size. The Parthians killed about half of the Roman invasion force and took most of the survivors prisoner; Parthian losses came out to about 100. The Roman general, the fabulously rich and greedy Marcus Licinius Crassus, got a particularly nasty taste of defeat: his son was killed, and according to some accounts, his Parthian captors poured molten gold down his throat.
27th Jan '17 8:45:28 AM SnowHesher
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** The Iraqis themselves were the victors of a curb stomp battle prior to the start of the war. Kuwait is a small country with a small military, while Iraq (at the time) boasted the fourth-largest army in the world. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, they took control of the entire country in a single day.
27th Jan '17 8:39:50 AM SnowHesher
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*** To give you an idea of the Coalition's technological superiority: The Iraqi tanks had a maximum effective range of 1700 meters, and they had to be stationary to hit targets that far out. The M1 Abrams tanks used by the Americans could hit targets 2000 meters away ''while moving.''
23rd Jan '17 5:13:47 PM annieholmes
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** The 3rd Mongol invasion of Vietnam in 1288 was completely destroyed at the Battle of Bach Dang River, where Vietnamese general Tran Huong Dao lured the entire Mongol navy into a trap of metal-tipped bamboo pikes just as the tide was going out. Whatever ships weren't sunk by the pikes were burnt by fire arrows and burning barges, and those who didn't drown in the river were hacked to pieces by hidden reserve forces on the riverbed. With their army destroyed, their supply line overextended from scorched earth tactics, and the morale of the troops low after months of tropical fever, the Mongols were forced to retreat, being harassed by guerrilla forces the entire way back. It would be the last time the Mongols ever set foot in Vietnam.

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** The 3rd Mongol invasion of Vietnam in 1288 was completely destroyed at the Battle of Bach Dang River, where Vietnamese general Tran Huong Hung Dao lured the entire Mongol navy into a trap of metal-tipped bamboo pikes just as the tide was going out. Whatever ships weren't sunk by the pikes were burnt by fire arrows and burning barges, and those who didn't drown in the river were hacked to pieces by hidden reserve forces on the riverbed. With their army destroyed, their supply line overextended from scorched earth tactics, and the morale of the troops low after months of tropical fever, the Mongols were forced to retreat, being harassed by guerrilla forces the entire way back. It would be the last time the Mongols ever set foot in Vietnam.Vietnam.
*** The kicker? This very same strategy had already been deployed before. Against the Chinese. If only the Yuan - Mongol forces knew their history...
7th Jan '17 5:36:03 PM Whipsmart
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* In 1936, UsefulNotes/{{Franklin D Roosevelt}} won ''46 out of 48'' (at the time) States in the presidential election. Fast forward about 40 years and someone ''beats'' this - Ronald Reagan, who wins 49 states... and loses Minnesota (Walter Mondale's home state) by only 4,000 votes.

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* In 1964, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson beat Barry Goldwater by winning 44 out of 50 States in the presidential election.
* In 1936, UsefulNotes/{{Franklin D Roosevelt}} won ''46 out of 48'' (at the time) States in the presidential election. Fast forward about 40 years and someone ''beats'' this - Ronald Reagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who wins 49 states... and loses Minnesota (Walter Mondale's home state) by only 4,000 votes.
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