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Who were your favorite historical figures, and who were they?

 

To make it better try to follow this type of format

 

Name(s):

Position/Job(s):

What did they do:

Why do you like them:

What country are they from or what country did they serve:

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Name(s): Adolf Hitler

Position/Job(s): Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany 

What did they do: Pulled Germany out of one of the biggest economic depressions 

Spoiler

and ordered mass genocide ;)

Why do you like them: Pulled Germany out of major economic depression, and its sorta inspiring in a weird way. One Austrian painter who turned to begging became one of the most powerful men in the world in the span of 30 years.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Germany, duh

 

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Name(s): Mícheal Ó Coileáin/Michael Collins , fondly known as "The Big Fellow"


Position/Job(s): 
-Chairman of the Provisional Government  (created the job to begin legitimate legal political dealings as the Head of the

newly liberated Irish Free State (aka, an early Taoiseach) )
-Minister for Finance (1919-1922)
-Minister for Home Affairs (Jan 1919-April 1919)
-Teachta Dála (basically an elected representative) for Armagh, Cork Mid, North and both South Constituiencies.
-Commander in Chief of the Military 


What did they do: The driving force behind Ireland as a nation in the 20th century.

Laid out the foundations for what would allow Ireland's economy and industry to surge and prosper,

and lead an army which set the gold standard for guerrilla warfare worldwide. Lead the War of Independence against Britain,

and lead the Pro-Treaty Forces during the Irish Civil War.

Why do you like them: Educated, a good man, has deep roots in Ireland. Didn't lead or fight out of opportunism or bitterness

but rather objectivity and patriotism.

Probably one of the most influential men of the British Isles in the 20th century, encompassing the absolute best of a soldier and a politican.
He was respected not only by those who served under or alongside him, but by his enemies.

Even Winston Churchill himself expressed a massive amount of respect toward the determination with which Collins fought for his cause.

He's an excellent example of a tragic hero, as he died at a relatively young age during the Irish Civil war at the hands of men who fought to undo the famous

"freedom to achieve freedom" earned in the Anglo-Irish Treaty by Collins.
 

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Ireland. From a family with ties to the 1798 Rebellion under Wolfe Tone.

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Name(s): Erich Von Manstein

Position/Job(s):

Generalfeldmarschall of Wehrmacht

Master Strategist

What did they do: Planned the invasion of France, which is why it fell in just six weeks. He was one of the best strategist, some even argue better than Erwin Rommel. After the invasion of France, Manstein devised an operation, known as the Sichelschnitt (meaning "sickle cut") that would effectively cut off the French and allied forces in Belgium and Flanders. Later in 1943, Manstein launched a counteroffensive in the Third Battle of Kharkov, where a good amount of territory was regained, and it resulted in three Soviet armies being destroyed and three other Soviet armies retreating.

Why do you like them: He was a strategic mastermind, and he never ordered genocide and was never convicted for War Crimes other than some civilian casualties in battles. He never agreed with Hitler strategically, which lead to his discharge. He later wrote a book called Lost Victories which criticizes Hitler. Although I don't agree with him just sitting by while his country committing mass genocide, I like to think he tried his best as he had many arguments with Hitler and it led to his discharge. 

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Name(s): Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Position/Job(s): A general of the Ottoman Empire; founder, first president and Marshal of the Republic of Turkey

What did they do: Won the Independence War of Turkey after WW1 and founded a new secular republic.

Why do you like them: Countless reasons, can't say all of them right now. He basically saved the Turkish nation from a disaster.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Ottoman Empire, Turkey

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Name(s): Gustav II Adolf

Position/Job(s): King of Sweden

What did they do: He fucked up the catholics in the Holy Roman Empire

Why do you like them: He helped make sweden into a mighty nation that was not to be fucked with and was innovative when it came to military matters

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Sweden

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Name(s): John Redmond

Position/Job(s): Political Party Leader in Ireland

What did they do: One of the main factors of Irish indepdence

Why do you like them: Hes my ancestor lol.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Ireland/UK

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Name(s): Timur, Tamerlane, Timur The Lame

Position/Job(s): Ruler of the Timurid empire

What did they do: Killed a fuckton of people

Why do you like them: Like them is a strong word, i find it somewhat interesting how a man can be so brutal and cunning, he killed anyone who opposed him and bitch slapped any other nation that dared stand in his way, he even wanted to invade china. True alpha leader.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Chagatai Khagnate, Timurid Empire

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Name(s):  Joseph Goebbels

 

Position/Job(s): Head of Propaganda 

 

What did they do: Used the minds of humans to get points across / fake news across the country.

