Leaders of WW1

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Allies (Russia)

Czar Nicholas became King at age 26, when his father passed away. He was a nationalist who believed in western style democracy.His defeat in the war with Japan lowered Russian national prestige. When Germany decided to enter the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy, Russia saw Germany as its main enemy. Russia came into the war on France's side when Germany declared war on France on August 1914 (Czar Nicholas II 1). Czar Nicholas was displeased with the leadership of the Russian army so he took personal control. The Czar's army was fighting on the Eastern Front, but its continued failure reflected upon the Czar himself, and his popularity withered. Nicholas along with his family were executed July 1918 (Czar Nicholas II 1).

Enemies (Germany)

Kaiser Wilhelm was more of a strict leader, partly due to the fact that he grew up with strict, authoritarian parents. He was an extremely militaristic man, and one of his main goals was to increase the strength in Germany's army. He also wanted to bring the German navy to be equal in power to Britain's Royal Navy. The defeat of Serbia was started by Germany who told Austria-Hungary to get revenge for the assassination of their leader, Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
German flag
German flag
He didn't seem to percieve what effect this would have on the whole world. The Kaiser operated as commander in chief throughout the war. Wilhelm did not accept the replacement of Erich Falkenhayn with Paul von Hindenburg. Although he nearly won the war for Germany, because of the Great Push of Spring 1918 Germany was unable to win the war because of the US involvement (Kaiser Wilhelm II 1). He was forced to renounce his power as Kaiser of Germany in November of 1918 because of a revolution in Berlin. He escaped to Holland and lived there for the remainder of his life (Kaiser Wilhelm II 1).







United States

President Woodrow Wilson
President Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States at the time of World War 1, was accustumed to the idea of war. He was nominated for the Presidency at the Democratic National Convention, in the year of 1912. After becoming President, he made a final decision that the United States would be unable to continue being neutral. Soon after that decision, he made a request to Congress that they should declare war on Germany. As time passed, it became more clear that the United States was beginning to favour the Allies. Following the actions of the Germans, which was signing the Armistice (November, 1918), Wilson traveled to Paris in order to gain and maintain peace. He then presented the Versailles Treaty to the Senate which included the Covenant of the League of Nations.





Leaders In A Current War (War Against Iraq/Afghanistan)


Allies (Britain- Queen of England)

Queen Elizabeth II of England
Queen Elizabeth II of England
Queen Elizabeth II of England was born in 1926. She is a very kind and loving woman and as a result she visits the troops in Iraq to give a comforting hand (Her Majesty the Queen 1). She and other members of the British Royal Family visit soldiers during deployment and also visit their families while the soldiers are overseas. Elizabeth and her family always help comfort the troops' families and she is a very understanding leader. She is also a big help to the U.S. in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars (Iraq and Afghanistan 1).


Iraq/Afghanistan
Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is one of the biggest terrorists in the world. He is the leader of the group named Al-Quaeda, and is also associated with the Taliban. Bin Laden defends many of his plans for terrorism and his past actions by saying that he does it for religious purposes to support Islam, and that it is God's will. He is said to be linked to the famous day of 9/11, where planes attacked the twin towers in New York City, and there were also attacks made against the Pentagon. Osama bin Laden has not only targeted the United States, but also Algeria, China, Morocco, Egypt, France, and other countries. When the U.S. government pointed the blame for terrorist attacks on bin Laden, and offered ultimatums, the Taliban refused to give information about bin Laden (Osama Bin Laden 1).


United States

George W. Bush was the current President during the start of the Afghanistan War. He began responding to Osama bin Ladin's attacks after 9/11, and he had a much different approach compared to bin Ladin, and the following quote, taken from the website about the White House, which highlights Bush's Presidential term, explains in more detail exactly how Bush went about responding to the attacks, "He recognized that freedom and hope are the best alternative to the extremist ideology of the terrorists..." (Afghanistan, the CIA, Bin Laden, and the Taliban 1).

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