Top 10 Rulers in History

Top 10 Rulers in History

Top 10 Rulers in History 10. Hitler Yes, that’s right. The creator of the Nazi
party, the man responsible for mass genocide during World War II, was indeed a great ruler.
Germany was in bad times when Hitler rose to power, and Hitler was the charamistic leader
that the Germans could look up to. This one man blamed all of Germany’s problems on
a scapegoat: the Jews living in Germany at the time, and somehow managed to convince
the entire country of Germany that it really was the Jews’ fault for all of Germany’s
problems. Even if it was a terrible thing to do, it was no mean feat and required the
skills and prowess of a great leader. 9. Odysseus In Greek mythology, Odysseus was the Greek
king of Ithaca with achievements so great he was immortalized in Homer’s epic The
Odyssey. Odysseus’s renowned intelligence and cunning supplements his strong combative
skills. Odysseus managed to trick the Trojans during the Trojan War by building a wooden
horse and hiding his soldiers in it. The Trojans took the horse into their city and into their
walls, and just like that, the Greeks got past the impenetrable walls of Troy. Odysseus
also managed to take back his kingdom of Ithaca after it was overrun with selfish tyrants
and single-handedly saved his kingdom. 8. Caesar Caesar, also known as Augustus, became the
first emperor of the Roman Empire and ruled from 27 BC until his assassination in 14 AD.
His rule established an era of unfamiliar peace and quiet, known as the Pax Romana,
a feat that had never before been accomplished. Caesar managed to acquire total power but
he didn’t have to use any false promises and lies like rulers before him. 7. Alexander the Great Known for his brutal and legendary military
tactics, Alexander was probably one of the best if not the best military commanders of
all time. He was definitely one of the most successful, however, conquering much of the
world at the time and sometimes making entire cities surrender to him without killing a
single person. 6. Joseph II Joseph II was the Holy Roman Emperor from
1765 to 1790. He was the first ruler of Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine. Joseph
is probably history’s most unselfish ruler. If anyone doesn’t apply to the phrase “absolute
power corrupts absolutely,” it is him. He truly wanted what was best for his people
and even abolished slavery and serfdom. 5. Genghis Khan Genghis Khan was perhaps the most brutal leader
the world has ever seen, but he was one of the most successful. He founded the Mongol
Empire, one of the most powerful forces in the world at that time. Genghis Khan’s brilliant
military strategies and tactics puts him on this list. He conquered most of the world
during his prime and united many nomadic tribes in Asia. 4. Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was the Queen of England and Ireland
from 1558 until the day she died. She has had many nicknames, the most famous of which
being the Virgin Queen, because of the fact that she never depended on a King, but ruled
quite well herself. Queen Elizabeth I set the model for a female ruler at that time
and is probably one of the most successful female rulers in history. Before her reign,
most females weren’t thought to be fit of such power and they were secondary to Kings
or other male heirs. Elizabeth managed to prove that her gender could match and even
do better than the rule of men. 3. Charlemagne Charlemagne was the King of the Franks from
768 to his death. He has had a long record of accomplishments that prove his worth to
be on this list. He expanded and united the Frankish kingdoms into the single, powerful
Frankish Empire. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, the period
in which art and other cultural artifacts revived and peaked through the Catholic Church. 2. Napoleon Napoleon I of France, later known as Emperor
Napoleon, was a prominent military and political leader of France and he heavily influenced
European politics in the early 19th century. He basically dominated continental Europe
through superior military tactics and intelligence. He continued to prosper until the French invasion
of Russia in 1812, and his success steadily declined. But his establishment of the Napoleon
code laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. 1. Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of
the United States and led the country through its greatest internal struggle, the Civil
War. He successfully preserved the union; if not for Abraham Lincoln, the United States
would probably be divided into two countries right now. He also signed the Emancipation
Proclamation, abolishing slavery in America. Abraham Lincoln is widely considered one of
the greatest US presidents, if not one of the greatest leaders in history.

13 thoughts on “Top 10 Rulers in History

  1. Why does everyone feel obligated to just say hitler blamed everything on the Jews the end? I want to know the whole story and everyone refuses to teach it nowadays

  2. A list that counts Hitler and Genghis Khan as among the "top rulers" in history should be dismissed immediately.

  3. Lincoln was a racist dictator and one the worst presidents in U.S. history.

    Before you start assuming I find the Confederacy despicable too. Sometimes there is no good guy.

  4. You have confused Julius Caesar with Octavius Augustus and also Augustus was never murdered. It's shocking how much wrong information this video contains.

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