Every nation has, at some time or another, had an army. Even the Vatican had its own army, in the middle ages and Renaissance. Armies fulfill one of the key responsibilities of any nation: protecting its citizenry from invasion. Armies are often employed for their most common nonessential purpose: invasion, but these two binary poles aren't the only use of armies. Today, troops mobilize in times of natural disasters, and they consult on infrastructure, sometimes taking part in major civic building projects. The interstate highway system, for example, was built with USAF use in mind, hence the very long straight sections long enough to use as runways.
At the head of every army is one or more generals. Some generals come and go without notice. As Teddy Roosevelt once observed, you will never know of a great general without a great war. Some people have risen in the ranks at the "right time" if a war can be called the right time, and become part of the list of great generals. The more one reads on the subject, the more one observes that the thought and skills that go into being a good general are not that different from what they were thousands of years ago. Given this, it is possible to make an apples to apples comparison of generals, regardless of the period.
Answer our questions, and we will take stock of your skills and run your numbers against our list of generals, telling you which famous general you are! Mount up! It's time to go to the front!