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Final part of a 9 part series. After this we will arrange the top 100 in an order: 

Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 @vcczar @Reagan04 @Actinguy @Patine @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @WVProgressive @SilentLiberty @pilight @admin_270 @Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @mlcorcoran @Leuser @upandaway @jvikings1 @Rodja @Edouard @jnewt @Nentomat @Kingthero @Sunnymentoaddict @RFK/JFKfan @Mr.Blood @Zenobiyl @Wiw @MBDemSoc @ThePotatoWalrus @Alxeu @Allyn @Cenzonico @CentristGuy @Ishan @billay @wolves @RI Democrat @lizarraba @lizphairphreak @TheLiberalKitten @MysteryKnight and anyone else interested.

If you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.
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Final part of a 9 part series. After this we will arrange the top 100 in an order: 

Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 @vcczar @Reagan04 @Actinguy @Patine @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @WVProgressive @SilentLiberty @pilight @admin_270 @Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @mlcorcoran @Leuser @upandaway @jvikings1 @Rodja @Edouard @jnewt @Nentomat @Kingthero @Sunnymentoaddict @RFK/JFKfan @Mr.Blood @Zenobiyl @Wiw @MBDemSoc @ThePotatoWalrus @Alxeu @Allyn @Cenzonico @CentristGuy @Ishan @billay @wolves @RI Democrat @lizarraba @lizphairphreak @TheLiberalKitten @MysteryKnight and anyone else interested.

If you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

 

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Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.
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1 minute ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:
Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

Of course, Mao Zedong, Qin Shi Huangdi, Confucius, Hammurabi, Adolf Hitler, and Muhammed lack grand historical significance compared to a list made up entirely of Anglo-Americans - and excluding ones contributing moreso to "Progressive," rather than "Conservative," viewpoints. I REALLY think you should re-evaluate your lists, as they're blatantly based on partisan and ideological favour and NOT really the concept of real, measured historical significance, and it's far more blatant and obvious than anyone else's list here. Just a friendly pointer.

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@Patine

Yeah, it does seem like his lists are based more on what he'd like to see than who he thinks are the most influential. I can't see a single argument for Muhammad being excluded. I'd really like @Conservative Elector 2 to explain this. This list isn't about good or bad. It's about impact/influence.

 

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38 minutes ago, Patine said:

Of course, Mao Zedong, Qin Shi Huangdi, Confucius, Hammurabi, Adolf Hitler, and Muhammed lack grand historical significance compared to a list made up entirely of Anglo-Americans - and excluding ones contributing moreso to "Progressive," rather than "Conservative," viewpoints. I REALLY think you should re-evaluate your lists, as they're blatantly based on partisan and ideological favour and NOT really the concept of real, measured historical significance, and it's far more blatant and obvious than anyone else's list here. Just a friendly pointer.

 

35 minutes ago, vcczar said:

@Conservative Elector 2

@Patine

Yeah, it does seem like his lists are based more on what he'd like to see than who he thinks are the most influential. I can't see a single argument for Muhammad being excluded. I'd really like @Conservative Elector 2 to explain this. This list isn't about good or bad. It's about impact/influence.

 

I am happily explaining my rational behind my decisions. Of course I know all people mentioned here have done something which affected many people in various way and some of their decisions might affect us still, so I have to set an importance meter. It's not always easy to exclude some. Anyway to get to the point:

Mao Zedong (what did he really do for his people? I'd say the start of China's presumed super power status, began after the end of Mao's reign to be honest. He might be admired in China, but that's it basically.)

Qin Shi Huangdi (I doubt most people would know who he was. I do not hold a personal hatred against this person if you believe that (my Christian faith tells me to not even hate Hitler as hate mostly leads to more violence, but there is still a huge difference in my personal feelings on various people)... only one class at my university ever mentioned him, as far as I can recollect and that class dealt very precisely with early Chinese architecture)

Confucius (does he still have so much influence on what people are doing nowadays? Maybe East Asian societies are trying to live after his teachings, but I think these are mainly hold-outs  in some way. As far as I know there is growing opposition to the neo-Confucian way of thinking regarding work places and so on, at least in the Korean society, which is largely adapting to a new standard.

Hammurabi (same as for Qin Shi Huangdi)

Adolf Hitler (Really? One of the, if not the worst person to have ever existed, should be included? I do believe people should be remembered for a somewhat positive impact they have had on this world. We should not over-glorifying this tyrant. Same goes for people like Stalin.)

Muhammad (as you mentioned many people committed awful things in his name and it's rather difficult for me to cherish a person who laid the groundwork for evilness. I mean, I am no fan of Marx and Engels or any anti-Semitic agitator for this reason as well - I know people will remind me now on the inquisition as well, but bare in mind Jesus' teaching were entirely peaceful, he did not lead any wars by himself as far as I know.) 

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I am happily explaining my rational behind my decisions. Of course I know all people mentioned here have done something which affected many people in various way and some of their decisions might affect us still, so I have to set an importance meter. It's not always easy to exclude some. Anyway to get to the point:

Mao Zedong (what did he really do for his people? I'd say the start of China's presumed super power status, began after the end of Mao's reign to be honest. He might be admired in China, but that's it basically.)

