Was Churchill A Competent Speaker And Diplomat?

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Nowadays most people consider Winston Churchill a competent speaker and diplomat, but few truly comprehend how integral his oratory and diplomacy were for the Allies to succeed in World War II. Not only did Churchill rally support for the war during the London Blitz creating a fully-committed British Empire, but he also diplomatically brought the United States into the war, despite many obstacles. After the Soviet Union was attacked by Germany, Churchill stepped up to ally with the Russians to form the original Allies, even though he despised communism. He did this knowing that Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union all had different political and military views, which would create conflict and a need for leadership. He was later able to persuade both the United States and the Soviet Union against a cross-channel assault, saving the Allies from possible disaster. Churchill 's rhetoric and diplomacy were essential for the Alliance between Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union to overcome both political strife and military defeat. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born in 1874 near Oxford into a semi-aristocratic family. Since Churchill performed badly in grammar school, he entered the military school at Sandhurst, begining his career as a soldier (History.com Staff). As an active soldier he wrote newspaper articles about current events, which became popular. In a daring escape from the Boer Republics in South Africa, he became a type
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