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The two volumes (1925-1927) initially had no success but as the Nazism grew, so did the popularity of Mein Kampf. More than 5 Million copies of the book were sold by 1939. 

 

1. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of United States of America . He’s credited with the preservation of the Union during American Civil war and above all with the emancipation proclamation of African-American. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on  February 12, 1809.

His parents were farmers who later moved to Perry County, Indiana. Lincoln was self educated and went through a short period of schooling. He is the only US president who hangs in the National wrestling Hall of fame. With about 300 bouts in his career, he lost only one.

 

 

2. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King remains the pioneer of African-American movement in the modern USA.

His powerful speeches and honest dedication definitely paid way for the uplifting of the community in the turbulent times.  His real name was Michael King Jr. His father inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther changed his own name and the name of 5 year old Martin.

 

3. Socrates

Socrates is considered the father of western thought. He was born in ancient Greece 470 B.C.E circa. Nothing is much known as of his life except from the records of his disciples like Plato.

According to Aristophanes and Xenophon, his students maintain that Socrates used to take money for his teachings, but Plato denies it. Socrates denied the concept of democracy and regarded it potential Tyranny. In 399, B.C.E he was sentenced to death by poison. He refused to flee by bribing the guards as suggested by his well wishers and without hesitation drank the Hemlock.

 

4. Adolf Hitler

Adolf was born April 20, 1889, in Branau am Inn, a small Austrian town near the Austro-German frontier. he later founded the vicious Nazism and spearheaded the genocide of over 6 million Jews in Germany and German held territories. In 1924,

Hitler began writing his racist propaganda “Mein Kampf”, the book which became an important peek in the genocidal leaders mind. The two volumes (1925-1927) initially had no success but as the Nazism grew, so did the popularity of Mein Kampf. More than 5 Million copies of the book were sold by 1939.

 

 

 

 

5. General Idi Amin 

 

In 1971, General Amin overthrew the elected government of Uganda and declared himself the president. His rule continued for 8 years of brutality and suppression in which around 3000,000 were killed. In 1972, He expelled all of the Indians and Pakistani workers in the country.

Exorbitant military expenses and the expulsion of the work force brought Uganda to the economical breakdown.  His reign came to an end in 1979, when rebel groups from Uganda and Tanzania took control of the capital of Kampala. Amin fled to Libya and then Saudi Arabia where he died on 16 August 2003. He was never prosecuted for his crimes. During his military career, he held the title of light heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda,for 9 years.

 

 

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