Which war is the most exciting to learn about

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    @Dylan:

    @ABWorsham:

    @Fishmoto37:

    I voted for WWII. It was the war of my childhood. I have read about it all my life but I was too young to remember much about it. How about the war for Texas Independence? Of course that was a leeetle mite before my time. Always liked to read about this time of Texas history.

    As a Texan I’ve always enjoyed the War  for Texas Independence.

    Against Mexico?

    Of course it was against Mexico. (1836) A couple years before my time.


  • No one voted for the War of 1812, I like that war, other then nothing happened on the map.

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    @Fishmoto37:

    @Dylan:

    @ABWorsham:

    @Fishmoto37:

    I voted for WWII. It was the war of my childhood. I have read about it all my life but I was too young to remember much about it. How about the war for Texas Independence? Of course that was a leeetle mite before my time. Always liked to read about this time of Texas history.

    As a Texan I’ve always enjoyed the War  for Texas Independence.

    Against Mexico?

    Of course it was against Mexico. (1836) A couple years before my time.

    I didn’t know that they had a war going on in Texas….to me it was more like a battle or skirmish…hmm…you allways learn something new…


  • @aequitas:

    @Fishmoto37:

    @Dylan:

    @ABWorsham:

    @Fishmoto37:

    I voted for WWII. It was the war of my childhood. I have read about it all my life but I was too young to remember much about it. How about the war for Texas Independence? Of course that was a leeetle mite before my time. Always liked to read about this time of Texas history.

    As a Texan I’ve always enjoyed the War  for Texas Independence.

    Against Mexico?

    Of course it was against Mexico. (1836) A couple years before my time.

    I didn’t know that they had a war going on in Texas….to me it was more like a battle or skirmish…hmm…you allways learn something new…

    Personally I find the Texan independence movement to be quite facinating the fact that the Texans even flirted with the idea of being a province of the British empire because the U.S government didnt want to accept them as a state of the union.


  • @Octospire:

    Personally I find the Texan independence movement to be quite facinating the fact that the Texans even flirted with the idea of being a province of the British empire because the U.S government didnt want to accept them as a state of the union.

    hhmph Didn’t know that.
    Not entirely surprised, mind you. Independence seeking Metis in the Canadian West were willing to join the US later in that century.

    #683


  • @ABWorsham:

    @Fishmoto37:

    I voted for WWII. It was the war of my childhood. I have read about it all my life but I was too young to remember much about it. How about the war for Texas Independence? Of course that was a leeetle mite before my time. Always liked to read about this time of Texas history.

    As a Texan I’ve always enjoyed the War  for Texas Independence.

    Me as well.  Although the story is far different once outside of Texas.  I’ll still hold on to my romantic notions of the Alamo, however.

    @Octospire:

    @aequitas:

    @Fishmoto37:

    @Dylan:

    @ABWorsham:

    @Fishmoto37:

    I voted for WWII. It was the war of my childhood. I have read about it all my life but I was too young to remember much about it. How about the war for Texas Independence? Of course that was a leeetle mite before my time. Always liked to read about this time of Texas history.

    As a Texan I’ve always enjoyed the War  for Texas Independence.

    Against Mexico?

    Of course it was against Mexico. (1836) A couple years before my time.

    I didn’t know that they had a war going on in Texas….to me it was more like a battle or skirmish…hmm…you allways learn something new…

    Personally I find the Texan independence movement to be quite facinating the fact that the Texans even flirted with the idea of being a province of the British empire because the U.S government didnt want to accept them as a state of the union.

    It’s the only place in the US that existed as a sovereign state, if I remember correctly.  Also, it was involved in two wars with a central issue of slavery.


  • stay on topic


  • @Dylan:

    stay on topic

    You a mod now?

    Anyway, this was under “other wars”.


  • And Jermofoot is explaining why he finds the War of Texan Independence exciting / interesting…

    #687


  • @Jermofoot:

    @Dylan:

    stay on topic

    You a mod now?

    Anyway, this was under “other wars”.

    No I’m not a mod, nor do I want to. It’s just halting the poll.


  • The Napoleonic Wars, although I dislike calling it that, as it implies Napoleon was responsible for every conflict that erupted during that time.


  • @UN:

    The Napoleonic Wars, although I dislike calling it that, as it implies Napoleon was responsible for every conflict that erupted during that time.

    So what do you call it.


  • @Dylan:

    @UN:

    The Napoleonic Wars, although I dislike calling it that, as it implies Napoleon was responsible for every conflict that erupted during that time.

    So what do you call it.

    Just the Napoleonic Era. I usually just call it the “Napoleonic Wars” if I need to be more specific.


  • Continue your discussion about the Texan history if necessary


  • Any war involving decisive naval battles(no, Jutland isn’t one), especially ones involving the Royal (Canadian, Australian, Indian, etc.) Navy


  • @Cromwell_Dude:

    Yes, I would agree with you Calvin…good addition…

    With naval battles being interesting, or Jutland not being decisive?


  • @Dylan:

    @Frontovik:

    1812 war?
    and which civil war??

    You should know about the War of 1812
    The US one.

    to me 1812 is the expedition of napoleon into russia…


  • @Frontovik:

    @Dylan:

    @Frontovik:

    1812 war?
    and which civil war??

    You should know about the War of 1812
    The US one.

    to me 1812 is the expedition of napoleon into russia…

    Mind you that wasn’t a war in itself. It’d be like calling D-Day the War of 1944, right?

    So what do you call the war the North Americans call the War of 1812?

    #722


  • @allboxcars:

    @Frontovik:

    @Dylan:

    @Frontovik:

    1812 war?
    and which civil war??

    You should know about the War of 1812
    The US one.

    to me 1812 is the expedition of napoleon into russia…

    Mind you that wasn’t a war in itself. It’d be like calling D-Day the War of 1944, right?

    So what do you call the war the North Americans call the War of 1812?

    #722

    you guys had a war in 1812?

    know bout your spanish wars, is it that?


  • Punic Wars. They determined control of the Mediterranean and cemented Rome’s prime position for 600 years to come.

    “Carthage must be destroyed!”- Cato the Elder


  • @GrizzlyMan:

    Punic Wars. They determined control of the Mediterranean and cemented Rome’s prime position for 600 years to come.

    “Carthage must be destroyed!”- Cato the Elder

    Next thing you know people on the street will say “Carthage must be destroyed!”


  • Cold war baby! How close we came to actually throwing nukes at each other will always fascinate me. My second choice would have been the “Star Wars” between the Star Trekkers and the Star Wars fans at Comic con that one year. :mrgreen:


  • @GrizzlyMan:

    “Carthage must be destroyed!”- Cato the Elder

    And thus the soundbite was invented…

    #726


  • @GrizzlyMan:

    Punic Wars. They determined control of the Mediterranean and cemented Rome’s prime position for 600 years to come.

    “Carthage must be destroyed!”- Cato the Elder

    Before there was Ali vs Frasier, there was Rome vs Carthage.


  • Next thing you know people on the street will say “Carthage must be destroyed!”

    I sometimes say it to people on the street. It’s in the signature of all of my e-mails (and my AAA.org posts).

    Another interesting war is the Greek and Persian wars. Themistocles and Leonidas are really interesting. I don’t know why but all of those ancient Mediterranean wars were really cool.

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