Post Reply Comparing former US presidents to prominent historical figures outside of the USA
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Can you compare any of U.S. Presidents to great figures of the past? Can any of them be compared to Napoleon, Caesar, Augustus, Alexander, Charlemagne, etc? Or do the Presidents lack the amount of individual power and imperial influence that these other people had?

For example, I've heard Andrew Jackson referred to as the "Napoleon of America"...
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Can you compare any of U.S. Presidents to great figures of the past? Can any of them be compared to Napoleon, Caesar, Augustus, Alexander, Charlemagne, etc? Or do the Presidents lack the amount of individual power and imperial influence that these other people had?

For example, I've heard Andrew Jackson referred to as the "Napoleon of America"...


Only by his critics--
Douglas MacArthur was called the "American Caesar", because for a while, we weren't sure whether he was going to stand down after Truman dismissed him, or whether his military charisma was going to start a brilliant 5-star coup against the government, but he wasn't president, so that doesn't count.
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