Qin Shi Huangdi (I doubt most people would know who he was. I do not hold a personal hatred against this person if you believe that (my Christian faith tells me to not even hate Hitler as hate mostly leads to more violence, but there is still a huge difference in my personal feelings on various people)... only one class at my university ever mentioned him, as far as I can recollect and that class dealt very precisely with early Chinese architecture)

Confucius (does he still have so much influence on what people are doing nowadays? Maybe East Asian societies are trying to live after his teachings, but I think these are mainly hold-outs  in some way. As far as I know there is growing opposition to the neo-Confucian way of thinking regarding work places and so on, at least in the Korean society, which is largely adapting to a new standard.

Hammurabi (same as for Qin Shi Huangdi)

Adolf Hitler (Really? One of the, if not the worst person to have ever existed, should be included? I do believe people should be remembered for a somewhat positive impact they have had on this world. We should not over-glorifying this tyrant. Same goes for people like Stalin.)

Muhammad (as you mentioned many people committed awful things in his name and it's rather difficult for me to cherish a person who laid the groundwork for evilness. I mean, I am no fan of Marx and Engels or any anti-Semitic agitator for this reason as well - I know people will remind me now on the inquisition as well, but bare in mind Jesus' teaching were entirely peaceful, he did not lead any wars by himself as far as I know.) 

@Conservative Elector 2 Yeah, but the purpose of this list is picking the people who have influenced the world--it has nothing to do with like, dislike, good, or evil. To treat it as a list of preference or likability is to distort the meaning of the list. It isn't a popularity contests nor is it a "I wish the list looked like this." It's which 100 people have done more than the others in shaping the world today? Probably half the list will be abhorrent people. If the living embodiment of Satan showed up and murdered everyone I cared about, and then with the snap of a finger reduced the world's population to only 10%, then I'd have to vote for Satan to make the list, because he permanently chanced the world, even if I disliked him more than anyone that ever existed. 

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Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

 

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@Conservative Elector 2 Yeah, but the purpose of this list is picking the people who have influenced the world--it has nothing to do with like, dislike, good, or evil. To treat it as a list of preference or likability is to distort the meaning of the list. It isn't a popularity contests nor is it a "I wish the list looked like this." It's which 100 people have done more than the others in shaping the world today? Probably half the list will be abhorrent people. If the living embodiment of Satan showed up and murdered everyone I cared about, and then with the snap of a finger reduced the world's population to only 10%, then I'd have to vote for Satan to make the list, because he permanently chanced the world, even if I disliked him more than anyone that ever existed. 

I tried my best. I don't know if my lists look very odd to others, but if so, I am always offering to re-do them. This would maybe require me to bite the bullet but hey I am interested in working together on this project.

I also started with the intention to not pick more than 10 people each time. Guess what, I scrapped that part after a few turns, because you offered too many amazing people.

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I tried my best. I don't know if my lists look very odd to others, but if so, I am always offering to re-do them. This would maybe require me to bite the bullet but hey I am interested in working together on this project.

I also started with the intention to not pick more than 10 people each time. Guess what, I scrapped that part after a few turns, because you offered too many amazing people.

I can't force you to alter your method. The omission of Muhammad---who is routinely Top 3 on these lists---and at the Top in the most well-known 100 Influential list--just seems like a historic oversight. It would be like someone leaving Jesus off the list. 

Sticking a 10-person method might lead to a distortion because I was copy+pasting them from however they were sorted on my list. Almost all the routinely top 100 people were grouped together. I pretty much have highlighted everyone in the last few lists. 

Anyway, you're free to pick the people as you wish, but just no that this list is about influence on history and not about individual morals or ethics or faith. 

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Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

 

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Alright:

@WVProgressive and @MysteryKnight need to do this one, and then they'll be done. 

@Actinguy and @Patine need to do parts 7. 8, and 9. I'll give them until Thursday. 

@TheMiddlePolitical and @mlcorcoran are waaaaay behind. But I'll give them until Thursday to catch up. 

After this, I'll present an unranked list of 100, and then create a way of organizing it via polls that anyone can vote in. 

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:
Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

 

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It's been 19 hours. Tonight I'll move on to the next step. If @Actinguy @Patine @mlcorcoran @TheMiddlePolitical are unable to respond to the parts they haven't responded to, then I'll unfortunately have not count their votes towards out top 100. It won't be a balanced vote unless every part is responded to. Let's say, you all have until 10pm EST to respond. It shouldn't take more than 2 to 5 minutes to respond to each part, I'd wager. 

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On 6/9/2020 at 4:13 PM, vcczar said:

 

Final part of a 9 part series. After this we will arrange the top 100 in an order: 

Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 @vcczar @Reagan04 @Actinguy @Patine @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @WVProgressive @SilentLiberty @pilight @admin_270 @Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @mlcorcoran @Leuser @upandaway @jvikings1 @Rodja @Edouard @jnewt @Nentomat @Kingthero @Sunnymentoaddict @RFK/JFKfan @Mr.Blood @Zenobiyl @Wiw @MBDemSoc @ThePotatoWalrus @Alxeu @Allyn @Cenzonico @CentristGuy @Ishan @billay @wolves @RI Democrat @lizarraba @lizphairphreak @TheLiberalKitten @MysteryKnight and anyone else interested.

