This is a list of the most important and influential leaders in the history of 20th Century. Most of them were dictators. All have fans and haters. All of them change the world. Some in a good way and some were evils may be. Don’t care about order, because it is really impossible to decide this. Anyways here is 10 Most Important Leaders In 20th Century …
10 – Mao Tse-tung
Chairman of the People’s Republic of China (1949 – 1976)
Mao Zedong, and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), was a Chinese Communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, Marxist political philosopher, and leader of the Chinese Revolution. He was the architect and founding father of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949, and held control over the nation until his death in 1976. His theoretical contribution to Marxism–Leninism, along with his military strategies and brand of policies, are collectively known as Maoism.
09 – Nelson Mandela
President of South Africa (1994 – 1999)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918) served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and he was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
08 – Vladimir Lenin
Leader of the Soviet Union (1917 – 1924)
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917–1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.
07 – Joseph Stalin
Leader of the Soviet Union (1924 – 1953)
Stalin was one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history. He was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century. His regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of millions, but he also oversaw the war machine that played a key role in the defeat of Nazism.
06 – Adolph Hitler
Dictator of Germany (1933 – 1945)
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei).He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.
05 – Eva Peron
First Lady of Argentina (1944 – 1952)
María Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. Eva Duarte de Perón became a legendary figure in Argentine politics.
04 – John F. Kennedy
President of the United States (1961 – 1963)
John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy pronunciation (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until 1963. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, JFK was killed by an assassin’s bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die.
03 – Indira Gandhi
Prime Minister of India (1966-1977, 1980-1984)
Indira Priyadarshini Nehru; (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966–77) and a fourth term (1980–84). Gandhi was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and she remains as the world’s second longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2012. She was the first woman to become prime minister in India.
02 – Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979 – 1990)
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and the longest-serving (1979–1990) British prime ministerof the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post. A Soviet journalist nicknamed her the “Iron Lady”, which later became associated with her uncompromising policies. As prime minister, she implemented conservative policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
01 – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
1st President of the Republic of Turkey (1923 – 1938)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , (1881 – 1938) was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence.