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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


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comment Battles won by much weaker side
Voted to close since this is asking for a list which will never be exhaustive and will always be argumentative. For example, Thermopylae was not a Spartan/Greek victory since they all died and the Persian army continued onwards. Arguably it was a pyrrhic victory for the Persians.
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comment Why didn't America finish Saddam Hussein after the first Gulf War?
Welcome to the site! You have two questions here. I suggest you ask them as two different ones. Both are good and should be asked but not in the same place.
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comment 1972 textbook by Charles University professor on Thirty Years War
+1 for C. V. Wedgwood's account. It is a great book.
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comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
@sds: As far as I know, they do eat in the same food, in the same place, out of the same utensils. I am not sure if they have separate mess halls for relaxation (Soldiers, NCOs, and Officers) as other branches of the French army have.
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comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
I was wrong, there are 10% of Legion officers were from the ranks. 25% of the ranks are NCOs. I do not know how this compares to other units.
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comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
@Drux: The FAQ has answers to your questions. ^_~
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comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
@Drux: Either. You certainly can be prompted through the ranks. I think about 20% of the officers come from the ranks form what I read on the site. The rest joins the Légion from the normal army, generally after military school or as a promotion. It is a prestigious outfit and there are certainly more candidates than places there.
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answered Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?