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  • Amrapali

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    There were many important and famous leaders during World War II. Here are some of the most significant:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt – The President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. He led the U.S. through the majority of WWII until his death in 1945.

    Winston Churchill – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945. He played a pivotal role in the Allied war effort and famous for his inspirational wartime speeches.

    Adolf Hitler – The Führer and Chancellor of Nazi Germany. He was the driving force behind Germany’s aggression and expansionism that sparked the war in Europe.

    Joseph Stalin – The leader of the Soviet Union from 1927 until his death in 1953. The USSR under Stalin’s command was a major Allied power that helped defeat Nazi Germany.

    Benito Mussolini – The Fascist dictator of Italy from 1922 to 1943. He allied Italy with Germany and Japan at the start of the war.

    Hirohito – The Emperor of Japan from 1926 to 1989. As head of state, he oversaw Japan’s militaristic expansion and entry into WWII.

    Charles de Gaulle – The leader of the Free French forces and later the President of France. He helped organize French resistance against the Nazi occupation.

    These leaders shaped the course of WWII through their strategic decisions, military leadership, and political maneuvering on both the Axis and Allied sides of the conflict. Their legacies continue to be studied and debated by historians today.

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