Margaret Thatcher was the first lady prime Minister of the Untied Kingdom and the only one till now. She was also the longest serving Prime Minister of the UK in the 20th century. Known as the Iron Lady, she introduced a new wing of reforms known as Thatcherism which emphasized on laissez-faire economics and individual self-determination. She brought many economic reforms helping Britain to improve on unemployment and the recession period. Born to a grocer in 1925, she served as the Prime Minister from 1979-1990. She has also worked as a Stateswoman, barrister and chemist.
George Washington was the first President of the United states of America. Also called the “Father of USA”, he held two terms of Presidency from 1789-1797 in an unanimous election process. During the American Revolutionary war, he served as the commander-in-chief of the continental army. He was a strong leader who laid the foundations of creation of a strong and well-financed government and nation making him one of the greatest leaders of the modern world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt or FDR as we know him was the 32nd President of the United States of America from 1933-1945. He led USA through the times of the world economic depression. His efforts redefined American Liberalism and he built the New Deal Coalition bringing together labor unions and people from all ethnicity in support of this party. He introduced various economic reforms known as the New Deal. He led USA through the times of the second world war providing support to China and the UK by remaining a neutral party initially and later dealing with the attack of pearl harbor and the Hiroshima attack.
Martin Luther King Jr is a well known name in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He carried forward the movement with nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He worked for the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality through non-violence. He laid the groundwork for the organization now known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Luther was assassinated in 1968 and was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold after his death. He certainly was one of the greatest leaders of the modern world
Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Britain for two terms. He led Britain to victory in his tenure during the second world war. Churchill was an officer in the British Army and a writer. He led the army on both administrative and diplomatic fronts. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953 for his many works published, the second world war. Churchill was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Also, he was voted as the Greatest Briton of all times in a 2002 poll by BBC
Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States of America from 1861 until his assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Before joining the active politics of America, he was a self taught lawyer in Illinois. His tenure as the President was overshadowed with the Civil War. He led USA through this difficult crisis strengthening the nation by abolishing slavery and modernizing the economy. To commemorate his contributions, he appears on postage stamps, penny and $5 bill of the US currency. He was a fine orator which made him one of the greatest leaders of the modern world.
Napoleon was the Emperor of France from 1804-1814 and then again in 1815. He is known for his role during the French revolution and the revolutionary wars. Considered as a great military commander, he expanded his kingdom over Europe through wars dominating the European and World affairs during hid reign. To his credit he has the Napoleonic code which was formed to set civil laws and rights, military organization where promotion would happen solely on the basis of merit, introduction of the metric system and educational reforms.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi as we know him was the face of Indian Independence from over two centuries of rule by the British and was one of the greatest leaders of the modern world. While studying law in South Africa, he noticed the deplorable conditions of the people and the ill treatment they received. He launched the Satyagrah or the non-violence movement as a way to protest against the British rule in India. Gandhi observed fasts and encouraged ahimsa or non -violent ways of protest. He was honored with the title if “Father of the nation”. He also fought for abolishing untouchability in India. Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse shortly after India’s independence.
He was the fore runner of a world wide movement against racism and apartheid. Known as the “ Father of the Nation” in South Africa he spent 27 years in jail fighting against anti-colonial politics and racism. He has won many honors and awards internationally for his work as a revolutionary including Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Lenin Peace Prize. His ideology was influenced by Indian independence leaders like Gandhi, African-American activists, and African nationalists like Nkrumah.
Che Guevara was a major face of the Cuban revolution and infect still stands as a global face of rebel and revolution making him one of the greatest leaders of the modern world. He was born in Argentina and was an author, Marxist revolutionary, guerrilla leader and a diplomat. After seeing the conditions of people in south America afflicted by poverty and disease, he worked towards amending the economical conditions of the people. He emphasized on prioritizing the interest of others over self