Best Leaders of World War IIzxm It's both political and military leaders
It's based on their leadership .Not by their humanities .
The Top Ten
He is great
He is just super good pro stats brother mega lol know what I mean?
I am doing a report on him
Say what you will about him but without him, Britain would have surrendered and we would all be speaking German.
He helped America get through the depression(even though that was before World War 2). - DarkBoi-X
It's hard between Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosvelt but I had to pick Franklin
Yeah. Sure. Just gave away half of Europe to communist tyranny at Yalta and Potsdam. Great guy.
If he didn't, we could have possibly been dragged into the Cold War with them. Roosevelt and Stalin became friends and war was not in the future. But then, the overly conservative democrat Truman took office, and dissed the Soviets. And when he dropped the bombs on Japan, it started a nuclear race with Russia and the Cold War. There were many options, and it didn't get the Japanese to surrender. It just left another bombed city, like Tokyo accept it was with one bomb. The Russian advance scared the Japanese, and the bombs diminish the credit of all the soldiers in the Pacific. Also, Japan was ready to surrender if they let them keep the emperor. And the emperor had no power, he was just like the Queen. But no, they wanted the Japanese to be humiliated and raged on with the war. - SoldierOfFortune
The Iron Ruler
He is not a good guy, he is the second most evil leader according to deaths he is responsible for, leaving Hitler in 3d - fortnike9
He wasn't a good guy. I know, but he was able to push back Nazis and Hitler. Which was important in that time. And like I said in the description, its based on their leadership. Not humanity. - zxm
I saw that Roosevelt and Churchill are ahead of him on this list but he pretty much did most of it, he pushed the eastern front and reached Berlin, forcing Hitler to suicide, most people think America won the war for the allies but they only lost about 400,000 soldiers and the USSR lost 11 million, Winston Churchill did keep Britain from starving and Roosevelt did help him with that but neither of them did as much as Stalin (and yes I understand he was not a “good guy” but this list is about how good they were at leading there nation through WW2 and not their humanity)
George S. Patton was in charge of the first motorized American attack, he also led the first American tank attack which led to the Allied victory in World War I, and in World War II he led America and the Allies to victory in Africa and Europe.So he should be at number 1.
Some call him the greatest General of all time. I heard he was quite tough. - zxm
Not only was he a great general but also one with morals as even though he was close with Hitler, he disobeyed many Nazi orders(E.G: Killing POWS). - DarkBoi-X
One of my favourite German Commanders during the Second World War. His Tactics were genius! He had not commit any war crimes and rumored to have buried dead officers of opponents with military honors.
He was a Field Marshal in world war II. And he did lead a very large division in the North Africa - zxm
How did his "best" leadership work out? It was easy when he caught countries by surprise and completely unprepared. A different story once his opponents recognized the circumstances and organized to hit back. Led Germany to what end? - Billyv
@Billyv, I know his leadership didn't turn very good. But he united many people of his country and was able to conquer many countries of Europe in less than 5-6 years. And that was a tough think to do. And for this reason I put him on number 1. His work before World War II is connected to World War II. - zxm
The "best leader" accomplishes more positive sustained results without adding severe detriments which overwhelm and destroy any good that's achieved. I clearly did not say that Hitler was not a "leader", so I don't understand your reply other than that it seems you're not open to a balanced discussion of the topic.
. You are entitled to your opinion and can have the final word here; I'm not compelled to try to convince you otherwise or "prove" to you that my point is valid, sorry if my previous explanation wasn't clear enough or worth the time of your consideration. - Billyv
He was stupid. If he wasn't a racist and actually fought with Japan, they could've won the damn war. - SoldierOfFortune
Definitely better than Stalin.
Defended the city of Stalingrad until the counterattack began which saw the Wehrmacht(German army), Romanian army and Hungarian army encircled and brought to their knees. - DarkBoi-X
The man who led the counterattack against the German forces at the Battle Of Stalingrad and made Kursk a "fortress city".
He was also the only one who could stand up to Stalin without getting killed and also helped get rid off Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the NKVD and one of Stalin's cronies. - DarkBoi-X
The atom bombs were necessary. A full scale invasion of the Japanese mainland would not result in the deaths of soldiers but also even more civilians.
Also we can't forget that Japan committed war crimes that even the Nazis(Their own ally) were disgusted by. - DarkBoi-X
Most Overrated president ever - SoldierOfFortune
Boo - SoldierOfFortune
I don't see what's wrong with him. - TeamRocket747
Commanded the Finnish army during the Winter War and Continuation War in which he held off the Soviet attacks and defended Finland - DarkBoi-X
Why isn't he in the top? Manstein is the best damn Field Marshal in all of the World War II. Not one general can ever match him with his master strategies and tactics. Even Zhukov himself feared him.
The leader of the Yugoslav partisans, despite starting out small at first and not only having to fight the Axis forces in the Balkans(German, Italian, Bulgarian and Hungarian soldiers) but also had to fight against Chetniks who were Monarchists. Nonetheless Tito managed to win and create one of the few places were Socialism could work and a country that unified the people groups(Until the 80's after he died). - DarkBoi-X
Tito led what was arguably the most effective and successful partisan movement in occupied Europe. By the time the Soviets arrived in 1944 Tito's forces by themselves had already liberated about half of Yugoslavia.
Withaut him oiur country would be nothing. What he did was something great and unimagible at the time. He was just a man like us all so he did mistakes but done a lot of good.
Ryti was president of Finland from 1940 to 1944 and led Finland through a dangerous period when it risked invasion from the Soviet Union. He succesfully united the parties of Finland behind him and walked the tightrope that allowed Finland to accept an element of German military protection without being turned into a Nazi-controlled state.
Tojo was Japan's Prime Minister during most of WWII and the one who gave the order for the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor, as well as numerous other war crimes. Tojo was found guilty after the war and was executed by hanging on December 23, 1948.