The Life and Times of War Leaders

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Out of the many great and famous leaders of the world, two important men are universal household names. Winston Churchill, through his bravery and calm during World War II, achieved world renowned honor. President George W. Bush’s poor handling of the Middle Eastern wars and conflicts, however, left a bitter taste in the global community’s mouth. Though British Prime Minister The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill and President George W. Bush were both wartime leaders with similar upbringings, they had very different speaking styles and tactics in their addresses and public receptions. To begin, the two leaders both had similar childhoods and family lives leading to their leadership. The Right Honourable Sir Winston …show more content…
The previous minister, Neville Chamberlain, had been leading with a tactic known as appeasement, where he gave in to Hitler's demands again and again in order to keep him from attacking. As soon as Churchill took office, he took many steps to create a “Grand Alliance”, eventually known as the Allies in the Second World War (Pollock). He included his troops in such famous attacks as D-Day, June 6th 1944 when the beaches of Normandy France were stormed. On may 8th, 1945 Winston Churchill, with the help of the United States, France and Canada, victory was achieved in WWII (Winston). There was no real break before the beginning of the new conflict; the Iron Curtain. Joseph Stalin, a communist Russian leader, wanted to take control of eastern Europe, creating satellite nations and starting the Cold War. Though this was a primarily American effort, Winston Churchill gave one of his most memorable speeches during this time. It was titled “The Sinews of Peace” and was spoken on March 5, 1946. In this famous speech, talking about the grave situation on Russia, declaring that “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the continent ” (Winston). This speech was mostly used to outline Churchill's hopes for the future of the United Nations and his own country. The speech was well received by Europeans and Americans alike. On September 11, 2001, a terrorist group known as Al-Queda attacked the World Trade

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