FDR and Winston Churchill Essay

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Between the years of 1939 and 1945 the world was sent spiralling in a mess of corruption, violence and uncertainty. Allied powers were faced with the unparalleled task of protecting the world from tyranny. In terms of political power, this weight was bestowed upon the shoulders of two memorable individuals. By and large Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt can be labelled as beacons of democracy and leaders of the free world in their time.
Winston Churchill, the son of Lord Randolph Churchill, became an officer in the 4th cavalry in 1894. Between 1895 and 1899 he served in Cuba, India and South Africa as a reporter. Churchill entered politics in 1900 and held many government posts until he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty
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In 1936, Roosevelt was re-elected to a second term in office. He denounced international aggression and called for US entry into the war. In 1940, Roosevelt made history in becoming the only president to serve for a third term in office. The United States, lead by Roosevelt entered the war after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour. On April 12, 1945, roughly a month before Germany surrendered to the Allies, President Roosevelt died suddenly from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
Both Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt were leaders of democratic societies whose general principles strongly advocate the promotion and protection of freedom. Great Britain and the United States of America respectively have been the two greatest democratic nations, in terms of economic and military factors, throughout the greater part of the twentieth century. This being said, it is obvious that any leaders of these countries must share a similar set of values and have a somewhat parallel view of international affairs. Both Churchill and Roosevelt believed in democracy as the superior political system in the world. They both understood that human beings should be given a certain number of rights and be treated fairly in a society. They also viewed western style democratic living standards as a model for how a society should run and how people should be treated.
Winston Churchill saw the early

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