WHO AM I? Historical Figures
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I was dictator of Nazi Germany, leader of the Third Reich, who carried out the policy of genocide to create a pure Aryan race.
I was the last Shah of Iran, tried to modernize and westernize Iran, but was overthrown by the religious fundamentalist revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.
Shah Mohammed Palavi
I led the Iranian Revolution, overthrew the Shah, and created a strict religious Muslim state that rejects Western ideas and modernization.
I am believed to be the reincarnated Buddha, once leader of Tibet that has been exiled from my country since the Chinese Communists invaded. My given name is Tenzin Gyatso.
The Dalai Lama
I was the daugther of Henry VIII and Anne Boelyn, known as the "Virgin Queen" during the Golden Age of England, a Protestant,
I was Czar of Russia during 18th century that wanted to modernize Russia, but to do so - needed to enforce policy changes with dress and education laws, opening the military to lower classes & charging fines for violations upsetting nobles.
Peter the Great
I am the man credited for ending the policy of Apartheid (segregation of blacks and whites). I was the first President of the Free State of South Africa.
I wrote "The Prince" as a guide to leaders during the 15th century recommending strict rule "it is better to be feared than loved"
I was an artist in Mexico, supported communist and the revolution, depicting the hard life of the working class in my artwork. Married to Deigo Rivera.
I was a Mexican Revolutionary artist known for my mural paintings that encouraged revolution of the peasants in Mexico.
I was Prime Minister of Japan during WWII, responsible for the bombing of Pearl Harbor - on the side of Germany and fought WWII against the US in the Pacific
I was a Muslim official (and eunuch) in the Ming Chinese court of Emperor Yongle at the beginning of the 1400s. I voyaged in junk ships (5x the size of European ships) to faraway placed BEFORE Columbus bringing back tribute from the people I met.
I was a Catholic Spanish Knight that founded the Society of Jesus during the Catholic Reformation (early 1500s) spreading Jesuit Christianity to East Asia (Japan).
Ignatius of Loyola
I was the first Prime Minister of India (1950s) that worked with Gandhi to gain Indian independence from Britain.
I was known as a "Renaissance Man" because of my many talents as an engineer, painter, mathematician, and inventor. My artistic works include the Last Supper & the Mona Lisa
I was Muslim Leader of Egypt who worked with Jimmy Carter (USA) and Menachem Begin (Israel) to create a Peace Treaty in 1979, but was later assassinated by one o of my own people.
I was the first non-Chinese ruler of China (1200s) who came to power after my Mongolian grandfather conquered the largest land empire ever. I ruled during the Yuan dynasty.
I was the Mughal (Muslim rule in India) leader that reversed tolerance policies in India, creating division between the Muslims and Hindus - causing conflict. Before me, Akbar the Great had promoted religious tolerance.
I was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire through the Golden Age (1500s) expanding the empire to the Balkans, and was known for promoting culture and fine arts.
Sulieyman the Magnificant
I was Nazi commander of the Plaschow labor camp during WWII, carrying out Hitler's orders to exterminate the Jews.
I was a "righteous person" during WWII, saving thousands of Jews in Poland because I did 'the right thing' not the popular thing.
I was leader of Britain at the end of WWII when Stalin would become the new enemy of the free world. I am famous for saying "an iron curtain has descended upon Eastern Europe". I worked closely with Franklin D. Roosevelt of the USA.
I was Empress of Russia in the late 1700s continuing Peter's policies of westernization and education - but I never gave rights to peasants and maintained autocratic rule.
Catherine the Great
I was Fascist totalitarian dictator of Italy during WWII, promoted socialism and fought alongside Hitler.
I was a military nationalist that came to power during the Spanish Civil War, known for stabilizing the economy and being the longest ruling dictator in European history.
I was the Soviet Communist leader after Stalin (1950s) who placed missiles in Cuba directed at the USA, an action that caused tension during the Cold War.
I was a Muslim Indian nationalist, politician, leader of the All -India Muslim League (1940s) who promoted the establishment of Pakistan as an Islamic state.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
I was revolutionary leader who worked with Che Gueverra to successfully make Cuba a Communist state.
I was the last emperor of China (Qing Dynasty) known as a 'puppet' emperor after the nationalist revolution of 1911 and later when the Japanese invaded Manchuria .
I was (the last) Czar of Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917, later executed by the Communists.
Nicholas (Romanov) II
I was a leader of a successful rebellion against French intervention in Mexico, becoming President of Mexico until 1911.
I was a Chinese reformist and leader who came to power after Mao's strict communist leadership and cultural revolution in China. I opened trade, increased global relationships and helped build China back into a world power.
Deng Sho Ping
I was part of the Young Turks, a nationalist group that worked to unite Turkey after defeat in WWI, shamed by the label "sick man of Europe", I wanted to make Turkey a republic so I promoted westernization.
Mustafa Kamal Ataturk
I am known for my abusive policies in Russia, a Muscovy Prince.
Ivan IV the Terrible
I am known as the founder of Zionism, the nationalist movement for establishing a Jewish state in Israel.
I was leader of the Chinese Nationalist party that put an an to the Qing dynasty, first Republic of China (1911), but never was able control individual members to maintain power so he combined efforts with the Communists.
Sun Yat Sen
I was leader during feudal Japan, when Japan was active with the silver trade, and before the Meiji westernization period.
I was leader of the Chinese Communist Revolution (1949), responsible for the the Long March, Cultural Revolution, and Great Leap Forward - which resulted in famine and death for many Chinese.
Mao Tse Tung
I was the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary who inspired Castro and others .
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