View Poll Results: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

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  • Adolf Hitler, Germany

    11 42.31%
  • Benito Mussolini, Italy

    2 7.69%
  • Josef Stalin, USSR

    7 26.92%
  • Vladimir Lenin, USSR

    0 0%
  • Neville Chamberlain, UK

    5 19.23%
  • Edouard Deladier, France

    1 3.85%
  • Charles DeGaulle, France

    0 0%
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Thread: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

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    Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Well, to be perverse I'm going to name Neville Chamberlain, the Enabler.

    Edit: Darn, I hit the "ENTER" button before adding "Francisco Franco, Spain", and "Other".

    Any mod want to fix that?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 02-05-10 at 04:23 PM.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, to be perverse I'm going to name Neville Chamberlain, the Enabler.

    Edit: Darn, I hit the "ENTER" button before adding "Francisco Franco, Spain", and "Other".

    Any mod want to fix that?

    Thanks.
    Franco chilled out at the end of his life. I traveled in spain when he was in power and I never got hassled by his police. In fact there was more freedom there than in the us at that time.

    I voted for stalin.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Franco chilled out at the end of his life. I traveled in spain when he was in power and I never got hassled by his police. In fact there was more freedom there than in the us at that time.

    I voted for stalin.
    I'll admit that my knowledge of Franco is minimal. Then again, I wouldn't vote for him, and let's face it, there's a herd of European leaders not listed. Ceasescu, for example.

    I picked Chamberlain for one reason....his failures, combined with France's inactions, are the only reason Hitler was able to grow as large as he did. There were several points in the 1030's where Chamberlain's failure to simply do the right thing gave Hitler a success that fueled his image of invincibility.

    Hitler should never have been allowed to re-militarize the Rhineland. England's failure to support France, who refused to act anyway, and move troops into the Rhineland in opposition to Hitler's garrison, would have ended Hitler's political career.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I'll admit that my knowledge of Franco is minimal. Then again, I wouldn't vote for him, and let's face it, there's a herd of European leaders not listed. Ceasescu, for example.

    I picked Chamberlain for one reason....his failures, combined with France's inactions, are the only reason Hitler was able to grow as large as he did. There were several points in the 1030's where Chamberlain's failure to simply do the right thing gave Hitler a success that fueled his image of invincibility.

    Hitler should never have been allowed to re-militarize the Rhineland. England's failure to support France, who refused to act anyway, and move troops into the Rhineland in opposition to Hitler's garrison, would have ended Hitler's political career.
    Believe it or not but the US had lots of hitler suppoorters during the rise and fall of the third reich. Charles Lindberg comes to mind.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I'll admit that my knowledge of Franco is minimal. Then again, I wouldn't vote for him, and let's face it, there's a herd of European leaders not listed. Ceasescu, for example.

    I picked Chamberlain for one reason....his failures, combined with France's inactions, are the only reason Hitler was able to grow as large as he did. There were several points in the 1030's where Chamberlain's failure to simply do the right thing gave Hitler a success that fueled his image of invincibility.
    Though would things have been better if we had gone to war earlier? for one thing we would have lost because we wouldn't have got the chance to rearm that Chamberlain gave us

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Believe it or not but the US had lots of hitler suppoorters during the rise and fall of the third reich. Charles Lindberg comes to mind.
    Irrelevant.

    The US has lots of Obama supporters, too.

    Fools abound.

    Always.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I voted for stalin.
    Are you feeling any regrets now, seeing what he has done?
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Irrelevant.

    The US has lots of Obama supporters, too.

    Fools abound.

    Always.
    Comparing Obama to Hitler is an insult to the American way of life and only shows your ignorance and bigotry. Bin Laden loves people like you.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Are you feeling any regrets now, seeing what he has done?
    Are you with stupid. BTW stalin did not allow voting for the people.

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    Re: Worst European Leader in Twentieth Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Though would things have been better if we had gone to war earlier? for one thing we would have lost because we wouldn't have got the chance to rearm that Chamberlain gave us
    1) Who's "we"? I"m an American, not English.

    2) Yes, things would have been IMMENSELY better if France, with England's support, had used it's 100 divisions to repel the 3 divisions Germany sent into the Rhineland. As I said, it would have led to Hitler's political demise....and in Germany in the 1930's that would have meant Hitler's death.

    Chamberlain made sure that England HAD to re-arm because he failed to stop the problem earlier and cheaper. His dithering was just as effective in treating the problem as the woman who waits six years to see the doctor after she found a lump in her breast.

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