Best World Leaders

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The Top Ten

1 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

He was such a blessed interlude between the idiocy and criminality of the Bush administration and the absolute schizophrenic mood swing chaos that has been Trump so far. "No Drama Obama" may have been low-key, but he served this country with intelligence, decency, dignity, wit, and no little diplomatic skill. He represented our nation so well in the world that he was consistently voted the most powerful world leader on lists in which Trump could not buy inclusion. His elegance, sense of propriety, knowledge of Constitutional law, and gift for communication are sorely missed.

He was diplomatic, measured, intelligent and articulate with compassion and a heart. Who could have foreseen that his successor would be such an incompetent, intellectually bereft, thins skinned, moronic infant!

He inspired many in good ways and bad. He inspired people to be and do better, but he also inspired racists to be bold and they quickly were joined by others and helped to derail his agenda.

Incredibly intelligent and well-spoken, a breath a fresh ait compared to the narcissistic atrocity that followed.

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2 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Of course he! He has to be in #1st!

The ingenuity of Ataturk has been endorsed even by other imperial world leaders whose countries had had the technological upper hand. Ataturk not only successfully mobilized a country whose people have lost hope, but also he used his frighteningly intelligent military strategies to overcome and win an independence war on four fronts. He was generous, philanthropist and nation builder and revolutionary.

The best leader, commender, founder in the history!

You know what Attaturk means?
"The Father of the Turks " rest is self explanatory. Thank you

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3 Narendra Modi Narendra Modi Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi.

Heart ruler of India

He is the greatest leader of this decade - vivek0305

Will take India to new Heights. Great Leader and Asset for India.

Modi ji the best leader

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4 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.

Guys this man is the foundation of the most OP country right now, USA. He defeated the British when he was outnumbered. He is one of the best strategists in the world

5 Rodrigo Roa Duterte

A president who listens to the poorest. A president who has the biggest heart to the people and to the next generation. He thinks what is good in the future. He is strong leader and a loving father.

Bringing back the former glory of the Philippines

He knows his convictions and stands up to it against all odds. Can never be manipulated by anyone.

The best president in history!

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6 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Born May 29th, 1917) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban ...read more.

Even though he was assassinated he was still great

Rest in peace mr. president

I wasn't alive when he was president or assasinated but he seemed like a greate learder - The_gEEK_GamEr9

PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY WAS ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST PRESIDENTS, AS HE FERVENTLY UPHELD THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. HE PLANNED TO END THE VIET NAM WAR, REIGN IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S ILLEGAL POLICIES WHICH WERE IN SHARP CONTRAST TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND DUE TO THE CIA'S COVERT AND ASSASSINATION PLANS OF CUBAN DICTATOR FIDEL CASTRO, HE STATED HE WOULD SMASH THEM TO SPLINTERS. COMPASSION AND CARING TOWARD THE POOR THROUGH DOMESTIC POLICIES, CIVIL RIGHTS FOR THE AFRICIAN AMERICANS WERE IMPLEMENTED DURING HIS PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENT KENNEDY DISPLAYED INCREDIBLE COURAGE, STRENGTH OF CHARACTER AND INTELLIGENCE DURING HIS RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA. DESPITE HIS WEALTH AND SOCIAL POSITION, HE WENT INTO THE COAL MINE, SHOOK THE HANDS OF THE MINERS AND DID NOT DISPLAY AN ATTITUDE OF SNOBBERY.

7 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.
8 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Come on he at least should at least be no. 5!

He's a good guy

He was a real man of the people. Mang other leaders are politicians wearing masks.

number 1

9 Augusto Pinochet
10 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. He was also President from 2000-2008.

Best world leader? Just because he said " no " to the US doesn't mean that he is the best. He is known to be a corrupt ( like all politicians by the way ) person.

He is the best because he can outsmart dumb Obama and he's cool because he likes trump

I'm american and I think he's a great leader and the US needs to really be allies and we need to agree.

He is a good choice to vote, I mean look at the guy he is just so good.

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The Newcomers

? Joko Widodo Joko Widodo

He's crazy good! - TopTennsssssssaaaaaah

This man rebuilt Indonesia and is steadily rescuing our nation from the massively infrastructurally imbalanced, far-right wing New Order and is bringing development and education to all corners of the Archipelago, not just Jakarta like Suharto did. If this continues and he is re-elected, Indonesia will be the world power that Suharto ensured it would not be. - TopTennsssssssaaaaaah

Jokowi is the man who lifted us out of the New Order - TopTennsssssssaaaaaah

The Contenders

11 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.
12 Alberto Fujimori
13 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Abraham Lincoln was a great man he thought slavery was wrong and went to war against the confederates in the end the union won but five days later he gave his life for America, he would never lie to anyone and gave great speeches.

14 Hendrik Verwoerd
15 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, ...read more.

Immature, narcissistic, idiotic, incompetent, racist, sexist, disloyal, lying, manipulative, corrupt... and with the most brainless people of all time as his followers. Shame of you! This will be remembered in history books as America's most embarassing moment and as a complete joke.

He might not have the usual style, but he has the fearless substance needed to lead, and the street intelligence to fight dirty against corruption. A new kind of leader, a rebel against an archaic system of governing...future leaders will copy his direct style after his gone.

One of the best presidents ever born.

Its not

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16 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.

As a Filipino, he was 5x much better than our Satanic Leader: Duterte he should have been in the Top 5 because modern day Filipinos desire to have great leaders like him that my country PHILIPPINES will never have even in the next 100 years!

He's dead, absolutely no power from the grave

He, alongside FW de Klerk, and other great leaders ended a devastating division between the races of South Africa. We, as South Africans, owe that warm, fuzzy feeling of pride, when we hear the words "rainbow nation", all to him. A leader that changed South Africa, but influenced the entire world. We owe all this to a great man. Mr R. Mandela.

