“The Big Three”. When Great Britain Elected Winston S.

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“The Big Three” When Great Britain elected Winston S. Churchill to be prime minister of Great Britain, he announced, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Certain great leaders in World War II were elected in times of crisis. However, all of them decided to fight back against it. Many of these leaders devoted their lives fighting for their country. They fought back against the Axis leaders (Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito) who wanted the world to be perfect from any evil. They wanted to annihilate the countries that would fight back. Europe was in trouble, and the countries didn’t want to give up control. Three great leaders led the Allies to fight Germany and paved the way to victory. First,…show more content…
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