Most Influential Leaders of the 20th Century

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The Top Ten

1 Josip Broz Tito 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 ...read more.

Come back marshal tito

One of the founders of the Third World, a greatly awarded, decorated and appreciated man all around the world. Yugoslavia under Tito was the only European communist country which did not become a Soviet satellite state. Despite this, it was a country where life standards were high and lots of people who lived in this period would even argue that they liked it better under Tito's leadership. The Yugoslavian passport was also of great value and power.

-kept a country together for years when thought impossible
-resisted both western powers and the Soviet communist block, staying neutral throughout the coldwar ( only European communist country to do so. (screw Stalin)
- Chief Leader and one of the founders of The 3rd world ( non-aligned movement)
-made Yugoslavia the first communist country to open its borders to all foreign visitors and abolished visa requirements
-active in promoting a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
-1967, Tito offered Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubček to fly to Prague on three hours notice if Dubček needed help in facing down the Soviets.
-only communist country allowed to have an embassy in Alfredo Stroessner's Paraguay
-His public speeches often reiterated that policy of neutrality and cooperation with all countries would be natural as long as these countries did not use their influence to pressure Yugoslavia to take sides
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Tito was a great man and was a fine example of a wonderful leader

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2 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German 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 of ...read more.

Awful, AWFUL man, but you can't deny the influence he had. He transformed a country, a religion, and history itself. Best? No. Kindest? No. I hate this man with all my heart, but he had, and still has, an enourmous influence on this world.

Personally, I believe Hitler is the greatest leader in the 20th Century. His commitment is extra-ordinary; he used all his skills to reach his aim and invented a knowledge and industry to implement his aim. He created a mission based on a philosophy; practically executed that mission;mobilized the entire nation to contribute to that mission. In this course, Hitler used all the resources around him to reach his aim; invented many resources those not freely available and managed those resources efficiently and effectively; gave a high and technical and disciplinary values to his work. I think, Hitler used all the human-distinctiveness and strengths that a human being can used to reach his aim or long felt inner-human urges.

(I know the entire world hate Hitler, so do I, but I highly respect his LEADERSHIP; how did he used his leadership a different story)

I think he was a good leader but his actions once he gained power were despicable. He cause a massive deprivation in Jewish faith.

Look, I hate Hitler, but he did do some good things. When someone attempted to kill him and some people were killed, he attended a ceremony in memory of those killed in the attempted assassination. He helped build the first national highway system too. I still however hate him for killing 6 million Jews and causing the deadliest conflict in the history of humanity, but he has done some good things. - AStumpedHuman

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3 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

He completely changed the vision, nature of his country and created a modern country from scratch. Besides, his revolution took full support from nation unlike many other revolutionists. He had the chance to become sole ruler of the country after revolution. However, he preferred democracy and gave his people right to vote.

He is the greatest leader of 20th century but unfortunately he is known a little because he has still lots of enemies. Because of the democracy he planted and the nation he cultivated he made the Turkey a civilised country. But because America wanted and wants a middleeast country in Turkeys location America is trying to erase him and erase the Ataturks modern Turkey and wants to put an uneducated middleeastern country.

He brought freedom and democracy to the Turkish people. He was not only a leader, he was a soldier, a scientist, a historian, a mathematician... He published a book about geometry and another book about history called "Turkish History Thesis". He defended the Galipoli against England, France, Australia, New Zealand and Arabs. In that battle he also defeated Admiral Winston Churchill's fleet (who is in the 3rd place on the list). He protected Ottaman Empire against England, France, Italy, Russia, Greece, Armenians, Arabs, Kurds. Then, he overthrew the Sultan and founded the modern Turkey. Ataturk Centennial is declared in 1981 by United Nations and UNESCO. Ataturk is the only person to receive such recognition by UNESCO.

Starts his life in a sunny spring day in 1881, gets great marks in his schools, later on starts his job as an officer. Wins almost all battles he takes part in. Stops allied ships, suppliments and enormous allied landing at Dardannels, saving the Ottoman Empire and causing October Revolution indirectly. Fighting with France, Greeks, British, Armenians, Italians at the same time and winning against all of them. Foundation of Republic of Turkey. Abolishes Sultanate and Caliphate. Changes the Turkish Alphabet to Latin, gives women rights, makes economy function and the state independent. Currently rests under a giant mausoleum.

