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Greatest 21st Century Political Leader Poll [Round 1]  

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  1. 1. Group 1: Pick No More than 10 Leaders that you believe are the greatest 21st century political leaders in the world.

    • Joe Biden, USA
    • Donald Trump, USA
    • Barack Obama, USA
    • George W Bush, USA
    • Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia
      0
    • Paul Kagame, Rwanda
    • Yoweri Museveni, Uganda
      0
    • Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
      0
    • Hosni Mubarak, Egypt
      0
    • Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt
      0
    • Omar al-Bashir, Sudan
      0
    • Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
      0
    • Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe
      0
    • Charles Taylor, Liberia
      0
    • Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria
    • Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria
      0
    • Fidel Castro, Cuba
    • Raul Castro, Cuba
    • Jean Chretien, Canada
    • Paul Martin, Canada
    • Stephen Harper, Canada
    • Justin Trudeau, Canada
    • Vicente Fox, Mexico
    • Felipe Calderon, Mexico
    • Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico
      0
    • Andreas Lopez Obrador, Mexico
    • Nestor Kirchner, Argentina
    • Cristina Kirchner, Argentina
      0
    • Evo Morales, Bolivia
    • Lula da Silva, Brazil
    • Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil
      0
    • Jose Mujica, Uruguay
    • Hugo Chavez, Venezuela
    • Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela
      0
    • Jiang Zemin, China
      0
    • Hu Jintao, China
      0
    • Xi Jinping, China
      0
    • Junichiro Koizumi, Japan
    • Shinzo Abe, Japan
    • Kim Jong Il, North Korea
      0
    • Kim Jong Un, North Korea
      0
    • Moon Jae-in, South Korea
    • Hun Sen, Cambodia
      0
    • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Philippines
      0
    • Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines
    • Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan
      0
    • Mnmohan Singh, India
      0
    • Narendra Modi, India
    • Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan
      0
    • None of the Above
      0
  2. 2. Group 2: Pick No More than 10 Leaders that you believe are the greatest 21st century political leaders in the world.

    • Ali Khamenei, Iran
      0
    • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran
      0
    • Hassan Rouhani, Iran
      0
    • Saddam Hussein, Iraq
      0
    • Jalal Talabani, Iraq
      0
    • Ariel Sharon, Israel
      0
    • Ehud Olmert, Israel
      0
    • Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
    • Abdullah II, Jordan
      0
    • Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
      0
    • Salman, Saudi Arabia
      0
    • Faud, Saudi Arabia
      0
    • Bashar al-Assad, Syria
      0
    • Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey
      0
    • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE
    • Tony Blair, UK
    • Gordon Brown, UK
    • David Cameron, UK
    • Theresa May, UK
      0
    • Boris Johnson, UK
    • Elizabeth II, UK
    • Wolfgang Schussel, Austria
    • Werner Faymann, Austria
      0
    • Sebastian Kurz, Austria
      0
    • Vaclav Havel, Czech R
    • Gerhard Schroder, Germany
    • Angela Merkel, Germany
    • Lech Kaczynski, Poland
    • Vladimir Putin, Russia
      0
    • Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine
    • Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine
      0
    • Sanna Marin, Finland
    • Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland
    • Erna Solberg, Norway
    • Stefan Lofven, Sweden
    • Silvio Berlusconi, Italy
      0
    • Pope John Paul II, Vatican
    • Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican
    • Pope Francis, Vatican
    • Mariano Rajoy, Spain
    • Juan Carlos I, Spain
      0
    • Jacques Chirac, France
    • Nicolas Sarkozy, France
    • Francois Hollande, France
    • Emmanuel Macron, France
    • John Howard, Australia
    • Kevin Rudd, Australia
    • Scott Morrison, Australia
    • Jacinda Adern, New Zealand
    • None of these

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  • Poll closed on 04/23/2021 at 09:57 PM

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*Note: I am only including the political leaders who make headlines in American media, since I am ignorant of leaders of countries otherwise. As such, many non-European, Eastern Hemisphere politicians are likely to be left off. If I leave off anyone that should be on here, let me know, and I'll add them for round 2. 

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I only selected three - the vast majority I either felt had some problem or another. 

Another note - I only selected Biden as I feel he has a chance at doing so, especially with COVID. That could change, but I think he's on a good trajectory to do so. Merkel and Ardern are the only other two I would select very confidently.

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I will say, Jacinda is an honorable mention from me. I respect a good administration even if I don't agree with their political beliefs. She's done a lot of good for New Zealand. Also meant to vote for John Paul II. Only picked like 4-5 because I dont really know a lot of these people enough. 

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Just now, Patine said:

I don't know about Biden. His Senate voting (and bill authoring and co-authoring and committee work) show a very different man than is being promoted at the moment. I'm not convinced or trusting of, "potential," to be honest. I'm highly dubious, wary, and cagey of him.

That's your opinion. From what I've seen over the past three-four months, I'm a bit more optimistic than you are. 

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16 minutes ago, Patine said:

Before I fill this out, I must note - Elizabeth II is NOT a "political leader," - she'd even say so herself. Also, the two Popes would likely not commit to the "political leader," label either and demure, despite their social, cultural, and even economic and indirect political influence, and being theocratic despots of the smallest (but, by a snide calculation of controlling the total wealth of the Roman Catholic Church, COULD be viewed as the wealthiest, from that point-of-view) nation-state in the world.

I understand that. I put them up there mainly to see if anyone picks them. 

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Just now, Patine said:

 

And I notice Juan Carlos I is also up there. He's no politician, either. But, hey, where are Beatrix and Akihito is constitutional monarchs are now magically, "politicians." Anyways, I'll drop this topic after expressing my stern viewpoint of the issue.

@vcczarAnd, I just filled out the poll. With no monarchs or theocrats. 😛

As stated in my original post, I'm only putting those whose names come up often in American media. Your main point of criticism is that I'm not including everyone, which of course is impractical as I only have so much time to create a poll. 

I think what would be a more useful, constructive way of criticism is if you lead by example. Rather than complaining, create your own poll that abides by your rules of what passes without criticism. Your primary way of responding to things is to find fault and then offer no practical solution. The failure to find a solution (constructive criticism) is more egregious than the complaint (pure criticism). It's things like this that lead your getting banned or blocked. You're basically a ball of the most concentrated negative energy that I've ever seen on the internet, so much so that my dislike of US imperialism seems far less nefarious at times. You have one positive comment per 500 negative comments. It gets very, very tiring. It's pathological. 

I enjoy criticism, if it is constructive. Otherwise, it's just insulting and undiplomatic and trollish.

 

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30 minutes ago, Patine said:

Before I fill this out, I must note - Elizabeth II is NOT a "political leader," - she'd even say so herself. Also, the two Popes would likely not commit to the "political leader," label either and demure, despite their social, cultural, and even economic and indirect political influence, and being theocratic despots of the smallest (but, by a snide calculation of controlling the total wealth of the Roman Catholic Church, COULD be viewed as the wealthiest, from that point-of-view) nation-state in the world.

As an atheist who mostly tends to identify as democratic socialist ideology-wise i picked both the Queen and the Pope as my top 10 because their influence on political issues is significant at least as a symbol.Queen is very important as a symbol of unity in UK and Commonwealth,and i can respect that even though i heavily dislike monarchy,Pope Francis is the most progressive Pope ever and i have enormous respect for him especially for his statements on climate change,and thats coming rom an atheist who dislikes organized religion

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