Who was the Greatest Leader of WWII?

Discussion in 'WW2 General' started by Soundbreaker Welch?, Apr 24, 2006.

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Who was the Greatest Leader of WWII?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2008.
  1. UK: Winston Churchill

    59.5%
  2. USA: Franklin Roosevelt

    19.0%
  3. Russia: Stalin

    6.0%
  4. Germany: Adolf Hitler

    7.1%
  5. Japan: Emperor Hirohito

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. France: Charles de Gaulle

    6.0%
  7. Denmark: King Christian X

    1.2%
  8. UK: King George VI

    1.2%
  9. US: Harry Truman

    1.2%
  10. Poland: Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski

    1.2%
  11. Italy: Benito Mussolini

    2.4%
  12. China: Chiang Kai-shek

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Finland: Risto Ryti

    1.2%
  14. Japan: Hideki Tojo

    1.2%
  15. Norway: Haakon VII

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Canada: William Lyon Mackenzie King

    2.4%
  17. Spain: Francisco Franco

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Morocco: Mohammed V

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Australia: John Curtin

    3.6%
  20. India: Subhash Chandra Bose

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Holland: Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

    1.2%
  22. Germany: Heinrich Himmler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Other: Any other great leader you feel I have missed.

    8.3%
  1. Soundbreaker Welch?

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    Who led his Country with the Best Direction? Even if they lost the war, which leader had all the greatest qualities of sheer genius, loyalty to his nation, respect and obedience from his citizens, good strategies for victory over his enemies, and who also had real impact on the war all over including his enemies?

    This poll will last 700 days. I figured that isn't too long a time since goverment polls take years to complete.

    Since it's a multiple choice thread you can vote for 1 or 2 or all of them if you want too! Though If everyone did that I don't think we would be able to tell who is the greatest!

    I wonder if you agree with me on this. Perhaps I should have put Joseph Goebbels in the poll instead of Heinrich Himmler. Goebbels presented to the German people a Hitler that was seriously mispresented and sympatheticly biased to his views of world domination. Without Goebbel's propoganda, Hitler may not have seemed such a heroic and terrifying figure.
    Well, if you feel Goebbels was a great leader put other.

    And I don't mean Hitler or Goebbel in a good way great or that I support Nazism, but in a evil genius, notorious way of controlling the world.
    They certainly had power, and power for a country often means great leadership to it's people.
     
  2. Gnomey

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    Still no Poll....
     
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    Sorry it took me quite a long time to research all those leaders!
     
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    Something is wrong with this poll... I just calculated the percentages and it gives a total of 200% !
     
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    The one who stood high during the darkest of times. Who knew who his friends were, and who his enemies were. How to influence his friends and how to block his enemies. Winston Churchill. The guy who recognized Stalin for who he was.
     
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    I had to vote for FDR. He knew his politics well and nudged the US in the slow but right directions.
     
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    Winston Churchill for me. I agree with your reasoning davparlr.
     
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    For me Gen.Charles de Gaulle and Gen.Wladyslaw Sikorski
     
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    Winston Churchill. He kept the country together, knew what was going on, knew who was who and ultimately led Great Britain to victory.
     
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    I too, chose Churchill. He really held Britain together through her darkest hours of the war.
     
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    Benito Mussolini.
     
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    Sweet Benito Mussolini for me toooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeee lol.


    Where is CC to make this three in a row?????


    You see that his grand daughter or something is getting involved in politics now. Interesting. That I would think is not a easily sell there, related to one of the most hated leaders of your country ever. Damn she has her work cut out for her.
     
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt for me. He was a great leader and he did great things, but Churchill was just a great leader.

    What, Mossolini was a asshole.

    Henk
     
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    lol
     
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    Churchill. He was a brilliant bulldog.
     
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    I picked the guy from denmark for the guts he displayed in wearing the yellow star when the Jewish guys were forced to wear theirs and in others I put others for Tito of yugoslavia the only country to liberate itself
     
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    Someone explain the reason for choosing Mussolini, please. I just don't get how you can choose a man who led his country to a war that they were were completely and absolutely unable to fight in. With no industry, or proper military ability he took the nation into combat against one the great superpowers of the day and hoped to achieve victory.

    Honest question, why choose him?
     
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    Plan D......... Whomever voted for him, I suppose intended it as a joke
     
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    Both Kiwimac and Hunter voted for him. If it's a joke, then fine. Otherwise, I'm interested in any reasoning.
     
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    Yes it was a joke, he was a jackazz of the highest quality. He was maybe the biggest tool of the war. He did dress nice also, sharp uniform. lol Thats about all he had going for him. lol


    But I just like saying "IL DUCE" it just rolls off your tongue, I love saying it. Maybe I will change my name to IL DUCE. lol
     
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