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4 Gandhi

the britishers had to yield and it was not easy to influence a multi linguistic populace of diversifed millions... India, he was the man... no world leader had such positive effect over millions

there is not a single personality who is comparable to mr. gandhi

He fought for peace and non-violence

Gandhi was a great leader. He was a gay too👬.

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5 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.

Gandhi,Hitler,Ataturk? As a American of German ancestry it pains me to say a Brit was probably not only the most influential but arguably the greatest man to walk the earth short of Christ himself.

In the face of certain doom this man lead his country to stand up, fight and oppose the most formidable force the world had ever seen. He walked among his people as the bombs were falling. Courage, strength, integrity, sincerity and the deepest conviction gave him the moral authority to lead a nation and the world from the brink of enslavement.

Hitler before Churchill what a joke. A brutal coward and a thug. He murdered a lot of people but last I checked the universal language is English not German and the symbol of his reign isn't even legal in his own nation.

By the way, all you FDR fans. Nope. Roosevelt did not have the courage to lead his people to do what was right over what was popular. As the Jewish peoples of Europe were being written out of the future, his ...more

He "gave the lion its roar" and may be the person most responsible for saving Western civilization from tyranny.

Hitler's Biggest nightmare :) Thank you Winston for all - MatrixGuy

What A Great And Inspirational Leader - JPK

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6 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

A great man who tried his best to open the eyes of others.

The man tried to fight for peace between races, and rid the world of racism. He wanted equality between everyone. No idea why he had to die, for fdoing a good thing. However, he ended up influencing a lot of people as of today.

Martin Luther King Jr. paved the way into trying to make America realize that black people and white people are of equal rank and should stand together united rather than look down upon others.

Lead by exampl

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7 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.

The person who transformed Russia from a poor agricultural country to a nuclear armed superpower

Hitler's true fear and nightmare. "not one step back"

A greatly influential leader does not necessarily mean a benevolent leader with a good influence. He truly was a great influence but seldom a good one.

This guy,Mao and Hitler are the worst.-TheCoolGuy1

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8 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 ...read more.

The greatest of U. S presidents led america out of depression and to the winning of ww2 setting the foundations to world number 1 status

Man responsible for getting US into WW2, and all the resulting deaths, not to mention fueling communism's rise. A wannabe communist who had over 50 communists in the highest levels

Of his government. Forced Japan into war, ergo, Germany.

Sank German ships long before war started -Acts of War, included Lend Lease, convoys, embargoes.

A true two faced monster.

I severely doubt that Roosevelt was a communist. The reason he was fooled by Stalin's ambitions was that he was blinded with trust. He was not working with him. A good leader, but he doesn't deserve his position in this list.

Led America out of the Great Depression and won four terms as President during incredibly challenging economic times - while fighting WW2.

9 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

The leader of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution is someone who has had one of the greatest influences on life in the 20th century. This man was largely responsible for the overthrowing of the unjust and greedy line of Russian Tsars, founded the nation that was the primary victor in World War II, and fought against the United States in the 'Cold War'. Without Lenin this world would have been a very different place.

It takes a smart man to make something bigger and better. But it takes a genius, like Vladimir Lenin to make an idea turn the other way. He gave Russia all he had. And he did something no other man in history did. He made something so revolutionary that the world will always remember Communism.

What Lenin did during his time, was damn incredible, if only he didn't have Stalin as his right hand man (which was pretty much the only HORRIBLE thing that he did (decision wise) )

Ture leader of russia

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10 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

Great leader for peace. Even with those who persecuted him. Excellent example for mankind

Every leader does what they think correct and best at that time. That was their vision for a better future. For that we are grateful to you TATA MANDELA. Your sacrifices will never be fogotten... #Long-live

A man who gave his life for the nation and his people and extended his hand to his enemies

Everyone likes Nelson Mandela! He's the best zombie of all time! He was a zombie two times over! (Died 1989, zombie until July 2013, zombie again until December 2013) - MarkTheFox

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The Contenders

11 Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini

He was the Grand Ayatollah and the supreme leader of Shia's, the revolution he brought has still impact in Iran. He had great leadership qualities due to which he desolate the liberal government of shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) Imam Khomeini considered be the only greatest philosopher of the 20th century.

He was so influential that he had the biggest funeral ever, but his influence was bad.

One of the greatest leaders of 20th century.

Great great greatest...

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12 Muhammad Ali Jinnah Muhammad 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 ...read more.

Muhammad ali jinnah is the man who give us our independence right. He is the man who unite the muslims and give independent state to muslims and saw a dream that this state will be the islamic republic which will help all the other muslims countries and maintain friendly relations to its neighbours. But after his death all the situation and the concept and ideology of pakistan turn on another way which is shame for us. Now once again we should need a philosopher like allama iqbal and leader as quaid e azam who give us really independence.

I understand why some may 100% be happy with this man but I think that no matter what but this man gave Pakistan a sort of gift of freedom, identity, honour without any other favour or help of a country. This is significant today for the country to be proud of this history. I don't why I do a poster on him bravely and proudly if people can do one on martin luther or gandhi.

Gandhi's aim was to protect India from a split-up. And Jinnah's was to provide a autonomous state to not only his nation, but people who really were oppressed by the staggering Hindu majority. Jinnah's struggle was unique, and not that he just led the Pakistan Movement, it was indeed his leadership that did what the Islamic Reformers, Mughals, and other Influential Legends couldn't do. That is Jinnah. A Victor, indeed. He won the duel against Gandhi, as the movement is summed up as a game of chess between these two, Gandhi was not able to refrain Indian split and lost it to Jinnah.

Gandhi and British failed against him. So how can he be under Gandhi

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13 B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar B.R. Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue an doctorate in economics abroad. He argued that industrialization and agricultural growth could enhance the Indian economy.He stressed investment in agriculture as the primary industry of India. According to Sharad Pawar, Ambedkar’s vision helped the government ...read more.

Dr B.R. ambedkar is one of the most influential personality of india. Due to their efficient constitution india manage to survive its freedom and independence. India with very depressed background has now become a strong, well established and words biggest Democratic country. India with more than hundred languages, six religions and various disparities is leading toward heights.

Dr B.R. ambedkar is true celebrated champion of the underprivileged. He deserves more than what he has achieved today

Highly educated, can serve in foreign country for self betterment, but served in humiliating conditions in India and worked a lot for the depressed classes and overall made the constitution of India..

He is my god

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14 Fidel Castro Fidel Castro Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, known as Fidel Castro, 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 also served as the First Secretary of ...read more.

Anyone who could fight out of the jungle with makeshift arms and overthrow a violent and greedy tyrant, who stood up to the might of the "good guys" for 50 years and who always had the well-being of his people at heart, deserves the accolade of leader of the 20th century. As for his influence, just look at South America in the 21st century, one by one its nations have cast off the chains of N. American imperialism, cloaked as always in a shroud of benevolence and charity. What legacy did John Paul II leave? He left Ratzinger, a despot, ex-Hitler youth, misogynist, homophobe, a beacon of hatred, a haven for serial child rapists, a friend to the powerful and corrupt and defender of ignorance and poverty. Fidel may have had to make difficult decisions in order to protect his revolution but they pale in comparison to the magnitude of the horrific crimes against humanity perpetrated by at least 6 American presidents since he first came to power.

Fidel Castro is clearly the man of the 20 century at least in the Western Hemisphere. There is no other leader in the Western hemisphere that comes even close.

A Real Warrior. He defies USA over 50 years. Still Inspiring. Thank You Castro.

Good riddance to bad rubbish, I hope he does not RIP.

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15 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

He made the most difficult decision a President has ever had to make. It saved untold Japanese and American Lives. He was incorruptible.He was not power hungry and made his decisions based on what was good for America and in accordance with his Christian faith.

The buck stopped with Harry

good ideas

16 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II

He helped free poland, he helped Mother Terasa, he forgave the man that shot him, he believed people should stand side by side hand in hand in peace he even cured a woman with cancer did gandhi do that no!, and why is magaret thatcher on the list she discriminated catholics in my country IRELAND, she let bOBBY SANDS AND THE HUNGER STRIKERS DIE even though the pope tried to stop the British government doing it and give us a united ireland. He is in heaven now enjoying himself. long live pope john paul 2nds memory.

