VOTE The Most Influential People of the Second World War  

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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?

1
1,202 470
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)
Axis

2
807 397
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)
Allied

3
737 360
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)
Allied

4
601 322
Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 53 (1891-1944)
Axis*

5
418 238
Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
dee2too added Dec. at 45 (1900-1945)

6
348 188
Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Clark Benson added Died at 53 (1893-1946)
Axis

7
456 274
George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Clark Benson added Dec. at 60 (1885-1945)
Allied

8
511 324
Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
zxray added Dec. at 88 (1892-1980)
Allied

9
248 119
Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 88 (1901-1989)
Axis

10
330 184
Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 64 (1884-1948)
Axis

11
385 234
Erich von Manstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Dec. at 86 (1887-1973)

12
366 219
Isoroku Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 59 (1884-1943)
Axis

13
362 224
Georgy Zhukov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 78 (1896-1974)
Allied

14
335 203
Heinz Guderian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Dec. at 66 (1888-1954)

15
206 107
Karl Dönitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Dec. at 89 (1891-1980)
Axis

16
516 378
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)
Allied

17
502 368
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)
Allied

18
228 131
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
sebbzor added Dec. at 84 (1867-1951)

19
212 119
Walter Model is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Dec. at 54 (1891-1945)
Axis. Great defensive strategist.

20
193 104
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
zxray added Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)
Allied

21
208 118
Kirill Meretskov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Dec. at 71 (1897-1968)
Allied

22
266 170
Ivan Konev is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Spector404 added Dec. at 77 (1896-1973)
Allied

23
213 124
Gerd von Rundstedt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Dec. at 78 (1875-1953)
Axis. General, who served at Eastern and Western front from the beginning to the end of the war.

24
206 120
Albert Kesselring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Miroikus added Dec. at 75 (1885-1960)
Axis. Very skilled general in the German air force.

25
281 190
Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Second World War
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
Axis