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  • Churchill

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  • Hirohito

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  • Hitler

    4 4.44%
  • Mussolini

    1 1.11%
  • Roosevelt

    33 36.67%
  • Stalin

    7 7.78%
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    Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Churchill
    Hirohito
    Hitler
    Mussolini
    Roosevelt
    Stalin

    I've had a tough time coming up with who the BEST actor is. It's easy to find the worst. There are plenty of bad candidates around, but I'm having a hard time finding the best, let alone a good option.

    By best, I mean morally good. I don't mean the most successful. That obviously goes to Stalin. Who was the most morally upright leader during this time?

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Churchill
    Hirohito
    Hitler
    Mussolini
    Roosevelt
    Stalin

    I've had a tough time coming up with who the BEST actor is. It's easy to find the worst. There are plenty of bad candidates around, but I'm having a hard time finding the best, let alone a good option.

    By best, I mean morally good. I don't mean the most successful. That obviously goes to Stalin. Who was the most morally upright leader during this time?
    Successful in what context?

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Successful in what context?
    In gaining huge swaths of land, to start.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    In gaining huge swaths of land, to start.
    At a cost of 27 million citizens, The US arguably gained more while losing a lot less people.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    At a cost of 27 million citizens, The US arguably gained more while losing a lot less people.
    What tangible benefit did the US gain? Stalin gained Eastern Europe. The US got to subsidize Western Europe. And let's not forget that Stalin's gains turned into threats against the US.

    Besides, I don't think that Stalin had any issues with killing off large portions of his population.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    My vote goes to Truman who isn’t even on the list

    The number of lives he saved by making the decision to drop the bomb was astounding

    In 2nd place would be Churchill
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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    My vote goes to Truman who isn’t even on the list

    The number of lives he saved by making the decision to drop the bomb was astounding

    In 2nd place would be Churchill
    I didn't include Truman because he was there for only a short part of the war and arguably Roosevelt would have made the same decision.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    My vote goes to Truman who isn’t even on the list

    The number of lives he saved by making the decision to drop the bomb was astounding

    In 2nd place would be Churchill
    The reason I can't choose Churchill is because he was always fine bombing civilians and his ultimate betrayal of Poland which is why Britain went to war in the first place. He also betrayed plenty of those like the Cossacks who fought against the Soviets but were ultimately sent back to Stalin.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The reason I can't choose Churchill is because he was always fine bombing civilians and his ultimate betrayal of Poland which is why Britain went to war in the first place. He also betrayed plenty of those like the Cossacks who fought against the Soviets but were ultimately sent back to Stalin.
    Churchill became PM in 1940, and Poland had already fallen.

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    Re: Who was the best leader during WWII?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The reason I can't choose Churchill is because he was always fine bombing civilians and his ultimate betrayal of Poland which is why Britain went to war in the first place. He also betrayed plenty of those like the Cossacks who fought against the Soviets but were ultimately sent back to Stalin.
    he certainly voiced his desire to gas the Kurds in Iraq in 1919 .............. civilians .............
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