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India's Greatest Kings

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Bad Wolf, Jul 15, 2011.

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best king of INDIA

Poll closed Sep 3, 2011.
  1. Chandragupta Maurya

    54.3%
  2. Samudra Gupta

    28.6%
  3. Harshavardhana

    14.3%
  4. Pulikeshi II

    11.4%
  5. Amoghavarsha I

    5.7%
  6. Rajaraja Chola

    22.9%
  7. Krishnadevaraya

    25.7%
  8. Chhatrapati Shivaji

    37.1%
  9. akbar

    11.4%
  10. ASHOKA the great

    28.6%
  11. Bappa Rawal

    14.3%
  12. Raja Bhoja

    14.3%
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  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    What makes a king 'great' anyway? We can list the requirements that must be met for a king to be called 'great':
    A) A reasonably large kingdom
    B) A reasonably long rule
    C) Military strength
    D) Peace and stability
    E) Economic prosperity
    F) Achievements in arts and science
     
  2. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    1. Chandragupta Maurya (320 - 298 BC)
    2. Samudra Gupta (335 - 380 AD)
    3. Harshavardhana (606 - 647)
    4. Pulikeshi II (610 - 642)
    5. Amoghavarsha I (814 - 878)
    6. Rajaraja Chola (985 - 1014)
    7. Krishnadevaraya (1509 - 1529)
    8. Chhatrapati Shivaji (1674 - 1680)
    9. Ranjit Singh (1780 - 1839)
     
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  3. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    forgot to add king ashoka mod please add
     
  4. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indra Gandhi?
    Are you nuts?
    I don't think she'll find any votes here, except for Royan's.
     
  5. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    why Indira Gandhi on the list?
     
  6. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Ashoka,Akbar rajendra,Rajidiraj shajahan auranzeb,Tipu what happen to them??
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    What list???
    since when was she a monarch??
     
  8. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    by the way The Republic didn't exist then so edit the title to Best regent of the subcontinental region!!
     
  9. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Tipu wasn't a saint.
    Aurangzeb?, have you lost your mind, you're not the Congressi secular, are you, Royan?
    I consider Pushyamitra Sunga, and Dhana Nanda as better candidates.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Auranzeb for this " A reasonably large kingdom"
    heck Amoghavarsha made the list for a long rule.
    Tipu for his innovation in military techniques!!
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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  12. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    you are bit late! was referring to the list before it got edited. so keep your hair on!!
     
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    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ASHOKA the great, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Rajaraja Chola, are the greatest i can think of.
     
  14. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hello?
    He didn't say that the ruler must satisfy any one of these requirements, he has to satisfy all of them.
    Again, Even Nanda and Sunga had huge empires, you didn't patronize them?
    So did Chandragupta 2 of the Gupta Dynasty(Vikramaditya), and he did very well in the peace and stability sphere, mush better than Aurangzeb, yet you didn't name him?
     
  15. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Mughals were foreigners not Indians !
     
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