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15-01-2015, 01:55 PM
RE: Favorite Historical Leader
This thread reminds me of when I was asked this in RE at grammar school. Everybody else came out with people like Jesus or Mother Theresa and even the Pope.

I said "Jimmy Page".

Nowadays........Nikola Tesla. A fascinating person.

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15-01-2015, 01:58 PM
RE: Favorite Historical Leader
(23-09-2014 11:43 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(23-09-2014 10:22 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I read a book about her years ago. She started off being a total air head but then turned out to be a stronger character than her husband, Louis XVI. He pretty much crumbled after they were arrested and thrown in jail but she kept herself together to the very end.

I was kidding about her. I couldn't think of one at first. I suppose she had a rude awakening.

Now I think :
Eleanor Roosevelt, Eugene McCarthy
and yes, Lyndon Johnson ... while from what I read, I think he was abrasive and totally uncouth, and I disliked him, now I think he got some great things accomplished.

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16-01-2015, 09:43 AM
RE: Favorite Historical Leader
Titus Flavius Vespasianus 9 AD-79 AD. Brought balance back to the roman empire after the civil wars of the `year of the 4 emperors.` and the reign of Nero. initiated construction of the Colosseum.

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11-03-2015, 01:35 PM
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Adolf Hitler. What powerful charisma.

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17-03-2015, 03:05 PM
RE: Favorite Historical Leader
My favorite leader would probably be the earliest known leader to

1. free slaves

2. adopt pluralism for religions

3. institute a peace treaty

That was Enmetena of Lagash (called Entemena in some sources). Some details about him are found here --

http://sumerianshakespeare.com/70701/70801.html

-- and they indicate that many of the basic safeguards we take for granted today in a civilized society first came from him. -- Certainly, the earliest extant figure who stands for basic legal equity and gives some relief to the marginalized really appears to be this leader from roughly 4,500 years ago.

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17-03-2015, 03:08 PM
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(11-03-2015 01:35 PM)Αθεία Αμβρόσιος Wrote:  Adolf Hitler. What powerful charisma.

You apparently mean 'favorite' in some non-standard sense of the word.
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17-03-2015, 05:31 PM
RE: Favorite Historical Leader
Marshal Applewhite..

The wide eyed whackadoodle leader of "Heaven's Gate" --- the goofy cult that had the males castrated - dressed up in jogging suits and committed suicide with poison - so they "Could rendezvous with the UFO hiding behind the comet"......

Seriously -- any dude that can talk a bunch of religious twats into killing themselves - is doing the rest of us a bigassed favor...............

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18-03-2015, 04:14 PM
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(17-03-2015 03:08 PM)Machias Wrote:  
(11-03-2015 01:35 PM)Αθεία Αμβρόσιος Wrote:  Adolf Hitler. What powerful charisma.

You apparently mean 'favorite' in some non-standard sense of the word.

He is my favourite world leader from history. How is it non-standard? If I said John FitzGerald Kennedy, I would be no more or less "standard" than if I said Josef Stalin or Vlad Tepes.

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18-03-2015, 04:47 PM
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Hatshepsut
Ahhotep
Nefertiti
Alexander the Great
Elizabeth I

I can't choose just one.
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18-03-2015, 10:37 PM
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(18-03-2015 04:14 PM)Αθεία Αμβρόσιος Wrote:  
(17-03-2015 03:08 PM)Machias Wrote:  You apparently mean 'favorite' in some non-standard sense of the word.

He is my favourite world leader from history. How is it non-standard? If I said John FitzGerald Kennedy, I would be no more or less "standard" than if I said Josef Stalin or Vlad Tepes.

Do you feel that Adolf Hitler was admirable in some way, or is there some other reason why he is your favorite?

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