Best Leaders of World War II

It's both political and military leaders

It's based on their leadership .Not by their humanities .

The Top Ten

1 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during more.

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

2 Winston Churchill Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

FDR, fearing a nonexistent Fifth Column, refused to let in the Jews during the Holocaust. Churchill made some mistakes, but in general he was the superior leader during WWII.

"I was saving the planet from an Axis of darkness whilst you back at home opening national parks! "
- Winston Churchill to Theodore Roosevelt in a rap battle about WW2

First time I have seen England over USA
but he’s the guy who beat Hitler

3 General George S. Patton General George S. Patton

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

4 Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

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

Paranoid-schizophrenic mass murderer. Currently barking in Hell.

5 Erwin Rommel (The Desert Fox) Erwin Rommel (The Desert Fox) Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II.

He was a Field Marshal in world war II. And he did lead a very large division in the North Africa - zxm

6 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was an Austrian politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure more.

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

Definitely better than Stalin.

He was stupid. If he wasn't a racist and actually fought with Japan, they could've won the damn war. - SoldierOfFortune

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7 General Douglas MacArthur General Douglas MacArthur
8 General Dwight D. Eisenhower General Dwight D. Eisenhower
9 Georgy Zhukov Georgy Zhukov
10 Erich von Manstein Erich von Manstein

The Contenders

11 Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek
12 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

Most Overrated president ever - SoldierOfFortune

Boo - SoldierOfFortune

13 John Curtin
14 Josip Broz Tito

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.

15 Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito)
16 Risto Ryti

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.

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