He was a great leader who believes in unity among all regardless of who they were or where they came from. He wanted unity for all religions so as to enhance peace, love and unity. He believed that all cultures were equal and should be treated so

He forgive the very person who wanted to kill him.. Its great to forgive... Forgiveness leads to PEACE on earth

The greatest!

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17 Mao Zedong 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. ...read more.

Mao Zedong transformed China into what is now known as the People's Republic of China. Through The Great Leap Forward China is now one of the largest producers of technology oriented products. It is also one of the worst nations where human rights are concerned. Like many of the leaders on this list, he was a great leader but not a good one.

Was a genius military leader, leading China to victory in the Korean and Vietnamese war, despite China's lack of military technology and weapons at the time

His gargantuan ego, villainous contempt for the human condition, and role in shaping Southeast Asia earn Mao a spot in the top ten.

If "Influential" means he killed the most civilians of anybody in history, then Mao is your guy!

18 Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev

He completely upturned the USSR, and essentially gave the people back their freedom (such as by bringing down the berlin wall). His power makes him a great leader, and as a leader he was supported by the people.

He ended the Cold War and rightly got the Nobel Peace Price for it. Without him, Germany wouldn't been reunited in 1990.

The man who changed the world

19 Margaret Thatcher 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 is currently ...read more.

Margaret Thatcher did not try to destroy the working class. She cut spending, entitlements, welfare which was debilitating the growth of private capitalism in Britain, and killing jobs. She was trying to inspire the work ethic within the British people. Rely on yourselves; don't expect the government to take care of you. Britain was a stagnant economy. Thatcher instilled policies that brought freedom, free trade and job growth. It took time, as it does now and people lost their pensions, which gave her policies a bad rap. But Thatcher was a great leader, not allowed to go far enough. She tried to take power out of the hands of the trade unions. She was FOR the working class, the class she came from.

Should be ranked at least in the top 5. Margaret Thatcher brings a huge impact during non war period, except for a brief war over the falklands. It is easy to rank someone like Churchill higher because he was viewed as the hero who saved Britain from defeat of war. But other then that, Churchill contribution is minimal. Thatcher was so influential throughout the whole world. It was she who started of with the big privatization agenda in which was heavily copied in Asia and Eastern Europe. She also played a huge role both in Britain and Europe. It was during her leadership that welfare spending was cut and her refusal to join the Euro currency was correct. Her fight against the labor union which today influence French upcoming presidential candidate Francois Fillon and few other countries. Her stance against socialism is gaining more and more relevance today. This is a leader who can foresee things 30-40 years ahead. She is the greatest leader of the 20th century.

The politically illiterate left-wing will hate her. But she gave the working class the power of self-sufficiency instead of relying on the government for a handout. Massive respect for the Iron Lady.

Britain's George Bush

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20 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan 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 .

Never voted for him but must admit he accomplished everything he promised on the campaign trail. Learned to admire his confidence and action and that is what leadership I's all about.

By escalating the arms race he brought the Soviet Union to its inevitable end quicker. Through Nancy's War on Drugs he worsened conditions for those whom have addiction problems.

Brought back American self confidence and the belief that empowering people not government is what makes America great!

The Greatest President

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21 Teddy Roosevelt

He shaped the United States and the world as both proceeded into the 20th century. He was far ahead of his time, being both tough yet compassionate. He was extremely intelligent, hard working, humble, and a wonderful father and husband. He was probably the most idealist and honorable leader we've ever had and his enthusiasm knew no bounds.

A man with ideas that were ahead of his time. A tough man with liberal ideas. Anti trust laws, child labor laws, national parks. The greatest American president by far.

T.R. "humble? "
He was an egocentric blowhard of the first order.
His "boundless enthusiasm" was for total statism.
You don't have a clue what you're talking about.

A great military leader, and president...oh don't act like you don't know that this man led the ROUGH RIDERS

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22 Deng Xiaoping

He is responsible for the spectacular rise of China in the world stage

23 Mother Theresa

An example of ultimate compassion working selflessly with the poorest of the poor.

