HISTORY Lists

Category: Military History

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7 Unusual Military Units

From colossal Prussians and delirious Vikings to a faith-based U.S. Army unit, find out more about seven of history’s most unconventional military outfits.

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6 Violent Uprisings in the United States

Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history.

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6 Wars Fought for Ridiculous Reasons

Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts.

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6 Military Renegades

Meet six of history’s most fascinating rogue military leaders.

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7 Brutal Sieges

As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the siege of Vicksburg, get the facts on seven of the most prolonged standoffs in military history.