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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.
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    Normandy

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    the people's #1 & most listed Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Midway Atoll, United States of America

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

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    Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Iwo Jima, Japan

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    Ardennes, Belgium

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    Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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    Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

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    Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks New York, United States of America

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    Okinawa Island, Japan

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    Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

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    Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

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    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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    Tennessee, United States of America

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    Incheon, South Korea

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    Tet Offensive Vietnam

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Calabria, Italy

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    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

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    Atlantic Ocean

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    Philippines

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

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    Busan, South Korea

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    ranked low on reranks Korea

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    Khe Sanh, Vietnam

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    Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    ranked low on reranks Chalmette, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Germany

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Georgia, United States of America

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    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Hue, Vietnam

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    Forest of Argonne, France

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marne, France

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    added by zxray Europe

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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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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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    Mexico City, Mexico

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    Richmond, Kentucky, United States of America

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Gulf of Tonkin

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    Virginia, United States of America

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