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The Second World War was by far the biggest war in human history. A lot of people participated in this total war. Which people are the most important?
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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Adolf Hitler Died at 56 (1889-1945) - Axis

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349 116
Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Erwin Rommel Died at 53 (1891-1944) - Axis*

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276 86
Erich von Manstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Erich von Manstein Died at 86 (1887-1973)

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236 69
Heinz Guderian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Heinz Guderian Died at 66 (1888-1954)

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257 83
Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
dee2too added Heinrich Himmler Died at 45 (1900-1945)

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Isoroku Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Isoroku Yamamoto Died at 59 (1884-1943) - Axis

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283 120
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dwight D. Eisenhower Died at 79 (1890-1969) - Allied

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George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added George Marshall Died at 79 (1880-1959)

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Harry S. Truman Died at 88 (1884-1972) - Allied

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159 47
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Died at 84 (1867-1951)

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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
zxray added Albert Speer Died at 76 (1905-1981) - Axis

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128 26
Reinhard Heydrich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Reinhard Heydrich Died at 38 (1904-1942)

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155 46
Albert Kesselring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Albert Kesselring Died at 75 (1885-1960) - Axis. Very skilled general in the German air force.

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162 52
Gerd von Rundstedt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Gerd von Rundstedt Died at 78 (1875-1953) - Axis. General, who served at Eastern and Western front from the beginning to the end of the war.

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158 50
Gotthard Heinrici is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Gotthard Heinrici Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Axis. Good defensive strategist and chivalrous colonel general.

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Walter Model is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Walter Model Died at 54 (1891-1945) - Axis. Great defensive strategist.

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Chester W. Nimitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Clark Benson added Chester W. Nimitz Died at 81 (1885-1966) - Allied

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Henry H. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Henry H. Arnold Died at 64 (1886-1950)

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Ernest King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Ernest King Died at 78 (1878-1956)

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218 95
Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Clark Benson added Hermann Göring Died at 53 (1893-1946) - Axis

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Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist Died at 73 (1881-1954) - Axis. Brave and noble German general.

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130 34
Günther von Kluge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Günther von Kluge Died at 62 (1882-1944) - Axis

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154 52
Fedor von Bock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Fedor von Bock Died at 65 (1880-1945) - Axis. Although he despised National Socialism cause of his aristocratic descent he was a great German patriot, who lectured his soldiers about the honor of dying for their country.

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Douglas MacArthur Died at 84 (1880-1964)

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121 29
Joseph Stilwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Joseph Stilwell Died at 63 (1883-1946)

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Hermann Hoth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Hermann Hoth Died at 86 (1885-1971) - Axis

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Karl Dönitz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Karl Dönitz Died at 89 (1891-1980) - Axis

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Giovanni Messe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Giovanni Messe Died at 85 (1883-1968) - Axis

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Curtis LeMay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Curtis LeMay Died at 84 (1906-1990) - Allied

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George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Clark Benson added George S. Patton Died at 60 (1885-1945) - Allied

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134 43
Chūichi Nagumo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Chūichi Nagumo Died at 57 (1887-1944) - Axis

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Erich Raeder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Erich Raeder Died at 84 (1876-1960) - Axis. Chief of the German navy during the first half of the war.

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965) - Allied

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Joseph Stalin Died at 75 (1878-1953) - Allied

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Josef Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
zxray added Josef Dietrich Died at 74 (1892-1966) - Axis

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Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hirohito Died at 88 (1901-1989) - Axis

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131 46
Italo Gariboldi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Italo Gariboldi Died at 91 (1879-1970) - Axis

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Erich Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Erich Hartmann Died at 71 (1922-1993) - Axis. Most successful fighter pilot ever. (352 air victories)

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Hans-Ulrich Rudel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Hans-Ulrich Rudel Died at 66 (1916-1982) - Axis. Highest decorated German serviceman of the war.

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Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
RawnToler added Omar Bradley Died at 88 (1893-1981) - Allied

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Simo Häyhä is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Baloskin added Simo Häyhä Died at 97 (1905-2002)

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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hideki Tōjō Died at 64 (1884-1948) - Axis

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Günther Prien is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Günther Prien Died at 33 (1908-1941) - Axis. Most famous submarine commander ever. With his sub U-47 he sunk the British battleship Royal Oak at anchorage in Scapa Flow.

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Walter Nowotny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Walter Nowotny Died at 24 (1920-1944) - Axis. Very famous German fighter ace (258 air victories). Flew the Me-262 at the end of the war.

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Risto Ryti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Risto Ryti Died at 67 (1889-1956)

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Martin Bormann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Martin Bormann Died at 45 (1900-1945)

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Tadamichi Kuribayashi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Tadamichi Kuribayashi Died at 54 (1891-1945) - Axis

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108 40
Fumimaro Konoe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Fumimaro Konoe Died at 54 (1891-1945)

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98 32
Otto Kretschmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Otto Kretschmer Died at 86 (1912-1998) - Axis. Most successful submarine commander. Sunk 47 ships with a tonnage of 274.000 tons.

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112 44
Christian X of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Christian X of Denmark Died at 77 (1870-1947) - Allied