Politics & History

Top 10 Most Influential Wars and Battles

How many countries are damaged by wars? How many children are orphaned? How many women are widowed? How many people are homeless? Battles and wars are very offensive actions that bring about damage, demolishment and elimination of everything. History is full of wars that dramatically affected peoples and countries, in whose aftermaths we have lived, while many people suffer from these wars that have been waged for the sake of political, economic, cultural or social purposes. The most influential wars and battles are included in this article.

10  Waterloo, 1815:

It took place between France and the Seventh Coalition. The French army led by Napoleon was conquered by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, including an Anglo-allied army led by the Duke of Wellington, a Prussian army led by Gebhard von Blücher. Waterloo led to killing and wounding around 15,000 people belong to Wellington and other 7,000 people belong to Blücher. Napoleon lost about 25,000 dead or wounded and 8,000 taken prisoners. Both parties get their fingers burnt.

Waterloo, 1815

9 Huai-Hai, 1948:

It was one of the minorities of conventional battles of the war. About 550,000 troops of the China, led by Kuomintang were besieged in Xuzhou and cracked by the communist People’s Liberation Army. This movement is one of the three that put an end for Nationalist dominance in northern China. Some state that the real casualty of communist army are over 0.133 million, although it is officially declared, but the names of many soldiers killed were not recorded in Huaihai campaign Museum that includes only 30,000 names. This battle is commemorated in a movie entitled Three Great Campaigns, produced by the CCP.

Huai-Hai, 1948

8 The Punic Wars:

The Punic Wars took place between the called later Mediterranean power Carthage in opposition to a young Roman Republic, in which Rome gained victory leading to the destruction of Carthage that cause an additional world, influenced by Latins. Many proceedings in Rome’s history are very significant; the founding of the City, the life of Julius Caesar, the change to an Empire and the glowing of Christianity, all of them dangled in the balance during the Punic Wars. It has a ripple effect.

The Punic Wars

7 The Crusades, 12th century:

The Crusades were deemed to be a sequence of attacks by the Christian nations of Europe to get back the Holy Land and to defend Christianity, as claimed against the Muslim Arabs. These wars led to destruction of many important areas. The Crusades would be able to breathe life into trade flanked by Europe and the remaining countries of the world. Without the Crusades, Europe might have stayed behind in the Dark Ages.



6 The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917:

After colossal losses in World War I, in 1917, Vladimir Lenin would guide the October Revolution against the Czar’s oppression in Russia. This revolution is one of the most influential in history, almost certainly second after American Revolution. It would awake the U.S.S.R. and its power in World War II and the Cold War in opposition to the United States. But if this revolution would have never occurred, it could indicate no Soviet Union which is the mainly essential effects on the world.

Bolshevik Revolution, 1917

5  Actium, 31 BCE:

In a sea battle of heroic magnitude, during a few hours Antony and Cleopatra lost two-thirds of their fleet and any chance of throwing out Octavian as Emperor of Rome just the once their soldiers knew about defeat and began shattering in large numbers. The couple of Cleopatra and Antony managed to flee the massacre and go back to Egypt to find an alternative, which it seems that involved committing suicide. They fell on their swords.

Actium, 31 BCE

4 Cajamarca, 1532:

It was the capture of the Inca ruler Atahualpa by Francisco Pizarro and a small Spanish force on November 16, 1532. The Spanish claimed lives of about thousands of Atahualpa’s commanders and defenseless attendants in Cajamarca, and caused his armed host outside the town to escape. The capture of Atahualpa blotted the opening stage of the invasion of the pre-Columbian Inca Empire of Peru.

Cajamarca, 1532

3 Hastings, 1066:

The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066, whose parties are the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and an English army led by the King Harold II, during the Norman conquest of England. It occurred approximately 7 miles (north-west of Hastings. Marren considers that possibly 2,000 Normans and 4,000 Englishmen were taken from life at Hastings. It is reported that some of the English dead were still being found on the hillside years later. One skeleton found in a medieval graveyard, and originally is thought to belong to the 13th century Battle of Lewes.

Hastings, 1066

2 Adrianople, 718:

What The Battle of Tours was for western Europe, and the Battle of Vienna was for central Europe, the battle of Adrianople was for eastern Europe in that once again, the armies of Islam were stopped in their tracks just as they were prepared to take all of Europe. Had this battle been lost and Constantinople—at the time the largest city in Christendom—fallen to the Muslims, it would have allowed the armies of Islam to move practically unimpeded throughout the Balkans and into central Europe and Italy. As it was, Constantinople was to act like the cork in a bottle, keeping the armies of Allah from crossing the Bosporus and taking Europe in force—a role it was to play for the next 700 years until the city finally fell in 1453.


1 Atomic Bombigs of Japan:

They occurred in the World War II, 1945 and were conducted by the United States during the final stages of the war in August 1945. The two bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first and the only use of nuclear weapons in wars. Hiroshima was the chief target of the first nuclear bombing mission on 6 August, among Kokura and Nagasaki as substitute targets. Indeed, Japan paid dearly for this bombing. After the bombing, President Truman delivered a statement announcing the use of the new weapon. He uttered “We may be grateful to Providence” that the German atomic bomb scheme had fallen short, and that the United States paid about two billion dollars on the utmost scientific hazard in history to achieve victory.

Atomic Bombigs of Japan


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