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

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

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Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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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George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
George Marshall Died at 79 (1880-1959)

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Died at 84 (1867-1951)

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Gerd von Rundstedt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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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Reinhard Heydrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Reinhard Heydrich Died at 38 (1904-1942)

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Walter Model is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Walter Model Died at 54 (1891-1945) - Axis. Great defensive strategist.

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Gotthard Heinrici is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Gotthard Heinrici Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Axis. Good defensive strategist and chivalrous colonel general.

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Ernest King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Ernest King Died at 78 (1878-1956)

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Henry H. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Henry H. Arnold Died at 64 (1886-1950)

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Albert Kesselring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Albert Kesselring Died at 75 (1885-1960) - Axis. Very skilled general in the German air force.

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Chester W. Nimitz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Chester W. Nimitz Died at 81 (1885-1966) - Allied

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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Albert Speer Died at 76 (1905-1981) - Axis

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Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist Died at 73 (1881-1954) - Axis. Brave and noble German general.

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Günther von Kluge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Günther von Kluge Died at 62 (1882-1944) - Axis

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Hermann Hoth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hermann Hoth Died at 86 (1885-1971) - Axis

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Joseph Stilwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Joseph Stilwell Died at 63 (1883-1946)

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Giovanni Messe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Giovanni Messe Died at 85 (1883-1968) - Axis

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Fedor von Bock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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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Curtis LeMay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Curtis LeMay Died at 84 (1906-1990) - Allied

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

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Josef Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Josef Dietrich Died at 74 (1892-1966) - Axis

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Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hermann Göring Died at 53 (1893-1946) - Axis

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Chūichi Nagumo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Chūichi Nagumo Died at 57 (1887-1944) - Axis

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Douglas MacArthur Died at 84 (1880-1964)

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

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Italo Gariboldi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Italo Gariboldi Died at 91 (1879-1970) - Axis

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George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
George S. Patton Died at 60 (1885-1945) - Allied

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Erich Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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) 36 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hans-Ulrich Rudel Died at 66 (1916-1982) - Axis. Highest decorated German serviceman of the war.

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Simo Häyhä is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Simo Häyhä Died at 97 (1905-2002)

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Joseph Stalin Died at 75 (1878-1953) - Allied

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965) - Allied

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Günther Prien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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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Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Omar Bradley Died at 88 (1893-1981) - Allied

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Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hirohito Died at 88 (1901-1989) - Axis

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Walter Nowotny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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) 44 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Risto Ryti Died at 67 (1889-1956)

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Fumimaro Konoe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Fumimaro Konoe Died at 54 (1891-1945)

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Gerhard Barkhorn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Gerhard Barkhorn Died at 64 (1919-1983) - Axis. Second best German fighter ace. (301 air victories)

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Otto Kretschmer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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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Tadamichi Kuribayashi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Tadamichi Kuribayashi Died at 54 (1891-1945) - Axis

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Jonathan Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Hideki Tōjō Died at 64 (1884-1948) - Axis