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Author: Mark Schauss

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Leaders, Military, Rebels, Rouges and Scholars, Villains, Battles or Events, which one will prove to be the greatest person or event in world history? Find out here at Battle Ground History.
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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)
Battle Ground History will be paused until July to allow me to write a book I've been asked to produce for my one of work. Don't worry, we'll be back and I promise I'll take this podcast to its conclusion. See everyone soon!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)
From the Battles bracket, we pit the World War II Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest and most brutal fights of the war, against the Battle of Leipzig, one of the last conflicts of the Napoleonic Wars. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket, we pit the great Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, against a true rogue, the Russian mystic, Grigori Rasputin. Find out who moves on to the second round to face Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the military bracket, we bring you two brilliant strategists, General Erwin Rommel from Germany and Grand Prince Dmitri Donskoi. Find out who moves on to meet Julius Caesar in the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
Heading on over to the Leaders bracket we pit the man who was arguably the wealthiest man who ever lived, Mansa Musa I of the Mali Empire. He faces off against the King of Babylonia who gave us a code of laws that influence our world to this day, Hammurabi. Find out who moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
From the Villains bracket, we have the Butcher of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada facing off against the leader of a pack of misfits who committed one of the most heinous murders in American history, Charles Manson. Find out which villain moves on to the second round.Support the show (http://www.battlegroundhistory.com)
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