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Rare And Weird Facts About World War II Leaders

Updated: Jun 30

World War II is considered the greatest war in the world. It caused the death of many people. In this content, we have information about the leaders of the second world war. Good reading.


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler's nephew, William Patrick Stuart-Houston, was serving in the United States Army as a Pharmacist's mate. But before that, he tried to take advantage of the position of his uncle, and Hitler gave him a job as a salesman at Opel. William was not satisfied with this job and wanted more. Hitler, on the other hand, told William that if he renounced his British citizenship, he would give him a better job.


Hitler was the mastermind of Nazi anti-Semitism against Jews and other minorities, but he did not visit any concentration camps. Many probably know, he joined the Nazi Party as an agent, but he liked ideas and became their leader with his political talent. On February 25, 1932, when Adolf was 43 years old, he received German Citizenship.


Although he was taken to his hometown by the Austrian Army to do his military service while in Munich, he was not found suitable for military service. Due to a lack of money in his youth, he stayed in a homeless shelter. Hitler painted postcards of landscapes and made money by selling them to tourists. Hitler was named "Man of the Year" in 1938, made the cover of Time magazine, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.


Benito Mussolini

He was Adolf Hitler's only ally and role model. He was a socialist and anti-war supporter. But it seems that this was not fruitful and created fascist ideology and he was pro-war. Besides being a dictator and political writer, his job was as a primary school teacher. He emigrated to Switzerland to escape military service. At the time of meeting with Vladimir Lenin in Switzerland, Benito Mussolini's fascism did not have anti-Jewish policies, and these policies came with Adolf Hitler.


The leader, whose full name is Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, is named after Benito Juarez, the left-wing president of Mexico, while Andrea and Amilcare are descended from Italian socialists Andrea Costa and Amilcare Cipriani. Mussolini, who was fed by philosophers such as Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Kant, the founders of Communism, Engels and Marx, and many European intellectuals, adopted socialism in his youth. He used nationalism as a powerful element with his discourses such as "Our Sea" (Mare Nostrum), the phrase of the ancient Romans in the Mediterranean, and the re-establishment of the Roman Empire.


Joseph Stalin

Our Third Dictator and Adolf Hitler's villain. His real name is Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili. Stal means steel in English, he is Stalin (Man of Steel). The most surprising thing about him is that he was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Joseph Stalin's firstborn child died in a Nazi concentration camp. Germany offered to trade Stalin's son, give the German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus for his son, but Stalin rejects with a famous quote and says in some sources, "Imagine how many sons remained in the camps! Who would replace them with Paulus?"


After the revolution he was nothing and no one thought that Stalin would be the next leader.

He was an artist like Adolf Hitler, he wrote poems. In early childhood, he studied at the Orthodox Spiritual School.


Winston Churchill

If we are talking about the Second World War, we should also mention Churchill. He was an artist and made more than 500 paintings. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. He became a prisoner of war in South Africa and escaped in 1889.


The famous English Bulldog was half American. He was born in New York. He successfully ruled the United Kingdom in wartime, but after the war in 1945 Winston Churchill lost the election. He couldn't pronounce the "s" and "z" sounds.

He introduced new words to the English language with the use of words, which are very ordinary today, by Churchill for the first time. Also, the love they had with Clementine; left a deep mark on history with sixty years, five children, and countless love letters.


Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was privately elected four times in 1936. 46 states voted for him, but except Maine and Vermont. He is America's longest-serving president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed the first woman to serve as Secretary of Labor in the U.S. Cabinet. He was nearly assassinated by Giuseppe Zangara at the Miami rally, but none of them hit the mark. FDR was the first president of the United States to travel abroad during the war.


According to a study conducted in 1999; He has been cited as one of the greatest presidents of all time, along with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In addition; Franklin D. Roosevelt was also the nation's only disabled president. Due to his polio, he was confined to a wheelchair. He comes from the same family as Theodore Roosevelt, who is known as the youngest president of the USA. He married Theodore Roosevelt's niece Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. And the couple had 5 children over the years.


Emperor Showa (Hirohito)

In 1921 Hirohito visited France, Italy, Great Britain. These visits made him the first crown prince of Japan to travel abroad. Many of his advisers were military leaders, which led to more radical solutions in politics. He was not prosecuted after Japan's unconditional surrender to the United States.


The post-war Japanese emperor denounced divinity. In some sources, Hirohito was just a figure in the war, but according to other sources, he acted actively in the war. Even after the two atomic bombs of the USA, half of his cabinet wanted to stay in the Second World War, but Hirohito surrendered.



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