The 8 Lovers of History

By Joseph Carrillo Period 2

Adolf Hitler

Biography-Adolf hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated WW2 and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths.

Significance-Hitler was seen as the first modern dictator because of his use of various media to broadcast his ideas.


Comparison-Adolf Hitler was matched with Marie Antoinette because they both led their country with a selfish desire that led to their downfall.

Leon Trotsky

Biography-Communist Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917, and built the Red Army afterward.He was exiled and later assassinated by Soviet agents.

Significance-Leon Trotsky was one of the foremost figures in the Russian Revolution.Trotsky,along with Lenin,gave the move for revolution both drive and organization.Trotsky's leadership during the Russian Civil War probably saved the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917.

Interests-Communism,Marxism,Politics,Military Strategy

Comparison-Leon Trotsky was matched with Marie Louise because they are both obedient and we're both in a leadership role

Hdeki Tojo

Biography-Hdeki Tojo was prime minister of Japan (1941-44) during most of the pacific theatre portion of WW2 and who was subsequently tried and executed for war crimes.

Significance-Hdeki Tojo became for Allied propagandists one of the most commonly caricaturated members of Japan's military dictatorship throughout the Pacific War.

Interests-Miltarism,Education,Military strategy,Leadership

Comparison-Hdeki Tojo got matched with Elizabeth I because they both showed an interest in politics and later became powerful leaders.

Joseph Stalin

Biography:Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union for more than two decades,in situating a reign of terror while modernizing Russia and helping to defeat Nazism

Significance:Under Stalin the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower.

Interests:Marxism,Practical problems,Party Organization,He also likes to attend parties

Comparison:Joseph Stalin was matched with Clara Barton because they both became leaders in the line of work they were doing.

Benito Mussolini

Biography-Benito Mussolini created the Fascist Party in Italy in 1919, eventually marking himself dictator prior to WW2. Mussolini was later killed in 1945.

Significance-Mussolini was the Fascist Prime Minister in Italy, with dictatorial powers,from 1922 until he was overthrown in 1943. In May 1938, Mussolini promised to fight alongside Adolf Hitler in any war against the democracies of the world.


Comparison-Benito Mussolini and Indira Gandhi were both matched up because they were both historical leaders who got killed because of their leadership.

Vladimir Lenin

Biography-Vladimir Leni was the founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet State.

Significance-Leninattempted to shape the future of the Soviet Union

Interests-Communism,Law,Education,Political activities

Comparison-Vladimir Lenin and Eleanor Roosevelt both got matched up because they both fought for their beliefs in a time of change.

Czar Nicholas II

Biography-Czar Nicholas II was the last Czar of Russia under Romanov rule.His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia's role in WW1 led to the abdication and execution.

Significance-Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not help the autocracy he sought to preserve in an era desperate for change.

Interests-Study of History,Foreign languages,Autocracy,Religion

Comparison-Czar Nicholas II and Irma Grese both got matched up because they both got prosecuted for horrible crimes.


Biography-Rasputin is best known for his role as a mystical adviser in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia.

Significance-Rasputin was infamous "holy man" whose ability to heal the Czar and Czarina's so Alexis led to his being adopted as a supreme mystic court.


Comparison-Rasputin and Queen Isabella I both got matched up because they both had an impact in the world because of their devotion to their religion.