Most Influential Leaders of the 20th Century


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21 Deng Xiaoping

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

22 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

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 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.

25 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


26 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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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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

31 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev.

Saver of the caos in the Middle East

Putin è ora quello che era Tito una volta!

32 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 . V 1 Comment
33 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.

34 Ferdinand Marcos
35 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 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.

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.

36 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.

37 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.

38 Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

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

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39 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.

40 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.

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