Top 10 Political Figures Who Died Too Soon

Top 10 Political Figures Who Died Too Soon



I still have a dream it is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream their lives shaped the world and their deaths saddened it I fully realized that a person who stands for what I stand for an activist gay activist becomes the target or the potential target for somebody who is insecure terrified afraid or very disturbed themselves welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten political figures who died too soon for this list we've chosen political figures who died abruptly at a young age number 10 Harvey Milk the reason for all this merriment and gaiety be pardon the pun there's a man standing to my right gays supervisor elected in San Francisco his name is Harvey Milk one of the first openly gay people to win political office in America it was milks spirit of inclusion that won him the allegiance of not only the LGBT community but also the world why am i homosexual if I'm a daddy by roma I should have been a hen a second and no offense meant but if teachers of your affection as role models that be a lot of nuns running around the streets today living his life in the closet until he was approaching middle-age his position in politics may have been relatively minor in comparison to others on this list but his life galvanized a movement that's still strong today and all the bigots out there no matter how hard you try you can never erase those words from the declaration oh shit gunned down in 1978 by political enemy dan white milk was introduced to a new generation by the Sean Penn biopic and today remains a beloved figure thousands and thousands of people and that feeling of such loss having lost someone who was so important and something you know Harvey stood for something more than just him number nine Eva Peron they knew her is the wife of this strongman president Juan Peron they knew that she was of power behind his dictatorship an aspiring actress Eva Duarte met Colonel Juan Peron and the trajectory of her life was forever changed a year after the two were married her new husband was elected president of Argentina as the new first lady she fought for the women of Argentina to gain the vote she went so far as to found the country's first female political party that was taken seriously although she ran for the vice presidency her unsuccessful fight against cancer forced her to withdraw though her untimely death ended her political aspirations eva peron's posthumous fame grew when she became the subject of the smash musical Evita um to Tina and always will be number eight che guevara many people today may recognize him from those Rage Against the Machine t-shirts or that movie they didn't see but chaise impact on Cuba cannot be measured disgusted by the hunger and disease he saw in South America he came to see the United States as the enemy alongside Raul and Fidel Castro he led a movement to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista through guerrilla tactics once their bid for power succeeded he held many positions in the new government leaving Cuba in 1965 to aid other guerrilla movements out to quash imperialism che was captured and executed by CIA backed bolivian forces in 1967 number seven Ahmad Shah Massoud Massoud spicy eyes stare out from posters and billboards across Afghanistan's capital his faces on buses and shop windows assassinated two days before the September 11th attacks this fierce opponent of the Taliban and all enemies of Afghanistan's freedom fell victim to a targeted suicide bombing Massoud first came to world prominence as a leader in the fight against the Soviet occupation of his land his legacy is one of unflinching loyalty to his country and its people with obvious countries for which our sacrifice bore fruit should have held themselves morally responsible for Afghanistan they should not have abandoned the people of Afghanistan they should have helped in bringing peace and rebuilding Afghanistan but with great regret when they each achieve their own aims and the Soviet Union was torn apart everyone went their own way the leader of the Northern Alliance he has been declared a national hero and September 9th is celebrated as Massoud day this is a monument to Ahmed Shah Massoud a monument not just to the man but to the myth a person who in death is bigger than he was even in life number 6 Robert Kennedy we have to make an effort in the United States we have to make an effort to understand to go beyond these rather difficult times though he died before attaining the presidency he sought Robert Kennedy's life should not be underestimated as a senator and the US Attorney General under his brother RFK earned the respect and love of America I am announcing today my candidacy for the presidency of the United States Kennedy was a strong proponent of the civil rights movement and a strong opponent of organized crime he was poised to take a run at the presidency when he was gunned down at a campaign stop by Syrian Syrian Delirium brothers and I realized that he had been shot people just went nuts Kennedy had played a crucial role as an advisor in brother JFK's presidency and it's likely his time in the White House could have been every bit as revered I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man but to propose new policy number five Martin Luther King jr. I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of that character arguably one of the most charismatic figures in the history of America Kings ability to lead people of all ages creeds and colors in the fight against bigotry changed the complexion of the world today is be true to what you said on paper the nonviolent stance he championed held him apart from peers like Malcolm X and lent him the moral high ground murdered before his work was complete by James Earl Ray his fight was picked up by the millions of people he inspired his words live in the hearts and minds of open-minded people who hear them to this day somewhere I read of the freedom of speech somewhere I read of the freedom of press somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest far right number four Abraham Lincoln two years ago I proclaimed these people emancipated then thence forward and forever free arguably one of the most important presidents in United States history Lincoln's