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10 Great Rulers of the World

10 Great Rulers of the World

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Published by: Karan Solanki on Mar 19, 2012
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1. Hitler

The creator of the Nazi party, the man responsible for mass genocide during World War II, was indeed a great ruler. Germany was in bad times when Hitler rose to power, and Hitler was the charamistic leader that the Germans could look up to. This one man blamed all of Germany’s problems on a scapegoat: the Jews living in Germany at the time, and somehow managed to convince the entire country of Germany that it really was the Jews’ fault for all of Germany’s problems. Even if it was a terrible thing to do, it was no mean feat and required the skills and prowess of a great leader.

2. Odysseus

the Greeks got past the impenetrable walls of Troy. also known as Augustus. 3. Odysseus managed to trick the Trojans during the Trojan War by building a wooden horse and hiding his soldiers in it. and just like that. His rule established an era of unfamiliar peace and quiet. became the first emperor of the Roman Empire and ruled from 27 BC until his assassination in 14 AD. Odysseus was the Greek king of Ithaca with achievements so great he was immortalized in Homer’s epic The Odyssey.Caesar Caesar. a feat that had never before been accomplished. known as the Pax Romana.In Greek mythology. Caesar managed to acquire total power but he didn’t have to use any false promises and lies like rulers before him . The Trojans took the horse into their city and into their walls. Odysseus also managed to take back his kingdom of Ithaca after it was overrun with selfish tyrants and single-handedly saved his kingdom. Odysseus’s renowned intelligence and cunning supplements his strong combative skills.

5.Joseph II Joseph II was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790. He was the first ruler of Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine. Alexander was probably one of the best if not the best military commanders of all time. conquering much of the world at the time and sometimes making entire cities surrender to him without killing a single person. however.4. If anyone . Joseph is probably history’s most unselfish ruler.Alexander The Great Known for his brutal and legendary military tactics. He was definitely one of the most successful.

but he was one of the most successful.Genghis Khan Genghis Khan was perhaps the most brutal leader the world has ever seen. He conquered most of the world during his prime and united many nomadic tribes in Asia. Genghis Khan’s brilliant military strategies and tactics puts him on this list. Queen Elizabeth I . 7.” it is him. one of the most powerful forces in the world at that time. He truly wanted what was best for his people and even abolished slavery and serfdom. 6.doesn’t apply to the phrase “absolute power corrupts absolutely. He founded the Mongol Empire.

because of the fact that she never depended on a King. Elizabeth managed to prove that her gender could match and even do better than the rule of men. He has had a long record of accomplishments that prove his worth to be on this list. He expanded and united the Frankish kingdoms into the single. the most famous of which being the Virgin Queen. Queen Elizabeth I set the model for a female ruler at that time and is probably one of the most successful female rulers in history. but ruled quite well herself. 9. Nepoleon . the period in which art and other cultural artifacts revived and peaked through the Catholic Church. She has had many nicknames. Before her reign. powerful Frankish Empire. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance. Charlemagne Charlemagne was the King of the Franks from 768 to his death. most females weren’t thought to be fit of such power and they were secondary to Kings or other male heirs.Elizabeth I was the Queen of England and Ireland from 1558 until the day she died. 8.

10. was a prominent military and political leader of France and he heavily influenced European politics in the early 19th century. But his establishment of the Napoleon code laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. if not for Abraham . He basically dominated continental Europe through superior military tactics and intelligence. and his success steadily declined.Napoleon I of France. He successfully preserved the union. He continued to prosper until the French invasion of Russia in 1812. Abraham Lincon Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and led the country through its greatest internal struggle. the Civil War. later known as Emperor Napoleon.

. Abraham Lincoln is widely considered one of the greatest US presidents.Lincoln. abolishing slavery in America. if not one of the greatest leaders in history. He also signed the Emancipation Proclamation. the United States would probably be divided into two countries right now.

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