The Most Important Battles in US History Military Conflicts
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The Most Important Battles in US History

List Criteria: Vote simply on how impactful a given battle was to the course of US history, regardless of whether you were happy with the outcome, etc.

The most significant major battles in American History, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to determine how important these battles were to the development of the United States. Therefore, your votes should be based on how crucial you feel these battles were, not whether you are a fan of the outcome or how much you agree with the reasons for fighting. Bear in mind, as well, these results are not limited to battles fought within the territory of the United States. Feel free to include any other battles that you think directly impacted the future course of events in the United States.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  2. 2
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    Normandy

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  3. 3
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    Midway Atoll, United States of America

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  4. 4
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America

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  5. 5
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    Virginia, United States of America

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  6. 6
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    Massachusetts, United States of America

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  7. 7
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    Iwo Jima, Japan

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  8. 8
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    Ardennes, Belgium

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  9. 9
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    Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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  10. 10
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    Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  11. 11
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    Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

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    Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  13. 13
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    New York, United States of America

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  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

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  15. 15
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    Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

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  16. 16
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    Okinawa Island, Japan

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  17. 17
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    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  18. 18
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    Tennessee, United States of America

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    Incheon, South Korea

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Virginia, United States of America

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    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

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  22. 22
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    Philippines

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Montana, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Calabria, Italy

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    Tet Offensive Vietnam

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    Busan, South Korea

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  27. 27
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    Atlantic Ocean

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    Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Chalmette, United States of America

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  30. 30
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    Khe Sanh, Vietnam

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    ranked low on reranks Korea

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  32. 32
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    Virginia, United States of America

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  33. 33
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    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Germany

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  35. 35
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    Georgia, United States of America

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    Forest of Argonne, France

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    Marne, France

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  38. 38
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    Battle of Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    added by JacobCuellar Deer Park, Texas, United States of America

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    Fallujah, Iraq

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    Kuwait

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  42. 42
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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Mexico City, Mexico

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  44. 44
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    New York City, New York, United States of America

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  45. 45
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    Hue, Vietnam

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  46. 46
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    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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    Richmond, Kentucky, United States of America

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  48. 48
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    Gulf of Tonkin

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  49. 49
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    Mississippi, United States of America

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  50. 50
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    Virginia, United States of America

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