Re: What is the most important war in human history?

Large or small, the impact of any war is felt. The impact of a given war should not be compared with that of others, but instead should be examined on its own merits. To look at some examples, the Gallic sack of Rome in 387BCE, although practically dealing only a minor setback to Rome's expansion, left a mark on the people that paved the way centuries later for Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The Gallic sack was short, but was to have a profound effect on the future of the western world. Teutoburg in 9CE put a halt to Caesar Augustus' expansion, slowing the spread of imperial Rome and, perhaps, limiting the Romanization of Europe. Despite the importance of each of these battles, a comparison of their importance is hardly useful.

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