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BC: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/speeches/speeches-about-winston-churchill/the-study-of-history-and-the-practice-of-politics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/winston_churchill.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohito ttp://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWhirohito.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/joseph_stalin.htm http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joseph_stalin.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/benito_mussolini.html http://www.curtin.edu.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/franklin_d_roosevelt.html Big Ideas-History level 6 World War Two Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/hirohito_emperor.shtml

FC: World War 2 | "As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable."

1: Tales of history. By: Erin Gubatanga

2: "A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. " | Winston Churchill

3: Winston Churchill was a representative for the British. He was born on the 30th of November 1874 and died on the 24th of January 1965. He was a politician, statesman and served as a prime minister twice (1940-1945) (1951-1955). He was an orator, an officer in the British army, historian, writer and artist. He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

4: . The mere sight of him, with the characteristic Cuban cigar in his mouth and two fingers raised in the “V for victory” sign, encouraged the population.

5: Britain had initially promised Poland that if they were invaded, Britain would come to their aid. Because of this promise, Britain had declared war on Germany. This is how it all began. Churchill's greatest contribution was continuing the war against Germany when the outcome of Britain did not look very promising. Because Churchill was Prime Minister of England during World War Two, he was a main asset and was in charge of making and finalising decisions. Churchill and the U.S President, Franklin D Roosevelt, were extremely close and their relationship was crucial. They had many joint appearances and agreements which gave many hope. they were striving for a successful peace following by victory. Many historians had negative views about Churchill but all in all, many thought that he was a great man despite the little bad factors of his career. Churchill was a man in which people were encouraged by and inspired by. I think that his leadership was a great asset to the war and therefore he was an exceptional man.

6: The Story Of Emperor Hirhito

7: “We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable.”

8: Emperor Hirohito was the Emperor of Japan. He was in power from 25 December 1926 – 7 January 1989 (62 years, & 13 days). Emperor Hirohito was considered a "god" by his people. His people were so devoted, that no matter where they were, they were willing to commit suicide just to have honor and die for him. In actual fact, he was not very powerful, he was just a figure head. It was only till the end that he became important. Although many Japanese soldiers wanted to surrender, an inner circle of military still continued to their deaths for the honor of their ancestors. This small group wanted to overthrow him before he could give his surrender speech. Eventually the emperor did announce his intent of surrender to the Japanese. this was the first time that the Japanese had ever heard his voice. If his speech was never publicised and put on the radio, the war would of continued. His surrender ended the war. .

9: Many historians and leaders had believed that it was Emperor Hirohito's fault for being week and surrendering. There is a dispute going around by the historians because some people think he had no power at all of the Japanese army, and others think he founds ways to still control the army and was a big mastermind. I personally believe that he was brave to finally surrender, he looked past all the negative and ultimately did the right thing.

10: Joseph Stalin

11: Joseph Stalin was leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He was an amazing dictator during the beginning of WW2. He was know to be the best dictator Russia ever had. He got rather mad at the Nazis because they had attacked Russia despite their pact that they had arranged. Stalin led Russia through WW2 and it was the Russian Army that had the final victory over Germany at the Battle Of Berlin.

12: "Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problems"

13: Lots of people were all for Joseph Stalin, saying he was amazing and that he was powerful. On the other hand, many disliked him. He did not make the correct decisions for his country and because of that, his country suffered. Although historians perceive him as a good Dictator, he did have his bad side. Joseph Stalin played a big role in WW2 and although there are mixed up verdicts about what kind of a man he was, I think he was a bad man and cause too many deaths that weren't needed.

14: Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.

15: Benito Mussolini

17: Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian Politician who had led the National Fascist Party. He was in control of the military of Italy, he was also a leader of the Italian Social Republic. He had led Italy into WW2 on the side of the Axis. Mussolini and Hitler were good friends and allies. Mussolini was arrested by King Victor Emmanuel 3 for the fear that he might cause more damage. Many people had recognised Mussolini as an evil person, he became to stress a lot and therefore became very arrogant and scared. He soon lost his position as a Prime Minister and then became a fugitive. In my view, Mussolini was a terrible man how didn't really have any power, he had no clue as how to control his situation with the war.

18: John Curtin | The game is not lost - or won - until the last bell goes

21: John Curtin was a politicians and the 14th prime minister of Australia. He had led Australia through WW2. Curtin was the one who stood up against Churchill because Churchill had wanted to just use Australia for Britain. Curtin showed great leadership and initiative for his country. He had built up Australia's economy, defense forces and the Australian spirit to then strive for Victory. John Curtin had a great alliance with America and he was the first man to consider making Australia an amazing independent country. John Curtin was known as an exceptional leader. Curtin was regarded as "One of the greatest wartime statesmen". He was know as a hero to many and was greatly favoured by many because of his loyalty. John Curtin was an amazing asset to Australia. He looked after his country and was firm about his beliefs. I personally believe that we should have more Australian Prim Ministers with the same characteristic as him.

22: Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. | Franklin D Roosevelt

23: Franklin D Roosevelt represented USA. He took the presidential oath on the 4th of March, 1933. Many people had strong feelings about him, although many had hated him, lots of people loved him. The reason many hated him was because they had thought that he was destroying the country and the American way of life. They thought he was really an amazing president.

24: Fun Fact: F.D.R used to drink a whole bottle of scotch every day

25: Roosevelt had managed to unite America to go to war. He did not go to war with only 50% of approval, he got everyone on board. He was able to spend money wisely and he got things done. Was one of the key allied leaders. He actually entered America into the Pacific War with the Japanese after Japan provoked a sleeping giant (America). He was the one who started it all. Historians think that Franklin D Roosevelt was amazing because great challenges create amazing presidents. The way he has faced the Great Depression and WW2 is what makes him a hero to Americans. His leadership had guided America through WW2 and won the war. Despite this, many think he was evil and selfish for bringing America to war. Meeting him is like opening a bottle of champagne."--Winston Churchill He played an important role in WW2 but i for one, don't think he was a good leader.

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