Top Ten Greatest Revolutionaries of the Modern World

People who fought for a change in government, independence, etc.
The Top Ten
1 Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz (7 May 1892, Kumrovec – 4 May 1980, Ljubljana), commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement more.

He managed single handed to defeat Germans, Italian and Croatian nazis and Serbian kings army. Hitler said if he had 5 generals like Tito was that he would rule the World. Later he refused USA and Russia offers to join them and if they persist he will fight them as well. USA and Russia never dared to invade country of 10 million people at that time.

The biggest one.

2 Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

Can anyone explain how he was a revolutionary?

3 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.

He's surely the greatest of our lifetimes.

4 Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.

You know he was a psychotic mass murderer, right?
Didn't take a lot of "courage," slaughtering unarmed people.
And just what was it you think "he stood for? "
Or do you just think and speak in mindless platitudes?

A pretty damn ballsy revolutionary, since he was going up against the Peronist party

A lso, a badass, because here are his last words before he died

"I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, you are only going to kill a man" basically saying that you may have killed me, but the things iv'e done will never die

A quote referring to Che
"Che's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honor his memory"
Who said that, you ask?
Nelson Mandela

He is the hero

5 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, more.

Oh, yeah.
Kicked-off a reign of terror that began in the early 20th century, and hasn't ended yet.

He did do quite a lot for Russia, but here's the major flaw.
He hired Stalin, and named him as his replacement

Lenin named Trotsky as his replacement, Stalin just stole the seat of power right from under Trotsky after Lenin died

6 Fidel Castro Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, known as Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016), was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he more.

He took down Batista who was a mass murderer. He was a man who promoted liberty and did so for his people. As some of us already know, Anti-communist propaganda ruined his image for some people.

List of good things he's done:
- Took down Batista and exiled him. Notice how Fidel's arch nemesis was exiled, not brutally tortured nor murdered. Do you still believe that he tortured his own people to death when he spared his own enemy?

- Set up a communist government for the benefit of the Cuban people. What counted was the intention. He did so because he thought that communism can restore balance between everyone living within Cuba. Although it came with its disadvantages such as strict control over businesses, it gave the country an amazing health system, a reduction of illiteracy, and went against racism.

- He defended his country from the USA. In 1961, under the order of JFK, the Bay of Pigs Invasion was set into motion. Fidel became communist and that's the only ...more

Fidel Castro liberated Cuba from Batista's rule. He did what he thought was right for his country and has done way more than what most leaders did for their countries.

7 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. more.

Those estimations are according to anticommunist propaganda.First official census in China was done in 1975.

Murdered 60 million of his own people.

8 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.
9 Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.
10 Pol Pot Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.
The Contenders
11 Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.
12 Patrice Lumumba
13 Ahmed Ben Bella
14 Enver Hoxha Enver Halil Hoxha was an Albanian communist politician who served as the head of state of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985, as the First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania.

He was one of a few really great communist leaders of the 20th century.

15 Dr. B.R Ambedkar
16 James Connolly

A leader of the 1916 Rebellion in Ireland, Connolly was a socialist who dreamed of an Irish Worker's Republic free from both British imperialism and Irish capitalism and is considered a founding father of the modern Irish state

17 Bhagat Singh Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary socialist who was influential in the Indian independence movement. He is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the word "Shaheed" meaning "martyr" in a number of Indian languages. more.
18 Bela Kuhn
19 Emperor Meiji
20 Crazy Horse
21 Imran Khan
22 Ayatollah
23 Muammar al-Gaddafi Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

This guy and Khomeini below Trump is one of the biggest jokes ever, not just because these two were actually revolutionaries

24 Subhas Chandra Bose Subhas Chandra Bose, was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy.

He is a great military theorist and founder of Indian Army. He is also A friend of Hitler. He travelled many countries for getting support for Indian freedom movement

25 Gamal Abdel Nasser
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