Will Stalin be voted as Russia's greatest countryman? - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
December 29th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
How did Isaac Newton not feature in this poll?
December 29th, 2008  
perseus
 
 
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How did Isaac Newton not feature in this poll?
Monty

He did, here is the full list

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Greatest_Britons
December 29th, 2008  
mmarsh
 
 
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Originally Posted by perseus
Is this the same Ronald Reagan that helped to deregulate the banking sector along with Margaret Thatcher? (third worst in UK poll of worst Briton's)

Yep, that's the same Ronald Reagan. And you can thank his economic spiritual successor for the current economic disaster we are in now. See what happens when you deregulate and let the pigs run free at the trough.

But to get back to the question:

USA: Lincoln and FDR
France: De Gualle
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Boots
December 30th, 2008  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by perseus
Isambard Brunel came second in the British one. Shame an Engineer or Scientist didn't do well in the Russian standings such as Korolev.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was French. My dad nearly committed suicide when I told him that, he hates the French lol.
December 30th, 2008  
LeEnfield
 
 
Isambard Brunel was born in England although I will agree his father was French, now if we go down this line then America would have very few people any to call their own
December 30th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rob Henderson
REALLY?! Wow... That's a little sad... I feel so sorry for him... He did the best damned job he could, and now he gets condemned for it... It's like GWB... He was the worst president we've had in a while, but circumstance played a large part in his demise.
When you factor in that we havent' had any real gems lately, THAT makes Bush II one of the worst ever.

But I agree, Blair honestly did the best he could with the pile of sh*t thrown at him. Bush put him in a rather nasty situation with Iraq and his plan to create the "Coalition of the Willing." Now he certainly got worse the longer he was there, but worst ever? Certainly not.
December 31st, 2008  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Isambard Brunel was born in England although I will agree his father was French, now if we go down this line then America would have very few people any to call their own

Yes you are correct.


He was born in Portsmouth in 1806 and educated in both England and France.
December 31st, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
To be honest looking at the top 100 I would have to say that the capacity of the voters to make a rational choice should be serious questioned.

Princess Diana at 3 and Isaac Newton at 6?
You places a media hogging manipulator above probably the greatest scientist the world will ever know?
In fact your top 3 would have struggled to make the top 20 with perhaps the exception of Churchill who would have been somewhere around 10.
December 31st, 2008  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Yes Monty, I'm sure Dianna wanted the paparazzi to cause her death... Serves her right. [/sarcasm]
January 1st, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Yes but lets face it the world didnt lose anything in her death either.
 


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