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Who was the best leader in all of history?
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Alexander The Great. In 13 years he conquered the known world and then some. He crushed the Persian empire and solidified the unity of Greece all without any modern technology. He led his armies from the front instead of ordering them around like most leaders and spread Greek culture across the globe. He never lost a battle and its is said Julius Caesar wept in front of a statue of Alexander the Great, realizing that where Alexander had conquered most of the known world at thirty, he had accomplished comparatively little. There are other great leaders out there, but Alexander is pretty tough to beat.


I would have to agree with you on this topic.
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Jesus Christ. He even split the ocean into two so he could arrogantly walk through it like a fukin boss.
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As military enthusiast, my #1 best leader position is a tie being Hannibal the Conqueror and Alexander the Great. I have learned so much in both battlefield tactics and campaign Strategy from both of them and they have both left a huge mark in military history.
(I believe Hannibal still holds the record of most crushing victory in history with the battle of Cannae)
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A savior named Mokoto who died for our sins in School Days
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Oda Nobunaga

The people loved him so much, that they killed him
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I would have to say either Abraham Lincoln because before America had the civil war there was no effort to stop slavery all around the world. After the Union won and eventually ended slavery that was the turning point of slavery everywhere eventually ending although still today there are still children in other countries be treated as such.
Also Ronald Reagan George Washington
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The thing about a great leader, is that you don't know what would've happened if the other guy won. The loser might have brought our entire civilization to its peak, but we'll never know.
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Im surprised that no one has brought up Lelouch vi Britania.
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mjdoc26 wrote:

I would have to say either Abraham Lincoln because before America had the civil war there was no effort to stop slavery all around the world. After the Union won and eventually ended slavery that was the turning point of slavery everywhere eventually ending although still today there are still children in other countries be treated as such.
Also Ronald Reagan George Washington


Not true friend. Britain abolished slavery in 1833, Lincoln was born in 1832 and the civil war was fought 1861 to 1865. Also keep in mind that between 1815 and 1914 Britain controlled 10 million square miles and 400 million people so a large portion of the world was already slavery free. I'm discrediting Lincoln, but his stance on slavery was more political than righteous.
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idk, in modern history, i'm a big fan of FDR. he was a rather progressive leader who's only intentions were to make america a better place by fixing the many problems we were facing. modern leaders both democrat and republican are all in politics for money, and for the most part don't give a shit about what happens, as long as they get their paychecks.

in all of history, there were probably hundreds of thousands of people who lead nations/tribes/other political groups, so it would be hard to pick out one. Vladimir Lenin, Ghandi, MLK, and Nelson Mandela are all pretty cool people IMO.
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A savior named Mokoto who died for our sins in School Days


Now that is a religion i would be glad to call myself a part of.
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lordnolan wrote:

Alexander The Great. In 13 years he conquered the known world and then some. He crushed the Persian empire and solidified the unity of Greece all without any modern technology. He led his armies from the front instead of ordering them around like most leaders and spread Greek culture across the globe. He never lost a battle and its is said Julius Caesar wept in front of a statue of Alexander the Great, realizing that where Alexander had conquered most of the known world at thirty, he had accomplished comparatively little. There are other great leaders out there, but Alexander is pretty tough to beat.



I have to STRONGLY DISAGREE with everyone who claims Alexander the Great as being one of the greatest leaders, as he didn't live long enough to even LEAD what he took control of. All he could do was fight and win wars, but as soon as his armies could not expand anymore, he lost his life and his so called kingdom quickly collapsed along with him.

Cyrus the Great, the first and TRUE leader to earn the title "THE GREAT" was a role model of leaders. He was first to introduce a humanitarian style of leadership during a time of great Brutality. The Jewish people who were persecuted for many years considered him to be a messiah, and HE WASN'T EVEN JEWISH.

Plus it should be known that without Cyrus creating the Massive Persian Empire, the first TRULY COSMOPOLITAN EMPIRE OF ITS KIND, Alexander the Great would not have been able to conquer as large an area as he did. Once Alexander destroyed Persepolis, the rest of the empire came along with it. As soon as his troops came in contact with disorganized and "uncivilized" tribes near India, his forces REFUSED to continue forward (Some leader he was). Soon after, Alexander died from what I believe were battle wounds (He wasn't that bright either).

History has a way of whitewashing events (300, the movie about Sparta comes to mind) where Western civilization dominates all others when this is not true. In my opinion Alexander the Great really was not that GREAT when compared to Cyrus the Great in terms of leadership. Cyrus created an empire that lasted for GENERATIONS after his death. Alexander's so called empire didn't even stand more than a FEW YEARS after his death. Again I emphasize, Just because he was able to conquer a large geographic area at a young age PROVES NOTHING EXCEPT THAT HE CAN WIN WARS. THAT'S IT. That in NO WAY makes some one a GREAT LEADER. AT ALL.

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