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

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

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

3 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.

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?

I love Che Guevara for what he stood for and the courage he had

He is the hero - casuit20

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

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4 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. more.

Murdered 60 million of his own people.

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

5 Pol Pot 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.
6 Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky

Most inspired revolutioner of the 20th century

7 Ahmed Ben Bella
8 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 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 - NoobTuber

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.

9 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.
10 Enver Hoxha

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

The Contenders

11 Patrice Lumumba
12 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
13 Ho Chi Minh
14 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.

He's surely the greatest of our lifetimes.


15 Bela Kuhn
16 Emperor Meiji
17 Crazy Horse Crazy Horse
18 Dr. B.R Ambedkar
19 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

20 Gamal Abdel Nasser
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