View Poll Results: Who was the most important Leader of the 1940s?

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  • Winston Churchill

    7 21.88%
  • Clement Attlee

    0 0%
  • Mao Zedong

    2 6.25%
  • Charles de Gaulle

    0 0%
  • Joseph Stalin

    0 0%
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    6 18.75%
  • Harry S. Truman

    1 3.13%
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    12 37.50%
  • George S. Patton

    3 9.38%
  • Dirk Jan de Geer

    1 3.13%
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Thread: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

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    Re: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    Of all the important men surrounding the Allied Forces in the 1940s, who was the most important leader of them all?
    I don't see Adolf Hitler on that list.

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    Re: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    Of all the important men surrounding the Allied Forces in the 1940s, who was the most important leader of them all?
    Oh now I see...it's just Allies.

    Well that's easy. Patton.

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    Re: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    Of all the important men surrounding the Allied Forces in the 1940s, who was the most important leader of them all?
    I say Harry Truman, for he dropped the bomb and officially started the nuclear age. That one move created the basis for most of all conflicts that followed WWII, as all sought the bomb after they saw the results.

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    Re: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

    This list is pretty Eurocentric. As an example, where is MacArthur?

    Of the ones listed, I tend to go with Churchill, who kept the British in the fight until we could bring thousands of fresh troops. I admit my knowledge of the era is incomplete though.

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    Re: Who Was the Greatest Leader in the 1940s?

    Churchill, the only true leader of the bunch that I can see on the national level.

    FDR wrote a letter to Hitler that revealed his ignorance of the principles of statesmanship, Letter to Adolf Hitler, April 14, 1939

    France didn't have any leaders, hasn't in fact, had any respectable leaders since Charlemagne.

    Britain managed to estrange Stalin, who actually was interested in a deal with Britain until he found out that Britain didn't have any troops to actually do anything with.

    So who's left? Churchill managed to both drag the US into an undeclared shooting war with Germany in 1941, and hold off the Luftwaffe until help arrived. He also finagled the British Tube Alloys project to be fed all the data from the US Manhattan Project at little cost, too.

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