Best Politicians of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy. He married Mary Todd and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

Anyone voting for Hitler, Trump, or Putin for this list needs to have his/her head examined. Not only are/were these three terrible politicians, but despicable human beings. Trump is the biggest idiot in the history of this country. He's running again to try to save his ass from legal prosecution. Putin is an arrogant, immature moron who believes war is the answer to his problems. The best thing that these two can do for everyone is get out of the way and stay out of the political picture altogether. Hitler was Hitler...enough said.

We thank him for ending slavery!

Better dead than Red.

He helped free the slaves!

2 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd 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 the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.

Oh my god, Hitler is #1... Hitler has done many bad things in history why best politician. This guy in the other hand was a great politician and was married to another great first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt! He did good things at the time. Why Hitler? Hitler was a bad person, this guy deserves better.

He was a pretty good leader, but far from the best. He was very discriminatory toward Japanese Americans, putting many of them in internment camps, which provided poor living conditions

FDR toppled the German war machine and saved the U.S. from the Great Depression. He won four separate terms due to his sheer popularity and ability to manage world events.

3 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.

Few leaders or people have taken the risks he did, demonstrated true courage and inspired a world of terrified war-broken people to carry on fighting against an unspeakably tyrannical enemy

Stood against world's most dangerous man.

He would never surrender

He saved the free world!

4 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

He fought against communism in the whole world, he understood people's problems and simply was always staying cool

Comedian, actor and genius. What's not to like?

He is just great

5 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician of Austrian descent who served as the leader of the Nazi Party since 1921, Chancellor of Germany since 1933, and Führer of Nazi Germany since 1934. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he reversed the Treaty of Versailles, initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was a central figure of the Holocaust. He committed suicide two days before Soviet soldiers stormed his underground shelter in Berlin.

Hitler was a man against Time itself. He was the manifestation of resistance against a dying Era and Cycle and stood as the beacon of light in a sea of darkness. But speaking more clearly: Hitler revitalized the German nation and allowed them to stand back up to the bully Allies who were attempting to silence any opposition to their plans of world domination. Hitler, a young Corporal who had seen the horrors first hand of World War 1 saw what the so called "Liberators" did to his nation and people.

His story is something out of Lord of the Rings. A young artist, survivor of war, a hero on his quest... he rises to the top despite all this opposition against him from the combined forces of Communists and Capitalists (same people) and was able to make the last great stand in this Epoch against the very nature of Time. There are few leaders who could pull this kind of revolution off, but Hitler was able to do it by his own will and determination. He stands above the rest: A warrior ...more

Struggling underdog artist and war hero who rose out of poverty to successfully run for office and inspire hope in millions who hailed him as a hero and champion for human rights. He improved the economic situation of a depression era Germany and promised to overthrow the corrupt banking establishment as well as expand borders for increased access to resources. He succeeded in both of these goals. Was firmly conservative and was fiercely patriotic. Despite putting his people first and foremost, and despite revisionist lies spewed by the globalist press, he showed racial tolerance by allying with minority countries such as the Japanese and Iran, and even Gandhi sent a letter of admiration to the Fuhrer himself. Only lost because he was betrayed by capitalist and communist powers controlled by international bankers. He is known today as perpetuating the Holocaust, but then again the US had Japanese internment camps, the British had an apartheid state in India, and the Russians killed ...more

I can understand why some people are wondering why he is at #1 spot on this list. Let me explain:- The purpose of this list is to find out who is the "best politician of all time". Not the most "kind-hearted politician" or the most "humble politician". The criteria of the list is based on who has achieved more accomplishments as a politician. The accomplishments can be righteous or evil in nature. It doesn't matter. Any sort of accomplishments fits the criteria of this list. In this case, Hitler has accomplished things more than any other politician on this list. He came from rising above poverty to becoming the most powerful on Earth at a time.

Sure, most of his accomplishments were evil and cruel in nature. But that doesn't matter for the criteria for this list. He is #1 because he has accomplished more than any other politician on this list.

He took a nation that was ravaged by WW1, occupied by France, and experiencing one of the worst economic catastrophes in history and made it a world power able to take on every other major European country at once in the span of less than 10 years. No matter what evil he did, it is undeniable that he is the single most influential man in the last 100 years, if not much, much longer. Without Hitler, Europe may have fallen to communism, the rocket may not have been invented, and nuclear power may never have been harnessed. For better or worse, his legacy will most likely last longer than any other leader of the modern age.

6 Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

How is Adolf Hitler, an evil war criminal, higher than Nelson Mandela? Nelson stopped the racism in South Africa, because he was elected president after he spent many years in prison for speaking out against the white government.

Should be at least top 3

The best human

7 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870–21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

The greatest leader ever. He made a new ideology supporting and giving a chance to the most poor people. He took the power just as his own project. He won the Civil war in Russia, made peace with Germany, and built an absolutely new state, the first in the world history giving equal attention to all people. He wrote heaps of works on policy, economics, philosophy.

Built superpower from agricultural hell hole. Worker's rights like 8 hour work day or 30 days vacation - are results of his work.

He created power for the people by himself and thus created his own leadership. Others were voted in. He made it.

Would vote Stalin, but somehow it's not an option here.

8 Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar was an astute political operator and skilled administrator. He turned Rome from a city of bricks to one of marble and left an indelible stamp on the Roman and, by extension, the Western world. While not the most proficient military commander and lacking somewhat in empathy and compassion, he had no need for these traits. Instead, he would delegate these tasks to those who were strongest in them, as demonstrated by his lifelong partnership with the general Agrippa. This is the mark of a truly great statesman, knowing which burdens are practical to bear and which are better suited for individuals of a different nature. When it comes to sheer political skill and mastery, Augustus deserves the number 1 spot.

As Machiavelli said, "It is far better to be feared than loved." Augustus was one of the very few rulers/politicians who have managed to successfully be both feared and loved. Thus his position as ruler of Rome was always on solid ground.

Caesar was arguably one of the best politicians and military leaders of all time. He managed to outmaneuver the senate multiple times, and often came out on top in political conflicts.

9 Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and was the first ever woman to be Prime Minister, having defeated James Callaghan in the 1979 General Election.

Head of politicians

10 George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.

The founding father. Enough said

Best president ever

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

Best army commander of all time!

12 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

From a simple guy that got his father poisoned, his family made outcast, and his wife kidnapped. To a ruler of a vast empire.

He doesn't belong here. Genghis Khan killed many people and was also one of the most brutal leaders of all time

Was born in a tent, and died as ruler of Northern China, Central Asia, and Iran.

Most powerful army created and lead by him!

13 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.

Created the bears

14 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

He demonstrated that it is possible to manage a nation seeking to balance economic growth coupled with social welfare.

He really helped America and improved society. It's a shame he's not president any more

Amazing people of all the time.

He is a great president!

15 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

THIS is what this list should look like on my screen:
1. Franklin D. Roosevelt
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Napoleon Bonaparte
4. Gandhi
5. Nelson Mandela

R.I.P you all

Greatest war General of all time.

16 William the Conqueror William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his more.
17 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was ideologically a New Democrat and many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy. more.

My favorite president of all time. Restored this country economically and intellectually after buffoon Reagan and prior to the intellectual deficit we have now!

The best president in my lifetime. Brilliant kind caring. Did everything right

Interesting how this dwarf paedophile Putin with photoshoped image can be higher the Clinton?

Brilliant and responsive. Empathetic and a real people's president

18 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015 and has lent the use of his more.

Trump was very accomplished in his term as president. Despite having an interesting be it flawed personality he called out many issues and brought attention to so many more like the washington swamp, china's theft, infiltration of western institutions and technology, staggering left wing bias of the deep state, legacy mainstream media, social media, education system and woke Hollywood. He endured unbelievable lies and slander and still accomplished so much. It is very sad how he was treated and how divided the country is.

I just have to say that his tan is so fake and he's like one of the worst people in the world. Like climate change is a real thing and we don't need your "forest management" advice.

Get that idiot Obama off this list and put Trump there. Same with Clinton. Clinton and Obama are useless hypocrites and Trump is 10x better than them

He keeps going despite being dislikes and portrayed by the media falsely in a negative manner. God is with him

19 Otto von Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria, into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership.

Most underrated politician here. He should be number 1. He just forced France declaring war to Germany, by playing his cards ingeniously. This resulted in Germany getting many more allies, than vice versa. There should be a Hollywood movie about him.

There will never be any politician as smart as him. If you consider modern german policy, he is the number one. No doubt about this. Hitler just destroyed all of it.

He is probably not well known besides of Germany. But when you study what he did in politics you will sure vote him in the top spot. His political actions were brilliant.

The only person who is more effective than even Hitler in things like Strategy, Tactic, Politic, Wisdom and a whole bunch more.

20 John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to lower tariffs, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, and abolition of the federal death penalty in the District of Columbia all took place during his presidency.

The Greatest President of all time. He saved this country from the Cubans and led to a thawing moment in the cold war. Wrote the Civil rights Act of 1964

Probably only USA president that really earned his victory in elections

21 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 6, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.
22 Al Gore Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
23 Ali Jinnah "Quaid-e-Azam" Muhammad Ali Jinnah (December 25th 1876 - September 11th 1948) was a British-Indian lawyer and politician, whom would later go on to become the founder of Pakistan in 1947 and its first Governor-General. He died only a year after from tuberculous, but has remained an influential and important leader in the 20th Century and was one of the prominent figures who supported The partition of India

Muhammad Ali jinnah was great leader.His legacy has left a massive impact on the people as he has contributed so much to the survival of his country without violence. He struggled for freedom with british as well as hindus simultaneously, that is why in my openion he is far better leader than Mahtama Gandgi

Muhammad Ali Jinnah is a great leader recognized by everyone

24 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
25 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Literally created this country.

The image of Republicanism.

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