She is one of the most caring people that I know. she dedicated her life from the age of eighteen to help those who were less fortunate.

Forced dying patients to be baptised against their wishes and it was later found that she questioned her faith in letters to the Vatican. Not the pure and generous soul people would have you believe.

24 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

President of the United States 1913-1921. Entered WW1 on the side of allies and influenced the result of the war. Mastermind of U.N. Wilson principles.

25 Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan

He was one of the most influential leaders in the arab world, he was the one to establish a federal state that brought together the seven emirates. he devoted his life to the service of his people and to make their country a better place.

When he died in 2004 people were in tears both Emiratis and expats. This man was known by his people not as a president but as a kind and close friend.

26 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
27 Lee Kuan Yew

Father of modern Singapore. A pragmatic world statesman who took an insignificant fishing village of a state in South East Asia and turned it into a First World Country in one generation.

Even though often critiqued for his leadership style, he has molded Singapore - from a third world nation to a first. Thumbs up, sir!

Created from a swamp, arguably, one of the most stable and economically vibrant countries in the world.

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28 Gamal Abdel Nasser

Even though he had his political and economic mistakes but he sure had the best integrity of any individual in the History of man kind, with all the love and loyalty to his people and country...

Great leader who is still respected and blessed by Egyptians for generations. Been mentioned by people after 50 years of his decease as the a devoted leader.

The best arab leader ever and remains a legend after 60 yrs. If all the leader had a bit of nasser the Middle East would have been a leading power in the world.

Nasser had a great vision for his people, people of the Arab world and for the people of the developing world.

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29 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

I wish more people listened the song 'imagine'... would solve half the problems of the world...

Was such an influential person, musically and in so many other ways

One of the greatest men ever to live! He was so peaceful! - HenryDog

ITS LEDERS NOT ARTISTS

30 Ho Chi Minh

The man who devoted all his life for the independence and liberty of his country. Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh.

Saved his country from vampire capitalism and tyrant invader in his sperm effort

I'm from his country so Ho Chi Minh is my great leader.

He had great influence on revolutionary movemens

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31 Ernesto Che Guevara

Revolution is not like an apple that will fall after it is ripe, you have to make it fall. LESSON TO ALL PEOPLE EVERYDAY

An exceptional revolutionary an example of bravery and a hope in misery.

People call him a hero, but he supported the persecution of homosexuals. Another degenerate that the left-wing idolise.

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32 Soekarno

His thought is still relevant today. Helping other Asia Africa countries to secure their independence against colonialism and imperialism. For the unity of his country he never fight back against the power that was trying to overthrow him with the creeping coup known as Gestapu

Indonesia's Great Leader of Revolution, the people's tounge extension, one of the founder of Asia-Africa Conference, founder of CONEFO (Conference of New Emerging Forces), founder of Non Aligned movement. Well known for his quotes especially the one which he said to USA "Go to hell with your Aid! " Indonesia independence's proclaimer alongside hatta

33 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. He was also President from 2000-2008.

Saver of the caos in the Middle East

Putin è ora quello che era Tito una volta!

34 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton 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 .

He's a cool dude

35 Ferdinand Marcos
36 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)

So influential, he had a cartoon character named after (and a damn great one at that (it's Avatar: The Last Airbender in case you were wondering) )

The man is peace incarnate, life-long leader of Tibet, Buddhism and Eastern spirituality. Feared by China and loved the world over.

He can't compare to any being in the world. A great spritural and political leader.
Philosopher, thinker, Author, Neuro Scientist and a celebrity.

37 Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman. He was the leader of Free France (1940–44) and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944–46). In 1958, he founded the Fifth Republic and was elected as the 18th ...read more.

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969.

He was the leader on the Free French Forces and a true opponent to the Vichy Regime. He play a huge part in the decolonisation.

Should be on the top ten. He restore the nation of France, and succeed after the terrible defeat on juin 40, to get a occupation zone in Germany, to avoid a civil war, and get a seat to France at the ONU.

38 Imran Khan

He is one of the greatest patriot in entire history of Pakistan. If he holds the leadership of our country, Pakistan will flourish in the right direction. Imran has very strong ideology and disliked by some western countries, but he is undoubtedly a sincere and true politician ever came to Pakistani politics.

