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    (Original post by Barden)
    Using guns to defeat armies wielding spears doesn't make an army great, no matter how many times it is done.

    If the British army was so amazing in the colonial era, we'd have conquered Europe, not Africa.

    France and Germany on the otherhand... well they both nearly did conquer Europe in their respective heydays...
    Well we conquered most of North America, facing superior numbers, with colonists being fully armed by the French and Dutch.

    Remember Waterloo ?
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    The British Empire was only marginally larger than the Mongol Empire, both at their greatest extents
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    (Original post by Strathclyder)
    No, the picture is a factual representation of the British empire, you ignoramous.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire
    Flawed picture. British Empire was certainly not the best.Not even in top 5

    Best armies by far (also taking into account the strength of opposition)
    1-Mongols
    2-Ottoman armies
    3-Armies of Saladin the great
    4-Nazi army of early 1940s
    5-Greek army commanded by Alexander
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    USA have the best army of all time. Period.
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    (Original post by A.K.A...)
    USA have the best army of all time. Period.
    It hasn't yet faced a real opposition besides the Japanese
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    Flawed picture. British Empire was certainly not the best.Not even in top 5

    Best armies by far (also taking into account the strength of opposition)
    1-Mongols
    2-Ottoman armies
    3-Armies of Saladin the great
    4-Nazi army of early 1940s
    5-Greek army commanded by Alexander
    The picture is not flawed. All those territories in red in the picture were part of the British empire. Tell me what parts are flawed ?
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    It hasn't yet faced a real opposition besides the Japanese
    So please name a country that can defeat them and name their weaponry
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    It hasn't yet faced a real opposition besides the Japanese
    It faced the entire soviet union and fought proxy wars.
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    Well i read in a book and besides i read British Empire only controlled the eastern part of Australia and only the southern territories of Canada and Afghanistan was never under British control. Flawed picture
    Let's put it this way.

    Britain had 1/4 of the worlds population under its banner.
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    (Original post by Strathclyder)
    It faced the entire soviet union and fought proxy wars.
    Exactly my point if the US werent here the world would be in chaos
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    (Original post by Arsenal4lif)
    It hasn't yet faced a real opposition besides the Japanese
    What dreamland are you living in? One look at America's military spending vs the world should give you the answer.
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    Britain did not have the greatest army in the world, it was only mediocre for the time. But we did have one of the best navies of all time.

    I would say probably the Mongols.
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    (Original post by Abbadon27)
    Britain did not have the greatest army in the world, it was only mediocre for the time. But we did have one of the best navies of all time.

    I would say probably the Mongols.
    How was the British army mediocre ? What armies were superior at the time of the British empire ?
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    (Original post by Wucker)
    No, I totally agree!

    The British have had it really rough under 60 years of cruel American hegemony.

    I mean, what, with all the improved living standards, longer life expectancy, unbroken peace at home, and stupid American movies that you must pay to see only to ridicule and not because you actually like them, its no wonder that Britons are so darn angry!
    I was expecting sarcasm, so I got you some news articles:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ghanistan.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-shortage.html
    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...under-named.do

    These, along with all the personal accounts of near misses that I have heard from personnel, are honestly quite shocking. One story I heard was of an A-10 almost blowing up a british convoy because they thought they were iraqis, even though they were wearing nato markings.
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    (Original post by A.K.A...)
    USA have the best army of all time. Period.
    Drop an EMP on top of their armed forces and they're screwed big time since they use technology to gain the upper hand.

    Anyway best army in history...personally the Romans or Alexander the Great. But who is deadliest? Quick tell Deadliest warrior to make one about Romans vs Alexander the Great.
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    (Original post by Strathclyder)
    How was the British army mediocre ? What armies were superior at the time of the British empire ?
    The Prussian army and later the Wehrmacht. The French and the Russian armies at various points were also better.
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    (Original post by Abbadon27)
    The Prussian army and later the Wehrmacht. The French and the Russian armies at various points were also better.
    How were they better ?
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    Samurai were very good(although like the Spartans their military structure let them down)
    Wehrmacht was awesome
    USA in a conventional war
    Knights Templar were highly regarded(even by Saladin their enemy)
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