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Today, we finish up the first round in the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket. We begin with the liberator of South America, Simon Bolivar, who goes up against the evolutionary pioneer, Charles Darwin. Our second match is between the man who helped bring down apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and one of the most prolific inventors in world history, Thomas Edison. Find out who moves on the the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we finish up the first round in the Leaders bracket. Our first battle is between the Mughal Emperor Akbar against the head of the Songhai Empire of Western Africa, Askia Mohammed I. The second scrum is an all England fight between the King of the West Saxons, Alfred the Great and the Queen with an era named after her, Elizabeth I. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we finish up the first round in the Military bracket. We begin with the Roman general who defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus. He goes up against the general who began the unification of Japan in the 16th century, Oda Nobunaga. The final tilt pits the Kurdish/Arab general who ousted the Crusader's from Jerusalem, Saladin. He faces the man who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, the First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley. Find out which of these men make it to the second round. Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we finish up the Battle bracket. We begin with the decisive end to the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo. It goes up against the American Revolutionary battle, Yorktown. Then we have the face-off between the Greco-Persian fight, Marathon. We complete the first round when it takes on the Korean conflict's Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Find out who makes it to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we finish off the Villains bracket as we pit the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini against the sadistic head of the USSRs NKVD secret police, Lavrenty Beria. The second battle pits the Islamist terrorist Osama bin Laden facing the scourge of Rome, the genocidal Attila the Hun. Find out who moves on to the second round as well as finding out all the battles in the Villains bracket coming up.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today's duel episode brings battles from two brackets, the Events and Villains. We start with the publishing of the Travels of Marco Polo versus the Start of the Computer Age. Our second scrum pits the King of Belgium, Leopold II against the African leader, Shaka Zulu. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we begin in the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket where we pit the founder of Planned Parenthood and champion of contraception, Margaret Sanger, Against the winner of the 1979 Noble Peace Prize, Saint Mother Teresa. From the Battles Bracket we put the Roman Battle of Pharsalus against the great upset victory of the British over the French during the Hundred Years' War, Agincourt. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
First, we go to the Leaders Bracket where we pit the Emperor of the Carolingian Empire, Charlemagne against the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt, Ramesses the Great. From the Military bracket we start with the feared general of ancient times, Hannibal Barca. He goes up against the Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
First, we head to the Events bracket where we find one of the favorites to win Battle Ground History, World War II go up against the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Then, moving over to the Villain bracket, we find another favorite, Adolph Hitler, face off against the leader of the first Soviet secret police agency, the Cheka, Felix Dzerzhinsky. Find out who move on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we present two battles, one in the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket, where Benjamin Franklin the American polymath faces off against the Scottish rebel, William Wallace. In the second scrum, we pit two Roman fights, the Battle of Actium between the forces of Octavian against Mark Antony and Cleopatra against the Battle of Alesia where Julius Caesar would fight against the massive Gallic army led by Vercengetorix. Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the Military bracket, we bring you two of the finest generals in world history. The first, was one of the finest leaders of the US Army during World War II. The second, considered by many the last of the Romans, was the great Byzantine general, Belisarius. Find out who will move on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
In the Leaders bracket we pit the monarch of Great Britain who ruled for 63 years, Queen Victoria. Her opponent, the Emperor of the Roman Empire who allowed Christians to worship freely, Constantine the Great. Find out who moves on to the second round of the tournament.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
In the Villains bracket we pit the man who unified the Mongol people and carried out the mass murder of millions versus the ruthless leader of Iraq, who led his people into a genocidal war against Iran, Saddam Hussein.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we head on over to the Events bracket where we pit the modern day wonder, the Invention of the Internet, against the most ancient of our contestants, the Civilization of Sumer. Find out who moves on to the second round of the tournament.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we head on over to the Battles bracket were we pit an ancient clash between the emerging Roman army against the old man on the block, the Greeks. Their opponent is the turning point contest of the American Civil War, Gettysburg.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Over in the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket, we pit arguably the most successful rebel of all time, the founder of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang. His opponent, the man whose publication of the principle of heliocentrism, sparked the Scientific Revolution, Nicholas Copernicus. Find out who moves on thte second round. Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Today, we head on over to the Military bracket where we start with "the ultimate hero-monster" Tamerlane, also known as Timur. His opponent is the soldier-statesman from the 18th century, Fredrick the Great. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
In the Leaders bracket, we pit the King of Spain at the height of its global empire, Phillip II against the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. Find out who makes it to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the Villains bracket, we bring out two first-ballot inductees to the evil hall of fame, the Transylvanian Vlad Dracul and Nazi SS-Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the Events bracket we bring the devastating Mongol Invasions and the signing of the influential Magna Carta. Find out which one moves on over to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
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