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.

The biggest one.

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.


-Defeated Hitler's armies in the Balkans (Tito's partisans initiated the first liberations of occupied territory in WW2, starting with Montenegro's capital Podgorica and the Serbian town of Užice in early-mid 1941)
-Created and upheld one of the greatest systems of education and social security in history
-Made a self-sufficient socialist market economy with high-quality (globally recognized) cadres and products (YUGO <Zastava 45 and 55> as a car is the absolute winner of competitiveness in the US)
-Created an army which could absolutely not be defeated by any means of conventional warfare, probably had nukes too (either way through skilled diplomacy had the backing of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact in case the other would attack SFRY)
-Almost completed the communist dream (plan failed after he died due to mismanagement and greedy successors)
-Protected the interests of his people, Yugoslavia's passport in 1975 was the absolute winner of black-market pricing, on ...more

2 Mahatma Gandhi 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 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.


4 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

5 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.

My hero

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?

The best revolutionaries I have ever seen in my because he acted with commitment and courage to liberate his people from suffering

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

6 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.

7 Fidel Castro 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 - 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.

8 Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.

Most inspired revolutioner of the 20th century

9 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.
10 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 Contenders

11 Patrice Lumumba
12 Ahmed Ben Bella
13 Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.
14 Enver Hoxha 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

No. 1

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 Bela Kuhn
18 Bhagat Singh 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.

He still lives in our hearts Shaheed never dies

Great revolutionary...

19 Emperor Meiji
20 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.
21 Crazy Horse Crazy Horse
22 Ayatollah
23 Imran Khan
24 Gamal Abdel Nasser
25 Muammar al-Gaddafi 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

26 Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. more.
27 Hong Xiuquan
28 Kwame Nkrumah
29 Ruhollah Khomeini
30 Nestor Makhno
31 Velupillai Prabhakaran

Leader of tamils in south asia.

32 Than Shwe
33 Huey P. Newton
34 Sukarno

Founding Father of Indonesia... Founding Pancasila and Founding Asia Africa Confrention.

35 Subhas Chandra Bose 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

36 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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