History LetsGetDangerous / RealLife

15th Jun '16 11:15:38 PM FordPrefect
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** Basically the same thing happened with Russia, it heavily counted toward winning the European war. Namely, after losing the Winter War noted above, Hitler decided that the Soviet Union was too pathetic to keep as allies, and [[TooDumbToLive decided to turn on them.]] What Hitler didn't realize was that the ''reason'' the Russians lost that war was poor planning, supplies, and a truly badass sniper. So what happened after the Soviets' recovered from the initial string of many German victories? They bled out the bulk of the German army's best troops in the meatgrinder that was Stalingrad, crippling the German war machine long before the USA got involved. Then they eventually went on the counteroffensive and crushed every last German force and stronghold between Moscow and Berlin, even managing to beat the Western Allies to the German capital. There is a very good reason why MakeTheBearAngryAgain is a trope, and why there is an "again" in its name.

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** Basically the same thing happened with Russia, it heavily counted toward winning the European war. Namely, after losing the Winter War noted above, Hitler decided that the Soviet Union was too pathetic to keep as allies, and [[TooDumbToLive decided to turn on them.]] What Hitler didn't realize was that the ''reason'' the Russians lost that war was poor planning, supplies, and a truly badass sniper. So what happened after the Soviets' Soviets recovered from the initial string of many German victories? They bled out the bulk of the German army's best troops in the meatgrinder that was Stalingrad, crippling the German war machine long before the USA got involved. Then they eventually went on the counteroffensive and crushed every last German force and stronghold between Moscow and Berlin, even managing to beat the Western Allies to the German capital. There is a very good reason why MakeTheBearAngryAgain is a trope, and why there is an "again" in its name.
27th Apr '16 11:10:45 AM MadCat221
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** Additionally, there was the U.S.S. ''Constitution'''s victory over the H.M.S. ''Guerriere''. It's the origin of The ''Constitution'''s moniker of "Ol' Ironsides", when the ''Guerrierre'''s shots simply bounced off her hull. The US Navy didn't have any heavy-hitter Ships of The Line, but their best ships were the ''Constitution'' and her sister ships, all top-quality heavy frigates.

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** Additionally, there was the U.S.S. ''Constitution'''s Constitution's victory over the H.M.S. ''Guerriere''. Guerriere. It's the origin of The ''Constitution'''s Constitution's moniker of "Ol' Ironsides", when the ''Guerrierre'''s Guerrierre's shots simply bounced off her hull. The US Navy didn't have any heavy-hitter Ships of The Line, but their best ships were the ''Constitution'' and her sister ships, all top-quality heavy frigates.
27th Apr '16 11:09:44 AM MadCat221
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** Additionally, there was the U.S.S. ''Constitution'''s victory over the H.M.S. ''Guerriere''. It's the origin of The ''Constitution'''s moniker of "Ol' Ironsides", when the ''Guerrierre'''s shots simply bounced off her hull. The US Navy didn't have any heavy-hitter Ships of The Line, but their best ships were the ''Constitution'' and her sister ships, all top-quality heavy frigates.
15th Oct '15 4:02:02 PM Blackie
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It should also be noted the Lepanto is cited as a miracle--due to just about everyone in Europe praying the Rosary at the time. It is said that the Pope knew the minute the battle was won, and proceed to shout the good news out the nearest window.

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** It should also be noted the Lepanto is cited as a miracle--due to just about everyone in Europe praying the Rosary at the time. It is said that the Pope knew the minute the battle was won, and proceed to shout the good news out the nearest window.
3rd Sep '15 9:25:26 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* When the Norwegian peasant militia managed to muster, it was a force to be reckoned with. This is the reason why the Danish army made sure its backbone was built on Norwegian farm boys. During the union times, this farm militia gained a reputation on this thrice: In 1612, when a band of Scottish mercenaries invaded, the farmers assembled to massacre the lot of them at the narrowest place they could find in a CurbStompBattle. It is fair to say only 12 Scotsmen survived this, and the battle soon became the StuffOfLegends. In 1808, a much larger militia/regular army held the Swedes at bay at several fronts, and when the Swedes invaded at the same place in 1814, the Norwegian army units managed it once again. This time, the conditions was quite bad for the Norwegians, but the Swedish army RAN for it.

