Who were the greatest leaders of all time and why?

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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Not really U.S. politics but with the crazy goings-on in our Gov.t it kinda ties in.

So what are your opinions on the greatest leaders of all time? and why?
I'd say world leaders but most probably werent around for satellite tv and internet, so their "worlds" were a bit smaller.
Starting with our presidents I'd guess George Washington, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,JFK...all before my time and other than LIncoln I believe all were soldiers.

Was Fidel Castro a great leader or just kept in power by force and fear?
Tsar Nicholas II? or just famous-ish because of Anastasia?
Geronimo, Sitting Bull or Tec-cum-seh ?
Alexander the great, Ghengis Khan, Pol Pot???????
The caesars of Rome and whoever ruled the ancient greek civilizations must have had something going on.
Egypt and Cleopatra and King Tut... was he a good ruler?

Surely being a loved ruler of a small island like Cuba is much easier than ruling the U.S but throughout history their must have been great rulers or leaders, kings or queens
Just would like some opinions....
Thanks



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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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Hitler



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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Julius Caesar.

Famous.

Probably looted the Library of Alexandria.
Vatican has the loot and all the Egyptian knowledge.

Most likely never was assassinated.

May have fathered children in Britain (bloodline).

May have fathered children in Egypt (Cleopatra bloodline).

Some theories have Him as fictional character Christ.

Master of illusion.

Masonry ?



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

“If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are.”
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:59 AM
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Many will say.....

Barack H Obama.

But the *why* will always be a mystery.




posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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Jesus

If you ask for political leaders I would say........!?!?!? ...... Yeah, shocking but probably Hitler in the way he made german people follow him to make such atrocities in order to achieve a pure race and he neither was the example of this pure race nor even a german
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 02:41 AM
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What ??? Dr Phil ??? LOL



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 02:52 AM
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Enoch
Nimrod
Akhenaten
Moses
Ezekial
King David of Isreal
Alexander the Great
Buddha
Mohammed
Genghis Khan
Joan of Arc
General Patton
Gandhi
MLK
JFK
RFK

and Shapeshifter Jesus!



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 02:59 AM
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slumdog millionaire boy



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:04 AM
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John Adams too, He always had to play devils advocate and that sucks!!



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:04 AM
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What ??? Dr Phil ??? LOL


Yeah, I was kidding because I thought this was a silly thread.

I'm sorry... I meant Oprah.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:05 AM
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Zarniwoop
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What ??? Dr Phil ??? LOL


Yeah, I was kidding because I thought this was a silly thread.

I'm sorry... I meant Oprah.


Now your talking!!

Kingmaker she is!



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:11 AM
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Kingmaker she is!


Oprah = Midas ... yes.

Well... once upon a time...



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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I would have to say Ghandi and Mother Teresa. They never started out with the ambition to "rule", they followed the high road they walked to its end...and in that process became leaders.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:15 AM
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Intellectual Leaders

The usual;

Copernicus
Da Vinci
Galileo
sun tzu
Ben Franklin
Tesla
Edison
Einstein
Ron Paul
Haramein

many more



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:17 AM
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yeah Mother Theresa, its a lot harder for women too!



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:25 AM
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:28 AM
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solarstorm
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Hitler


He was the most effective leader, that's for sure. I'd add Sun Tzu to the list.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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That is a though question - especially because it is not very well defined.

It's hard to quantify this type of stuff, but one way to look at it could be - who lead the most people?
I don't know who that might be, but I imagine Ghandi, Hitler, Stalin, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Obama, George Bush and many others would be fine candidates depending on how you define people. Are we talking percentage of the current world population, or actual numbers, are we talking soldiers or civilians.
Another way to adresse the question is by looking at their accomplishments. In that case an entire new group of potential candidates emerge.

In regards to politics I am personally a big fan of Roosevelt and Ghandi. But looking at it from a more abstract view point I would have to say Nikola Tesla since his actions and contribution properly has had the biggest effects on mankind this past century, and has lead us to where we are now.




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