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Ho Chi Min
Led the communist opposition against French in Indochina
Karl Lueger
Austrian politician, mayor of Vienna. Anti-semitic, racist. Influenced Hitler.
Primo Levi
Italian Jew. Sent to Auschwitz. Wrote "Survival in Auschwitz"
Alcide de Gasperi
Antifascist, took power in Italy, rejected totalitarianism and narrow nationalism
Josip Tito
Resistance leader and Communist party chief of Yugoslavia, resisted Soviet domination successfully.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, wrote "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich." (gooooood book)
Karol Wojityla
Cardinal, archbishop of Cracow (Poland). Elected pope, returned to Poland to preach the love of Christ. Pope John Paul II.
Lech Walesa
Electrician, devout catholic, led a working class revolt in Poland. Organized an independent trade union called "Solidarity".
Vaclav Havel
President of Czechlslovakia. Playwright turned moral revolutionist.
Bob Dylan
Folksinger turned rock poet. Sang "the times they are a'changing."
Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State, along with Nixon reached a peace agreement with North Vietnam allowing the remaining American forces to withdraw.
Douglas MacArthur
Commander of the AMerican forces in Japan. Had a revolutionar plan for defeated Japan.
Slobodan Milosevic
Serbian president. Wanted to unite Serbs in a greater Serbia. Abolished self-rule in Kosovo. Strengthened the cause of separatism. Started a Civil War.
Juan Peron
Argentinean dictatorial populist and economic nationalist
Salvador Allende
Chilean. Doctor and marxist head of a coalition of communists. Elected president. Completed the nationalization of the American-owned copper companies. The traditional army stuck in a coup. Allende was murdered.
Baby Doc Duvalier
Ruled in Haiti. Most repressive dictatorship in the Americas. Forced into exile.
Cultural Revolution
Launched in China by Mao. Sought to purge the party of time-serving bureaucrats and recapture the revolutionary fervor of his guerilla struggle.
Deng Xiaoping
Member of the communist elite in China. Branded a dangerous agent of capitalism during the cultural revolution. After Mao's death, initiated a series of new policies. Started China's "second revolution."
Tianamen Square
Students in China demonstrated in Tianamen Square because of the corruption of the government. Communist government crushed the student leaders and their supporters with tanks.
Ferdinand Marcos
Philippine President. Subverted the constitution and ruled as dictator. Rebellion forced him into exile. Corazon Aquino became president.
Corazon Aquino
Became president in Philippines after Ferdinand Marcos was exiled.
Achmed Sukarno
Indonesian nationalist leader. Made the Netherlands East Indies into Indonesia. Tried to forge unity; forced to resign following a military coup.
Muhammed Ali Jinnah
Lawyer, led the Muslim league. Feared Hindu domination. Wanted to divide India so Muslims and Hindus had their own land.
Indira Gandhi
Indian. Nehru's daughter. Became prime minister, dominated Indian political life with charm, tact, and toughness
Anwar Sadat
Egyptian president. Negotiated with Israel to get back the Sinai Peninsula. Israel got peace and normal relations with Egypt.
Mohammed Mossaddeq
Prime Minister in Iran. Forced the shah to flee to Europe (Shah was restored to the throne)
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Mashmoud Ahmadinejad
Won the presidency in Iran. Ultraconservative, Islamic hardliner
Writer in the "black nationalism" and "renaisance". Received a Ph.D. from Harvard. Organized Pan-African congresses in Paris during the Versailles Peace Conference
Kwame Nkrumah
African leader. Named the Gold Coast "Ghana". Became the first independent African state to emerge from colonialism.
Nelson Mandela
Black lawyer. South African. Set up an underground army to oppose the government. Tried for treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. Freed by Frederick W. de Klerk, became president.
Frederick W. de Klerk
African lawyer and politician. Negotiated with Nelson Mandela, freed him from prison. Reached an agreement for universal suffrage, and black majority rule. Mandela was president of South Africa, Klerk was vice president.
Mobuto Sese Seko
General, seized power in Zaire. Looted and impoverished the country for decades, before US stopped giving him aid.
Frantz Fanon
Wrote "The Wretched of the Earth". Black shrink.
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad. Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Wrote "The Mimic Men."
Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network of terrorists. oh...he was saudi...hmmmmm
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Pakistani president. Set up a nuclear weapons program.
Rigoberta Menchu
KEWL LADY. Received teh Nobel Peace Prize. Guatemalan. Fought for the rights of her people.
Lousie Joy Brown
The world's first successful test-tube baby.
Paul Ehrlich
Neo-Malthusian social scientist. Painted dommsday scenarios of an imminent population catastrophe
Jean Francois Revel
Wrote "The Totalitarian Temptation". Communism critic
Andrei Sakharov
Physicist, father of the Russian atomic bomb. Human rights advocate (something about that doesnt add up)
E.F. Schumacher
Wrote "Small is Beautiful." Urged the building of solar heated houses.

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