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English defeat the French - 1415
British defeat the Americans - 1775
Carthaginians defeat the Romans - 216 BC
Vietnamese defeat the French - 1954
French defeat the Russians - 1807
Confederacy defeats the Union - 1862
Union defeats the Confederacy - 1863
Normans defeat the Anglo-Saxons - 1066
United Nations defeats the North Koreans - 1950
British navy defeats the German navy - 1916
Russians defeat the Germans - July, 1943
Holy League navy defeats the Ottoman navy - 1571
Americans defeat the Japanese - June, 1942
Americans defeat the British - 1815
Americans defeat the Japanese - 1945
Russians defeat the Swedish - 1709
British defeat the Americans - 1775
Liu Bei and Sun Quan defeat Cao Cao - 208/9
Russians defeat the Germans - 1942/3
Persians defeat the Greeks - 480 BC
French defeat the Germans - 1916
Seventh Coalition defeats the French - 1815
Americans and the French defeat the British - 1781
Romans defeat the Carthaginians - 202 BC
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Mar 29th, 2011 at 01:23 GMT
Shouldn't the clue for A be "English" and not "British"? I think that in 1415 England and Scotland were separate kingdoms.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 02:50 GMT
Valid point - I'll change it.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 03:15 GMT
The Americans technically did not defeat the British at Bunker Hill, the Americans retreated and the British took the hill, but at such a high cost it was an American propaganda victory. The same can be said for the Battle of Jutland. It was an indecisive battle, and no navy emerged the victor, it was just the consequences following the battle that were favourable to the English
Mar 29th, 2011 at 05:30 GMT
Great quiz! One small thing -- you've misspelled Thermopylae.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 06:15 GMT
I agree with Bunker Hill. They lost the position. Jutland, however. Even though the battle turned out fairly even, the Royal Navy was such a powerful force that the losses affected the British less. The Germans, however, lost all ability to seriously challenge the Allied navies again. Kind of the same way the Russians won the war on the Eastern Front. They were better able to take losses.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 15:58 GMT
Thanks for catching the typo. I agree with Bunker Hill as well. I'll change it, I'm just trying to keep the clues as simple as possible.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 17:48 GMT
Great quiz dude! Cant wait for the medium and hard version!
Mar 29th, 2011 at 18:55 GMT
Mar 30th, 2011 at 07:54 GMT
Please accept "Incheon" as well; it's how the city is spelled today.
Mar 31st, 2011 at 18:58 GMT
In the C clue you spell it "Carthaginians," but in the Z clue you spell it "CarthEginians".....
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Mar 31st, 2011 at 21:24 GMT
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Mar 31st, 2011 at 23:33 GMT
Cannae was 216 BC.
Apr 1st, 2011 at 00:49 GMT
Great quiz, but I think you have an extra slash at the end of your Bunker Hill answer... I got it by just typing "the" (when I was answering Thermopylae).
Apr 4th, 2011 at 21:12 GMT
Raise your hand if you started humming while answering W.
Apr 5th, 2011 at 21:05 GMT
Great quiz - although the large amount War of Independence battles are a little obscure for most people outside of the US - smallish conflict. Could you accept azincourt for agincourt?
Apr 15th, 2011 at 11:26 GMT
If you're still looking for possible U battles, the battle of Uhud with Muhammad or the Battle of Ulundi in the Zulu War would both be good possiblities...although I don't know if they are easy enough. All of the X battles are Chinese, which might make them not fall under the "easy" category, although that might be the same for the U battles, too. Although if the quiz taker knows that the Zulu capital was Ulundi, they could probably guess it.
Apr 15th, 2011 at 16:15 GMT
I felt they were too obscure - I have a battles a-z (hard) quiz that have "x" and "u" and even on that quiz they are two of the least guessed answers.
Apr 15th, 2011 at 16:57 GMT
I see what you mean-I took that quiz, and despite just looking up the name of the Chinese battle for X, I still missed it, and could only manage to get 10. Great quizzes, though! I think that the level difficulty is very well done.
Apr 20th, 2011 at 21:05 GMT
@jonnywardy: Honest question here ... what is the "War of Independence"? Is that what Brits call the Revolutionary War? I assume you're referring to the war the new United States (with help from France) fought against England.
Apr 28th, 2011 at 18:35 GMT
@jonnywardy: Smallish conflict!? You aren't seriously still in denial about that are you? I mean really that is as far from smallish as possible
May 5th, 2011 at 11:41 GMT
i liked this and gave it 5/5 but i would go further than earlier comments about Jutland - The RN lost almost twice as much tonnage (over 100,000 I believe) as the German Fleet (and I think more than double lives were lost, though I concede that this isnt really how naval conflicts are measured)
May 10th, 2011 at 05:04 GMT
Scout Number 4 thanks you for using Midway for the letter M
May 10th, 2011 at 19:08 GMT
By golly you're welcome Scout Number 4! (salutes)
May 27th, 2011 at 10:06 GMT
Thanks to wolfy for an enjoyable quiz.
May 31st, 2011 at 02:22 GMT
Can you add a
tag to this quiz? I'm not sure if any one else has made it a curator's pick in their subcategories, but its a good new use of the A-Z format so I'd like to.
Jun 1st, 2011 at 19:16 GMT
"Letters" wasn't an available tag, but "letter" was. I added that one and suggested "Letters."
Aug 10th, 2011 at 14:52 GMT
Very happy to see Red Cliffs!
Dec 3rd, 2012 at 10:35 GMT
good quiz .Spelling cost me D & T
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