History’s Biggest Military Missteps

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War is – more often than that – a numbers game. Unless something unlikely happens, it’s usually the side with the numerical advantage that goes home with the victory, which has been especially true in history. Many modern weapons – like nukes – can easily make brute force obsolete, though that wasn’t the case for most of our history. If you took a bigger and more intimidating army to a battle, you were almost-always more likely to return victorious.

That is, of course, unless you happen to go out of your way to make a mistake (we’re looking at you, Napoleon). Quite a few traditionally-superior armies in history have been defeated due to unnecessary blunders that could have been easily avoided. While many of these disastrous military blunders in history may not be common knowledge to most of us, almost all of them were instrumental in deciding the outcome of their respective wars.


This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!


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