Top Ten People Who Helped to Broaden and Expand the Human RaceBeatlesboy9
The Top Ten
In 10,000 years, nobody will remember anything whatsoever about today's politics, arts, social issues, or even science- with one exception. The name of the first human being to leave the planet and walk on another world will always be remembered.
Behind Martin Luther King? No.
Helped to end racial prejudice in the USA & helped to change the world in the process. - Mrveteran
As Supreme Allied Commander during WW2, he literally saved the world. Then as President of the USA, he presided over an unprecedented period of prosperity, made the first significant moves for civil rights, and built most of the infrastructure we still use today, including the Interstate Highway System.
Of course Ike was a WW1 veteran, whose age and rank precluded him from being on the front lines during WW2. He was naturally conservative during his administration, but was far from a disgrace, even famously warning about the Military Industrial Complex. FTR, the highest ranking Allied officer who was on the beach and taking fire at Normandy was Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Junior, who was crucial to the victory there.
No, he did not "literally save the world." His boots were not on the ground, nor his ass in the mud and blood, at Normandy, or in any other WWII theatre. As president, his coddling of communists in American government was a disgrace.
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2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Abraham Lincoln