He is a good guy! He should be 1st - Yapsoonyoung

17 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.
18 Ian Smith
19 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of ...read more.

Good at what he did, what he did was not good

In terms of military strategy, he was a great leader--he seized a bunch of territories. As a leader in economic and foreign affairs, he was absolutely despicable. Germany was a mess because it invested a huge amount of resources towards the Third Reich, and was--irrefutably--an awful person.

He was a terrible person but a great leader, he managed to take a whole continent.

Get him off this list of die! Ps a neo Nazi probably put him on this list.

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20 Bhumibol Adulyadej Bhumibol Adulyadej Bhumibol Adulyadej was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX . He Was Born on 5 December 1927 . Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he was, at the time of his death, the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 70 years, ...read more.

He is the best king. He love every Thai people even disliked people. He worked tirelessly for his country in all his live.

One of the best kings in the world. He worked tirelessly for his country and loved his people.

He is the best king forever. I think the best world leader must be him - JadeAsia

21 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
22 George W. Bush George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

He is one of the WORST

23 Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada (assumed office November 4, 2015). He is the leader of the Liberal Party and the second-youngest Canadian prime minister after Joe Clark. His father, Pierre ...read more.
24 David Cameron David Cameron David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who is at present the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of its Conservative Party, and Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney.

Cancer...

25 Shinzo Abe
26 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.

He should be in the top 10's he made Russia proud,even if he was from Georgia

27 Kim Jong-Un Kim Jong-Un Kim Jong-un is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea. He also don't play games

Most Democratic, Most Republican Korea which belongs to it's people.

North korea is true korea

28 Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif the 12th and current Prime Minister of Pakistan in office since June 2013. A veteran politician and industrialist, he previously served as Prime Minister from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999. Sharif is the president of Pakistan Muslim League, ...read more.
29 Xi Jinping Xi Jinping

He is the best leader mainland China ever had. He knows how to deal with the economy, how to make democracy and how to communicate with other nations. He is way better than any other leader China ever had.
His anti-corruption campaign is the sign of real democracy. He is transforming China from a country that only had assembly lines to a nation that knows how to innovate. He is great at dealing with international affairs. He maintains a good relationship with Russia, as well as the United States and the United Kingdom. He had changed the mainland China-Taiwan relationship into a new landscape by meeting with the Taiwanese leader.
He also has a good wife who is both beautiful and talented. His wife made a good national image for China.
He is and will always be a great leader. Maybe some decades later, Chinese would be thanking him for what he had changed.

He is changing China

30 Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu

Great leader

This guy kill many kids and women and he is in the list
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31 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
32 Thaksin Shinawatra Thaksin Shinawatra

Toyally agree this guy is so cool

i love him

33 Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.

Best person on earth! Genius! Experienced and smart, she won the popular vote election. This qualified lady should be President-elect rather than a buffoon -- Donald Trump. She should be the one to better the legacy of Barack Obama, one of our great nations best presidents.

Believe me, while our situation would be much better with her than with Trump, it still wouldn't be all sunshine and roses. We should have listened to Bernie. - GrimmShady

Delusional, retarded, mentally gifted, traitor.

34 Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union.

Brave, decent, cool. A true leader among EU political leaders. Has the rare political courage not to howl with the wolves, but to state what she believes to be right and decent. Even if that may threaten her popularity.
Agree or disagree with her. That courage is rare enough in politics to deserve our utmost respect. Even of those who disagree with her policies.

by the way: strange that Trump is voted higher than Merkel, while no one abroad takes Trump more seriously than they would take a drunk with a broken glass bottle. Why not vote for Erdohan if you voted for Trump. At least Erdohan gets things done (the wrong things and the wrong way, but still).

35 Kim Jong-Il Kim Jong-Il Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. By the early 1980s Kim had become the heir apparent for the leadership of the country and assumed important posts in the party and army organs.

What?! - JadeAsia

36 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004
37 Haile Selassie
38 James Polk James Polk

Helped expand United States, brought Texas into the union, did more in four years than most other leaders, the list goes on. Also, he is so great that he has his own song.

39 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Also known as Reza Shah or the "Shah", was the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the Shah of Iran from 1941 until 1979. During his Reign, Iran had became a civilized country with high standards of living. until the 1979 Revolution which Khomeini, with the help of the US, collapsed the Pahlavi secular government and made it into an Islamic hole instead. The Shah will be always remembered in Iranians hearts with kindness and love. - knbyzt

40 Tony Abbott Tony Abbott Anthony John "Tony" Abbott is an Australian politician who was the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, from 18 September 2013 to 15 September 2015. Abbott was leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015, and has been a member of parliament for Warringah since 1994.

Hana lol Tony Abbott is at the bottom he sucks he can't shirtfront Putin, doesn't accept Syrian refugees and is sending all our troops to go die in Iraq. - DreamWorks2005

41 Stephen Harper Stephen Harper Stephen Joseph Harper is a Canadian politician and member of Parliament who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006 to November 4, 2015. He was the first prime minister to come from the modern Conservative Party of Canada, which was formed by a merger of the Progressive Conservative ...read more.

I like him more than trudeau

42 François Hollande
43 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. ...read more.
44 Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky
45 Baron Waqa
46 Tsai Ing-wen
47 Jair Bolsonaro
48 Pauline Marois
49 Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko is the first, and so far the only President of Belarus, having been in office since 20 July 1994. Before launching his political career, Lukashenko worked as director of a state-owned agricultural farm and spent time with the Soviet Border Troops and the Soviet Army. ...read more.
50 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. ...read more.
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