 

Why do you like them: Goebbels was a really smart guy who could trick any Germans mind into thinking that Nazi Germany was the right place to live in, he did this by spreading the fake news around Germany and making really positive posters which would get the eyes of the German people, he also knew what most of the German people wanted and how they wanted it to be done. (Very Smart Man)

 

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Served in Germany. was Born in Germany

 

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44 minutes ago, Politik Komissar KobaTimur said:

DR stein wtf why did you stole my leader of heart ? :PepeHappy:
Btw you forget he was one of the very very few people to fucked India (I think only alexander da great(?notsure) and Genghis Khan managed to do it, and when In campaign, he used to deport artists and intelligent ppl to his capital, Samarkand, for them to create in what is now one of the most beautiful cities. Fun fact too : He got approx 9 regiments, and he decreted a intern game at the end of big brawls = Which regiment will do the higher, bigger mountain of skulls. This is fo real, humor in the 14th century... 

Legendary Turkic leader Mahmud of Gazni also fucked India. He made 17 fucking campaigns into India lol. Also Timur is one of my favourites too, he might be the most alpha male in the history. Just have a look at his scary as fuck face:

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On 2018-01-24 at 2:58 AM, ✪ SCANDYPANDY ✪ said:

Name(s): Mícheal Ó Coileáin/Michael Collins , fondly known as "The Big Fellow"


Position/Job(s): 
-Chairman of the Provisional Government  (created the job to begin legitimate legal political dealings as the Head of the newly liberated Irish Free State (aka, an early Taoiseach) )
-Minister for Finance (1919-1922)
-Minister for Home Affairs (Jan 1919-April 1919)
-Teachta Dála (basically an elected representative) for Armagh, Cork Mid, North and both South Constituiencies.
-Commander in Chief of the Military 


What did they do: The driving force behind Ireland as a nation in the 20th century. Laid out the foundations for what would allow Ireland's economy and industry to surge and prosper, and lead an army which set the gold standard for guerrilla warfare worldwide. Lead the War of Independence against Britain, and lead the Pro-Treaty Forces during the Irish Civil War.

Why do you like them: Educated, a good man, has deep roots in Ireland. Didn't lead or fight out of opportunism or bitterness but rather objectivity and patriotism. Probably one of the most influential men of the British Isles in the 20th century, encompassing the absolute best of a soldier and a politican.
He was respected not only by those who served under or alongside him, but by his enemies. Even Winston Churchill himself expressed a massive amount of respect toward the determination with which Collins fought for his cause. He's an excellent example of a tragic hero, as he died at a relatively young age during the Irish Civil war at the hands of men who fought to undo the famous "freedom to achieve freedom" earned in the Anglo-Irish Treaty by Collins.
 

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Ireland. From a family with ties to the 1798 Rebellion under Wolfe Tone.

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I love that film, and the soundtrack is outstanding too. I have mixed feelings with the cause of the heroe because of Spanish condition aka Catalonia's Independentism.

 

 

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William Sidney Smith:

 

>fought in american civil war in royal navy age 12

>became lieutenant at the age of 16 even though minimum age is 19

>captain of his own ship age 17

>got bored of peace

>moved to sweden

>joined swedish royal navy

>fucked up the russians

>russians lost 1000s of men and 64 ships

>swedish lost 4 ships and less than 100 casulties

>knighted in sweden

>gets bored of peace

>moves to constantinople

>napoleonic wars breaks out

>fucking makes his own crew because brits don't want him in their navy and fights Napoleon anyway

>brits capture a port but dont have enough men to hold it

>entire army evacuates except him, he is left with burning the french fleet with a few spainiards

>burns over half the fleet, most successful naval action to date

>brits let him have his own ship again

>lands a ship in normandy

>holds it for 7 years against the french

>captured in french prison

>chad sidney smith escapes with 1 other guy in the most secure prison in france

>napoleon genocides turks in jaffa and tyre

>marching to acre when smith lands there

>smith uses his fleet to fucking bomb napoleons army to shit

>holds off 13,000 french army with a rag tag group of turks and sailors

>napoleon orders french army to stay and die so that he can get away, honourable smith lets the french get passage back to france

>captured cairo

>captured alexandria

>became MP

>banged a princess

>1803 war with france

>uses sea mines and torpedos for the first time ever

>gets given 5000 Caribbean milita troops

>fucks off massive french army at battle of maidia

>war ends

>fights pirates in north africa for 10 years and tries to end slavery

>dicking around in brussels in 1815

>hears gunfire
>rides to some field

>fucking battle of waterloo

>forces Ameins and Arras to surrender

>gets knighted by brits

>napoleon describes him as his greatest enemy

>overshadowed by some guy who died and some guy with a big nose

 

