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The Battle of Waterloo (1812) - At this battle, French troops led by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte lost to the British-Dutch-Prussian armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blucher. Had he won, he would have been unstoppable. The Battle of Tours (732) - At this battle, Frank troops led by Charles "The Hammer" Martel fought off and destroyed a much larger Islamic force that was part of the Umayyad Caliphate (the Moors). The Caliphate force led by Abdul Rahman was unable to defeat the Franks and he was forced to retreat. Had he won, Europe would have likely fallen to Islam. The Battle of Salamis (480 BC) - At this battle, a fleet from the Greek City-States commanded by Eurybiades and Themistocles fought off the Islamic Achaemenid Empire fleet (Persia) commanded by Xerxes I. The Persian fleet was much more larger than the Greek fleet (some say it was 1,000 Persian ships vs. 378 Greek ships). When the Persian ships entered the Straits of Salamis in cramped conditions, they were easily defeated by the Greeks. Some say if they won it would have change a lot. The Story of the Spanish Armada (1588) - At this battle, a fleet of smaller British ships commanded by Lord Howard Effingham and Sir Francis Drake successfully defeated a larger Spanish fleet commanded by the Duke of Medina Sidonia. The Spanish had packed their ships into tight formations and the British with their faster and smaller ships were able to defeat the Spanish ships. Eventually this led to a devastating retreat for the Spanish. Had they won a lot would change for Britain.
The Battle of Leipzig (1813) - At this battle, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte lost a major battle against the Sixth Coalition led by Czar Alexander I. This was after his failed invasion of Russia. The Battle of Stalingrad (1942 to 1943) - At this battle, Germany and other Axis nations lost what is perhaps, the most important battle on the European Eastern Front in World War 2. Soviet troops were able to stop the Germans from taking total control of the city. Then, massed Soviet armies arrived on the flanks of the Axis troops and surrounded them, eventually leading to their surrender.    

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