Who is considered the greatest leader in world history?

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That’s easy. It’s the one who created the greatest nation in the history of the world…

If you don’t want to take my word for it, I’ll let his greatest adversary speak on his behalf:

The king (George III of Great Britain) asked his American painter, Benjamin West, what Washington would do after winning independence. West replied, “They say he will return to his farm.”

“If he does that,” the incredulous monarch said, “he will be the greatest man in the world.”

And he did just that, until the people called on him again to lead them through their first eight years under the new Constitution, which was authored partially on advice that he had offered.

George Washington died less than two years after his 21 years of service to his new nation ended, no doubt worn down by the work he had done.

The Man Who Would Not Be King


(From John Cate, studied at Strayer University on Quora)

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