 

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7 hours ago, Pew Pew You're Dead said:

William Sidney Smith:

 

>fought in american civil war in royal navy age 12

>became lieutenant at the age of 16 even though minimum age is 19

>captain of his own ship age 17

>got bored of peace

>moved to sweden

>joined swedish royal navy

>fucked up the russians

>russians lost 1000s of men and 64 ships

>swedish lost 4 ships and less than 100 casulties

>knighted in sweden

>gets bored of peace

>moves to constantinople

>napoleonic wars breaks out

>fucking makes his own crew because brits don't want him in their navy and fights Napoleon anyway

>brits capture a port but dont have enough men to hold it

>entire army evacuates except him, he is left with burning the french fleet with a few spainiards

>burns over half the fleet, most successful naval action to date

>brits let him have his own ship again

>lands a ship in normandy

>holds it for 7 years against the french

>captured in french prison

>chad sidney smith escapes with 1 other guy in the most secure prison in france

>napoleon genocides turks in jaffa and tyre

>marching to acre when smith lands there

>smith uses his fleet to fucking bomb napoleons army to shit

>holds off 13,000 french army with a rag tag group of turks and sailors

>napoleon orders french army to stay and die so that he can get away, honourable smith lets the french get passage back to france

>captured cairo

>captured alexandria

>became MP

>banged a princess

>1803 war with france

>uses sea mines and torpedos for the first time ever

>gets given 5000 Caribbean milita troops

>fucks off massive french army at battle of maidia

>war ends

>fights pirates in north africa for 10 years and tries to end slavery

>dicking around in brussels in 1815

>hears gunfire
>rides to some field

>fucking battle of waterloo

>forces Ameins and Arras to surrender

>gets knighted by brits

>napoleon describes him as his greatest enemy

>overshadowed by some guy who died and some guy with a big nose

 

 

 

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Name(s):Adolf Hitler

Position/Job(s):Führer der deutschen Nation

What did they do: Invade half of europe, killed some jew jew you're dead

Why do you like them: he had a nice mustache 

What country are they from or what country did they serve:Austria , served Germany in ww1 and ww2

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Name(s): Josip Broz Tito

Position/Job(s): President of SFR Yugoslavia

What did they do/Why do you like them: United 7 nations,6 nationalities,3 religions who all hate each other under one nation. Successfully juggled between the west and the east in the cold war. Led the unaligned movement. Told Stalin to 'stop sending assassins against him or he'll send one of his own and he won't have to send a second'. Overall a massive fucking badass.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: SFR Yugoslavia

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Name(s): David IV of Georgia (David the Builder)

Position/Job(s): King of Georgia

What did they do/Why do you like them: Removed kebab while being outnumbered greatly in the Battle of Didgori.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Georgia

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Name(s):Otto von Bismarck

Position/Job(s): The First Chancellor of the German Empire

What did they do: Played the most important role in Germany becoming the German Empire. He also kicked some French and Austrian ass.

Why do you like them:Because he was pretty cool, let's all face it he is pretty damn cool. He also wore a pickelhaube

What country are they from or what country did they serve: He was born in Province of Saxony in Kingdom of Prussia.  He served German Confederation and German Empire.

 

 

btw he might not be my favorite, I like Genghis Khan a lot too for example but he is one of my favorites for sure.

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Name(s): Malcolm XD

Position/Job(s): A Black Islamic Extremist (How much worse can it get?)

What did they do: Gave an excuse for blacks to act like they are in a zoo and destroy society.

Why do you like them: I don't.

What country are they from or what country did they serve: America

 

 

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Name: Frederick Barbarossa
Position: Holy Roman Emperor, Emperor of the Roman-German Empire, King of Germany, King of Italy, Duke of Burgundy

What did they do: Defeated the italian states several times, went on crusadem popular as hell with his people
Why do you like them: Good emperor, did good things for the laws in the HRE and set the foundations for several institutions and laws
What country are they from: Holy Roman Empire, Germany to be exact

BEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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Name(s): Jesus, Jesus son of Joseph, Jesus H. Christ, The Messiah

Position/Job(s): Son of the Father within the Holy Trinity, Carpenter 

What did they do: Took the fall for our sins n shit

Why do you like them: Pretty nice guy, in us all I'm pretty sure, into friendship :)

What country are they from or what country did they serve: Nazareth, Judea, Rome iirc

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