So the difference between a Field Marshal and Generalissimo is... what exactly? Generalissimo can automatically override a Field Marshal if one does not agree with the other on a certain scenario? (I ask because I don't know if a nation could have more than one Field Marshal and so possibly a higher rank is needed to coordinate them).
Field Marshal is inferior to Marshal, Marshal is inferior to Marshal of Soviet Union, Marshal of Soviet Union is inferior to Generalissimus.--Dojarca (talk) 09:44, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Grand Marshall is also in there above Marshall and similar to an "of" rank, I mean generally (no pun intended) I don't mean specifically a rank anywhere ever extant in the Soviet Union, but as ranks go... Also to note is the strange fact in the United States that the General of the Army is a rank below the General of the Armies, as if there became more than one U.S. Army just for a new rank's benefit. "Generalissimus" is always the highest rank, similar to the 'commander in chief' but without the civil power. "-issimus" means 'highest' in German "Oberste" meant highest too. Hitler I believe had a term coined to him which I cannot find googling for the life of me that included "Armee" and "Oberste" putting him in a high rank which isn't yet here on Wikipedia's list of WWII German ranks. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:31, 25 October 2009 (UTC)