The 5 most famous Pyrian victories in history

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The 5 most famous Pyrian victories in history

Turkish politics has recently been met with a very interesting concept: the victory of Pyrrhus. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected president with the most votes in the May 28 elections and scored an important victory against the opposition. However, according to some opposition politicians, this victory was not as glorious as it seemed. Because it also involved great losses for the victorious side. Just like the victory of the King of Epirus, Pyrrhus, over the Roman army thousands of years ago! However, Pyrrhus is not the only ruler recorded in history with the “victory of Pyrrhus”! History is replete with many “victories”, where victory brings great destruction and losses and equates to defeat! Here are the 5 most famous Pyramid victories in history.

A concept that describes victories at the cost of massive, devastating losses: Pyrus

1. The Battle of Asculum

The Battle of Asculum, which pitted the army of the Roman Republic against Pyrrhus and his Italian allies in 280 BC, was the battle in which the concept of “Pyrrhus’ victory” emerged. The King of Epirus, Pyrrhus, marched on the Roman army with a large army and scored a historic victory. However, when the war ended in the city of Asculum in southeastern Italy, the winners were crushed as heavy a defeat as the losers.

Yes, Rome lost the war, and most of the soldiers in the army died during the war. However, the situation of the victorious army under Pyrrhus was not much different. Pyrrhus’ military power was almost completely destroyed. So much so that, according to a rumor, King Pyrrhus, after the victory that went down in history, after clearing the battlefield, “If we win another such victory over Rome, we will be utterly ruined.! ” He said…

2. The Battle of Malplaquet

One of the most famous Burkean victories in history came after the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709. In the early 1700’s, King II. Charles’ death caused a very important debate and rivalry over who should sit on the Spanish throne.

The 100,000-strong “Grand Alliance”, consisting of Dutch, Austrian, Prussian and British warriors, faced the 90,000-strong French army. The two armies clashed on September 11, 1709. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, who was at the head of the Grand Alliance, succeeded in becoming the leader who won the hours-long war. However, he lost one out of every four soldiers in his army. The war was won, but it was difficult to call this victory a victory.

3. The Battle of Bunker Hill

Pyrrhus' victory

The Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on June 17, 1755, was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. In the battle, an American “militia” of 1,000 men was tasked with defending Bunker Hill against 2,200 soldiers of the entrenched British Army. After two failed attempts, the British managed to capture the hill in their third attack. But more than half of the elite unit of 2,200 soldiers did not see the hill and they were taken!

The Americans described the defeat of the elite army as an honorable victory. British General William Howe complained that the hill was too expensive…

4. Battle of Borodino

Pyrrhus' victory

Napoleon Bonaparte lived the bloodiest day of his military career on September 7, 1812. This date was also the day Bonaparte gained his most costly victory…

The Battle of Borodino, part of the Napoleonic Wars, pitted the massive French army under Napoleon Bonaparte against the Russian forces defending their country. After a prolonged retreat, the Russians decided to erect a defensive line at the village of Borodino, near Moscow. Napoleon, who wanted to reach the inner regions of Moscow as quickly as possible, attacked the line of defense with his army of 130,000 people in the first place. It will achieve its purpose. But at what cost?

Napoleon’s “Great Army” lost at least 30,000 members in the Battle of Borodino. This meant that the French could no longer continue the war in enemy territory. That’s what happened. After defeating the Russians at the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon advanced on Moscow. However, due to the losses he had suffered, he would soon have to end the Russian campaign. The Battle of Borodino ended in a real Pyrrhic victory.

5. The Battle of Chancellorsville

Pyrrhus' victory

The American Civil War was the scene of some of the famous Pyrenean victories in history. One of these was the victory after the Battle of Chancellorsville.

The Battle of Chancellorsville took place on the Western Front of the American Civil War in present-day Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Between April 30 and May 6, 1863, Confederate soldiers under General Robert E. Lee and Union soldiers under General Joseph Hooker formed two sides of a bloody battle. However, there was a significant numerical advantage in favor of the union between the two armies. For every Confederate soldier on the battlefield, there were two Union soldiers.

However, General Robert E. Lee was able to leave the battle victorious thanks to the risky war strategies he applied despite his numerical disadvantage. On the other hand, 13,000 of the 60,000 Confederate soldiers lost their lives on the battlefield. In other words, this important success for General Robert E. Lee took a heavy toll on top of all the Pyrrhic victories.

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