leadership during a time of great turmoil in the country's history helped mold the nation he took office the year the u.s. Civil War began and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth the year it ended it seems as if he was predestined to Shepherd America through a bloody war his own death a cruel reminder of the price of such a conflict doesn't it strike you as queer that I who couldn't cut the head off a chicken should be cashed into the middle of a great water with blood flowing all around but even though his life was cut short abolishing slavery and maintaining the Union are amazing accomplishments it might not have been a need for a civil rights movement in this country there might not have been a need for a Martin Luther King jr. and Lincoln on that been assassinated the country never learned what he could do as a president in peacetime but if it compared to his achievements in war the world truly lost out to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations number-three benazir bhutto I do believe Pakistan is under increasing threat of an extremist takeover and to save the country I believe we must restore democracy xi prime minister of pakistan benazir bhutto was a woman who held no illusions she knew the politically active life she led could very well lead to her demise but she eagerly embraced her choice my father had a vision of Pakistan as a democratic and progressive nation my family is committed to his vision of we don't say anything though her legacy may not be as pristine as some would like it to be there is no question that she holds the respect of a multitude of people including many of her rivals she was never interested in the moment she was interested in the light at the end of the tunnel and history yourself a key figure in the history of Pakistan and a symbol of female empowerment the world over Bhutto was assassinated in 2007 and I felt that's what they want to do they want to lock me up in prison fragment the Pakistan Peoples Party ensure that we cannot continue fighting the Iron Lady of Pakistan as she was known will not soon be forgotten number two Alexander the Great we are not here today as slaves we are here today as Macedonian freemen this was a man of such gravity and charisma that he was able to unite forces behind him to accrue a vast territory one which could not be retained for long after his death at a young age Alexander's impact on the world was absolutely immense amassing an empire that stretched from Greece to Egypt he is considered by many to be the greatest military commander in history it has become difficult to differentiate the myths of his life from the facts and to know whether he was simply a war monger or a brilliant leader but what we know for sure is that he was beloved by many and his actions and vision defined his world if one looks at any great military commander at any time no one can match his record the poem is quite pathetic beside him to be invincible is something that every commander aspires to be before we reveal our top pick here are some honorable mentions the history of unpunished violence against our people clearly indicates that we must be prepared to defend ourselves or we will continue to be a defenseless people at the mercy of a ruthless and violent racist mob but a twist shock and consternation I believe that all Canadians have learnt of the death of mr. Kiera prophet who was so cowardly assassinated by a band of murderers we have all evening long been covering an unfolding story that took a very very tragic turn with confirmation from Buckingham Palace tonight that the world has lost Princess Diana at age 36 yes to a Canada where anything is possible where we all stick together and no one is left behind number one John F Kennedy and so my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country president for less than three years JFK held the reins of power in America during some of the most important years in its history this government as promised has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba his expert handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis staved off all-out nuclear war he championed and promoted the space race which has given humanity a far greater understanding of the universe I take pride in the words ich bin ein de Lima an extraordinary speaker his address in Berlin and his inaugural speech inspired audiences across the country and around the globe from Dallas Texas the flash apparently official President Kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time the world was shocked when he was taken far too young by an assassin's bullet and the controversy over his assassination continues to this day this single bullet explanation is the foundation of the warren commission's claim of a lone assassin and once you conclude the magic bullet could not create all seven of those wounds you have to conclude that there was a fourth shot and a second life and if there was a second rifleman and by definition there had to be a conspiracy do you agree with our list which political figure do you think died too soon for more political top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com

50 thoughts on “Top 10 Political Figures Who Died Too Soon

  1. Che Guevara was a cold blooded murderer. Certainly should not be revered, nor on the same list as the Kennedys not Abraham Lincoln.

  2. ché guevara was a homophobe, rapist and a murderer who killed women and children and the fact that he's on this list next to Harvey Milk and JFK is a disgrace

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  4. Hey, WatchMojo. Che Guevara was a ruthless, coldblooded murderer, so why are you glorifying him? http://www.therealcuba.com/?page_id=32 Are you Communists sympathizers or just useful idiots???

  5. I think Vladimir Lenin died at a pretty young age like fifties wish he'd got to live to seventy and Trotsky was by his side the whole way and Stalin was made a janitor.

  6. To see Che on this list is disgusting. He was not a man for the people. He did not help Cuba at all period. He was a monster. Plan and simple

  7. Why is Che Guevara on the thumbnail he almost caused MAD in the Cuban missile crisis that almost made nuclear war happen!

    And help from mostly Fidel Castro but you get the point!

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