Imagine a world without leaders. A leader, defined by Websters Dictionary, is a person who rules, or guides others. When we think of leaders, we think of leaders of things as big as countries or nations, and as small as towns or even schools. Different types of leaders have duties they have to fulfill but one thing that all effective leaders are, is strong willed, knowledgeable, and powerful. In some times in history, it may be true that these three words bring out a side of the word “effective” that is not usually thought of. Effective means, producing the desired or intended result. The “intended result” varies for different leaders. So could a leader be effective even when they do not cause a positive effect to their followers? How about leaders Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Napoleon Bonaparte?
One effective leader to date is Adolf Hitler, a political leader of the Nazi Party and chancellor leader in Germany from 1933 to 1945. Adolf Hitler was a very powerful leader while also being an evil leader.
Joseph Stalin, an underestimated monster in European history, was as effective as it gets. Stalin is known for two things, industrially revolutionizing, and agriculturally revolutionizing. He was strong-willed about both of these plans. Stalin’s famous Five-Year Plans started off with developing the Soviet Union’s economy by setting extremely high numerical goals, to increase the output of steel, coal, oil, and electricity. To achieve these quotas, people had to face shortages of food, clothing and other necessities. This proves Stalin was strong-willed because he set a goal for himself and his country and although it put his people at risk, he had an idea in his mind that nothing would come in between. Another example of how Joseph Stalin was an effective leader is his success during his agricultural revolution. In 1928, the government began to s ixver 25 million private farms in the Soviet Union and combined these small farms into large,...
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