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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Vajpayee. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Venezuela. Hugo Rafael Chavez
Argentina. Fernando de la Rua Bruno
Romania. From 1965 to 1989, Romania was ruled by Nicolae Ceausescu. In December 1989, anti-government violence broke out and Ceausescu was captured, tried and executed. The National Salvation Front won a national election in 1990 and Ion Iliescu became President.
Egypt. Nasser became president in 1954 and died in 1970. Sadat succeeded him and was assassinated in 1981. Hosni Mubarak became president upon Sadat's death.
Nicaragua. Somoza became President in 1937. Ortega was elected President in 1984, and Chamorro in 1990.
Indonesia. Sukarno proclaimed an independent Indonesian republic in 1945. A failed Communist coup in 1965 led to an anti-Communist takeover by the military under Suharto, who was elected President in 1968.
|Victor Paz Estenssoro was the President of what country from 1952-1956, 1960-1964, and 1985-1989?||Historical World Leaders
Vietnam. Many of his personal qualities (such as integrity and determination) brought him admiration in Vietnam as well as around the world. However, there is wide disagreement about his character and accomplishments. To some, he was (and still is) a patriotic figure who used the Communist doctrine and strategy as a means of freeing his people, but whose basic instincts were democratic and humanitarian. To others, he was a scheming revolutionary who pretended to be well meaning and concerned about the welfare of people in order to manipulate enemies and rivals and set the stage for the creation of a totalitarian regime. There is still wide controversy over him in Vietnam today.
Napoleon Bonaparte. Emperor of the French, he was born in Corsica and the rest, as they say, truly is history!
Margaret Thatcher. The longest serving Prime Minister for over a decade and a half, Baroness Thatcher was 'The Iron Lady' and she led her country from 1979 to 1990.
Paul Keating. Born in Paddington, an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Paul Keating was the second longest serving Federal Treasurer in Australian Political history (eight years). Many were fond of referring to him as 'The Feral Treasure'!
|Which British Prime Minister said, "There are two problems in my life, the political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible"?||Political Quotes - World 'Leaders'
Sir Alec Douglas-Home. The first Peer to serve as Prime Minister, from 1963 to 1964, in the twentieth century, Sir Douglas-Home returned to the House of Lords in 1974. He died in 1995, aged 93.
|Which European leader said, "A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation and a politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service"?||Political Quotes - World 'Leaders'
Georges Pompidou. Pompidou was the second President of the Fifth French Republic, from 1969 until his death, in Paris, in 1974. He was instumental in negotiating the UK's entry into the European Union.
Benjamin Disraeli. With little formal education, Disraeli quit legal studies to follow other pursuits which included publishing. Disraeli was Prime Minister of England in 1868 and then again from 1874 to 1880.
General Pinochet. Chilean President General Augusto Pinochet, in power from 1973 to 1989 was guilty of torture, murder and terrorism; General Humberto Branco was Brazilian President from 1964 to 1967; Jorge Batlle, President of Uruguay from 1999; and Alfredo Stoessner was President of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989.
Ben Chifley. Born in 1885 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Joseph Benjamin 'Ben' Chifley was Australian Prime Minister from 1945 to 1949. He died in 1951 leaving behind his wife Elizabeth, they had no children.
|Which British Prime Minister described the role of the Foreign Secretary as being, "Forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion"?||Political Quotes - World 'Leaders'
Harold Macmillan. Born in 1894, Macmillan served in World War I. In 1951 he was a member of the Conservative government under Sir Anthony Eden as Minister for Housing. He was British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 and he died in 1986 at the age of 92 years.
Abraham Lincoln. The sixteenth President of the United States was born in Kentucky in 1809 and was undoubtedly one of the 'best' the States has seen in its history - you've only got to look at the Gettysburg Address to see why!
|Russia was the first allied nation to declare war on the Ottoman Empire on 2nd November 1914. Who was the Sultan at the time?||World Leaders in 1914
Mehmed V. Also known as Mahommed V or Prince Memed Reshad Effendi, he was born in 1844 and succeeded his brother in 1909 when Abdul Hamid II was forced into exile. Enver Pasha as Minister of War was more responsible for taking the Ottoman Empire to war than the Sultan. The two German warships the "Breslau" and "Goeben" were allowed to fly the Turkish flag while bombarding Russian Black Sea ports on 29th October 1914. Britain and France declared war on Turkey on 5th November. Suleiman I was Sultan between 1520 and 1566 and Osman III between 1754 and 1757.