Top Few People who Changed the World
by Ashwin Sashi
You did not include Napoleon and Hitler.
As an Indian, I find Hitler to be our hero. Yes, he did start the world war and was responsible for killing 6 million Jews, but he did reduce the powers of the British Empire and French Empire. This allowed European colonies such as countries in South Asia (India), South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia) and Africa (Egypt, Kenya) to gain independence. This does not mean I agree with his Nazi propaganda. I don't. He did contribute to India's freedom more than Gandhi who actually had no impact at all in the end and was responsible for dividing India into India and Pakistan.
It depends who is writing history. Most history is written by America and the UK. Of course, they are going to portray Hitler as the bad guy. He is only bad for killing the Jews, but was great for playing an unlikely part in liberating my country, India and so many more.
You list is biased towards Americans heavily. America has been a super power only for the last 70 years and a great power for about 100 years or so. This is nothing compared to the British Empire or the Roman Empire.
Others that should be there:
Alexander the Great
Karl Marx (definitely)
James Watt (steam engine)
Alexander Nevsky (most popular Russian according to a poll by 50 million Russians)
There are more which you have already included.
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