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* When the Norwegian peasant militia managed to muster, it was a force to be reckoned with. This is the reason why the Danish army made sure its backbone was built on Norwegian farm boys. During the union times, this farm militia gained a reputation on this thrice: In 1612, when a band of Scottish mercenaries invaded, the farmers assembled to massacre the lot of them at the narrowest place they could find in a CurbStompBattle. It is fair to say only 12 Scotsmen survived this, and the battle soon became the StuffOfLegends. In 1808, a much larger militia/regular army held the Swedes at bay at several fronts, and when the Swedes invaded at the same place in 1814, the Norwegian army units managed it once again. This time, the conditions was were quite bad for the Norwegians, but the Swedish army RAN for it.
3rd Sep '15 9:24:31 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* When the Norwegian peasant militia managed to muster, it was a force to be reckoned with. This is the reason why the Danish army made sure its backbone was built on Norwegian farm boys. During the union times, this farm militia gained a reputation on this thrice: In 1612, when a band of Scottish mercenaries invaded, the farmers assembled to massacre the lot of them at the narrowest place they could find in a CurbStompBattle. It is fair to say only 12 Scotsmen survived this, and the battle soon became the StuffOfLegends. In 1808, a much larger militia/regular army held the Swedes at bay at several fronts, and when the Swedes invaded at the same place in 1814, the Norwegian army units managed it once again. This time, the conditions was quite bad for the Norwegians, but the Swedish army RAN for it.
** Not to mention the many attempts to keep the entire Wehrmacht at bay during the spring of 1940. It is no surprise that the Germans suffered heavy blows on men and artillery, let alone horses, at the exact spot where the aforementioned Scotsmen had been massacred some 300 years before.
1st Sep '15 6:45:10 AM Kreeger
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It should also be noted the Lepanto is cited as a miracle--due to just about everyone in Europe praying the Rosary at the time. It is said that the Pope knew the minute the battle was won, and proceed to shout the good news out the nearest window.
19th Jul '15 7:40:07 PM AFP
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* WorldWarOne was this for [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]], in terms of international reputation. Before WWI, they were some obscure backwater colony. By the end of the war, the Germans knew in no uncertain terms that they were in for ''hell'' if the Canadians attacked them.

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* WorldWarOne was this for [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]], in terms of international reputation. Before WWI, they were some obscure backwater colony. By the end of the war, the Germans knew in no uncertain terms that they were in for ''hell'' if [[TheDreaded the Canadians Canadians]] attacked them.
16th Apr '15 1:28:12 PM MechWarrior
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** TooDumbToLive: Persian Kings understood the battles of the Greek mainland as some minor loss on a backward border of their empire... until the said Greeks [[AlexanderTheGreat led by a certain young King]] marched straight '''into''' their empire and smashed it in just a few more battles. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome While outnumbered 10 to 1]].

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** TooDumbToLive: Persian Kings understood the battles of the Greek mainland as some minor loss on a backward border of their empire... until the said Greeks [[AlexanderTheGreat [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat led by a certain young King]] marched straight '''into''' their empire and smashed it in just a few more battles. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome While outnumbered 10 to 1]].
11th Feb '15 6:10:34 PM sabremeister
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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kauser.html Rukhsana Kauser]]. An Indian peasant girl in Kashmir. When some terrorists came by her house to [[RapePillageAndBurn forage]], she killed an internationally wanted terrorist leader. In close combat. While outnumbered and outgunned. To protect her parents. At age 18. With a ''hatchet''.

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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kauser.html Rukhsana Kauser]]. An Indian peasant girl in Kashmir. When some terrorists came by her house to [[RapePillageAndBurn forage]], she killed an internationally wanted terrorist leader. In close combat. While outnumbered and outgunned. To protect her parents. At age 18. With a ''hatchet''.''his own gun''.
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