He is a very honest man and he won the cricket World Cup for Pakistan. He cares all about Pakistan.

We can not judge a on the basis of cricket or mythical speeches without performance.

Honest, sincere and a true patriot.

39 Benigno Aquino Jr.

He saved a country, the Philippines, from 30+ years of plunder and tyrannical rule by the greedy and conscienceless Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. He spent years in prison as a political prisoner and in the end made the ultimate sacrifice of risking his life to bring back democracy to the Filipinos. He was assassinated in August 1987 which led to the bloodless revolution "People Power" that removed the Marcoses from power. There is no greater love than to lay your life for a friend.

40 Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Tahir ul qadri is the greatest scholar of the Muslim world. He gave the fatwa on terrorism

He is not a leader I think so.

He should be in the top 10!

A man of manifold and staggering achievements, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI), an organization with branches and centres in more than 90 countries around the globe, working for the promotion of peace and harmony between communities and the revival of spiritual endeavour based on the true teachings of Islam. Shaykh-ul-Islam is a scholar of extraordinary proportions and an intellectual leader for all seasons. He is a living model of profound classical knowledge, intellectual enlightenment, practical wisdom, pure spirituality, love, harmony and humanism. He is well known for his ardent endeavour to strengthen bonds among people, by bringing them together through tolerance, dialogue, integration and education. He successfully bridges the past with his image of the future and finds convincing solutions for contemporary problems. He has been teaching Hadith, Tafsir, Fiqh, Theology, Sufism, Seerah, Islamic ...more

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41 Dwight D. Eisenhower 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.

Won WWII, desegregated the schools, ended the Korean War, built the highway system and warned the people of the US about the military industrial complex...

Last career military man who became President of the United States.

One of the great Generals of WWII.

42 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, 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 in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

Risked and lost his life by courageously attempting to take on the powerElites by his decision to shut down the Corruption of the Federal Reserve which would have a huge positive affect on the world by making an incredibly positive shift in the direction of the financial evolution of the planet.

43 Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.

44 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.

He brought an end to the war in Vietnam and the civil unrest in America. He was also partly responsible for bringing China into the international community and reducing tensions in the Superpower standoff between the USA and the USSR with the SALT initiative. However, his downfall came with Watergate, where he made a costly mistake of trying to prevent people from discovering the incident but he always maintained that it was a mistake of the heart and not the head, and that he never profited from his mistakes. After a long struggle, throughout his life and career, he decided to resign from office, so the country could heal and move on.

45 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada was genuinely interested in the well being of all the living entities. Such was his compassion that even on his death bed he was only concerned to save all the people from sufferings and miseries. His humility, compassion, vision, determination, endurance, patience, enthusiasm and all the most important love towards all the children of God is unmatchable and would remain so. He did what big big organizations like UN could also not do, he built a home in which all of Gods children could live peacefully and happily.

He should be kept on, top list because what he did nobody could do in the entire history. He brought whole world under one roof that Lord Krishna is, God and we His children... Jai prabhupada

He is one of the true spiritual guru who had spread the krishna consciousness across the globe without any boundaries and explained the whole world about the Krishna and his Bhakti..

The best person ever known

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46 Haile Selassie

He brought long term peace and modernization to the poor country of Ethiopia, He unified Africa by being instrumental in the establishment of the Organization of African Unity. He was a respected statesman around the world. May his soul rest in peace.

He was one of the greatest leaders in Ethiopian history. He had achieved so many goals which were targeted by him and by other previous kings.

Why not u put his beauty and majesty pic?

47 Narendra Damodardas Modi

Who would have thought that the tea-seller would serve India becoming its Prime Minister? He is the man who is vibrant, visionary, vigorous, valid and what not? He has made Indians once again realised that India is the best! Ya! He deserve to be at the top!

Whole world can see the influence of Modi! Modi!

He's the best leader in the world

Should be on top

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48 Che Guevara 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.

""The most complete human being of our age" - Jean-Paul Sartre

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50 Lech Walesa

Leader of the Unions and later President of Poland. Influenced the fall of regime in Soviet Poland and the iron curtain.

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