Top Ten Unifiers In History

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In this list a Unifier in history is someone who United their country during a time of war or disunity. It is mostly consistent of kings and emperors, although there may be at least one dictator.

The Top Ten

1 Qin Shi Huangdi

The original Unifier, Qin Shih Huangdi conquered the six kingdoms and thus created China. - Jcaesar

2 King Kamehameha I

Through military conquest and diplomacy, this big Kahuna United the Hawaiian islands as a kingdom in 1810. - Jcaesar

3 Tewodros II

While not the first Emperor of Ethiopia, Tewodros did bring an end to the Zemene Mesafint in 1855, uniting a historically divided country. - Jcaesar

4 Oda Nobunaga

Nobunaga was the first of the three men who United Japan under one leader. He United the country in 1582 - Jcaesar

5 Liu Bang

Born the son of a peasant, Liu Bang brought together ten kingdoms under one roof as the Han Empire in 201 AD. - Jcaesar

6 Aurelian

Yet another Roman emperor, this one brought the over powerful Palmyra empire and Gallic empire to their knees. In 273-74 AD. - Jcaesar

7 Constantine

This guy basically did the same thing in 324 AD except the empire was divided into four pieces. - Jcaesar

8 Augustus Caesar

The first Emperor of Rome, Augustus United the east and west under his rule and created the greatest empire the world has ever known. - Jcaesar

9 Philip II of Macedonia

Although he is generally overlooked in history, King Phillip of Macedonia achieved what many people thought was impossible in 338 because. He United the Greek city States under one king. - Jcaesar

10 Otto von Bismarck Otto von Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria, ...read more.

United the Germanic states into a current world power.

"...Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood."

The Contenders

11 Mobutu Sese Seko

This dictator United the Congo under one government in 1971 and although he was a brutal tyrant he still held his country together. - Jcaesar

12 Abraham Lincoln
13 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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15 King Victor Emmanuel of Savoy

King Victor Emmanuel was the king of Sardinia-Piedmont, and under his rule, Italy was unified. He also employed Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Red Shirts to conquer The Two Sicilies and his other armies were able to push the pope back from his Papal States and into the walls of the Vatican

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