If you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

Sorry I took so long to get this in, I forgot to to check the forums recently 

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On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 2:13 PM, vcczar said:

 

Final part of a 9 part series. After this we will arrange the top 100 in an order: 

Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 @vcczar @Reagan04 @Actinguy @Patine @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @WVProgressive @SilentLiberty @pilight @admin_270 @Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @mlcorcoran @Leuser @upandaway @jvikings1 @Rodja @Edouard @jnewt @Nentomat @Kingthero @Sunnymentoaddict @RFK/JFKfan @Mr.Blood @Zenobiyl @Wiw @MBDemSoc @ThePotatoWalrus @Alxeu @Allyn @Cenzonico @CentristGuy @Ishan @billay @wolves @RI Democrat @lizarraba @lizphairphreak @TheLiberalKitten @MysteryKnight and anyone else interested.

If you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
Ronald Reagan Iconic conservative leader who played a large role in the worldwide movement to end Communism and the Cold War. More or less ended a half-century run on New Deal policy government at the executive level.
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
Elvis Presley "King of Rock n' Roll"; Pop culture icon who popularized rock music worldwide.
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
Umar ibn al-Khattab expanded his Islamic caliphate into an Empire, ensuring the survival and expansion of Islam. Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Iran were converted to Islam, with all but Iran becoming Arabic in culture.
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Wolfgang A Mozart One of the most well-known and influential classical musicians. A common example of child prodigy and inexhaustible genius.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
St. Augustine Influential Church Father who developed the concepts of original sin, divine grace, and predestination.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Cai Lun Invented paper. Western Civilization was deprived of this crucial invention until Baghdad started producing its own paper around 751 after a couple of Chinese papermakers were captured. Papermaking didn’t spread to Europe until the 12th century. The combination of Cai Lun’s paper and Gutenberg’s printing press did much to further the progress of human civilization by capturing and distributing the written words of our greatest minds.
Confucius His ideas were developed into a system known as Confucianism, which form the basis of Chinese tradition, culture and belief. He came up with the “Golden Rule” about 500 years before Jesus did. His direct influence is also in Korea and Japan. Indirectly, he influences the world, primarily because of China’s present influence.
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

Done. Martin Luther King, Jr was tough to cut, but he channels the Mohandas Gandhi of activism, and I've already chosen Gandhi earlier, and Franklin seems to be a much bigger contributor to the way the U.S. is envisioned in a grand sense than Washington, Jefferson, or Hamilton.

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@Patine thanks for responding to all of these. Just waiting for @Actinguy, who I’ve give an extension to since he’s got some emergency family-related things to deal with. Once he can respond, I can move to the next part. 

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Just letting y'all know that this is till going to happen. I'm just giving @Actinguy more time to respond to part 7-9 because of family and work reasons. It shouldn't take me long to calculate our top 100 once he does respond. 

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Wright Bros invented the first successful airplane.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph.
Abraham Lincoln Prevented the breakup of the United States with stellar leadership during the Civil War. Laid the foundation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Centralized the United States, which made America’s dominance in the 20th century possible. Injected Federal power into the daily lives of its citizens via homestead acts, education land grant acts, etc; first Republican president.
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of the US Declaration of Independence; leader of one of the first two US political parties; co-wrote a resolution that led to secession down the road; 3rd president; presided during the Louisiana Purchase and the International Slave Trade Ban; democratized the presidency by ending European-style pomp and circumstance.
Benjamin Franklin America's first celebrity; famous inventor, printer, statesman, civic advocate; invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove; secured the alliance with France that was necessary in winning American Independence from Great Britain.
Franklin D Roosevelt Longest-serving US president presided during the Great Depression and World War II; Forever changed the fundamentals of US government via the New Deal and strong executive actions; played a huge role in planning post-War Europe, establish relations with the Middle East, worldwide decolonization, etc.
   
Henry Ford Developed assembly-line mass production, which allowed for cheap automobiles that the middle-class could afford; saw consumerism as the key to world peace.
   
Alexander Hamilton Laid down the foundations for America's economic system, arguably the greatest economy in world history; Co-wrote the Federalists Papers, which helped ratify the Constitution; Leader of the Federalists, one of the first two national political parties.
Muhammad the founder of Islam, which quickly spread throughout Arabia in his lifetime. As a political leader, he created the first Islamic state, and initiated the first Arab conquests. He was also the author of the Quran. Islam is currently the second largest religion. Like with Jesus and other religious founders, many false believers have carried out atrocities in the name of Muhammad’s religion.
   
Adolf Hitler initiated World War II and created the holocaust. WWII led to a weaker, more peaceful Europe. The holocaust led to the creation Israel. Hitler’s Nazism is often used as an example to misrepresent both nationalistic conservatives ideologies and Socialism. Indirectly led to European Union, and United Nations. Synonym for evil and authoratarian rule or tendencies.
   
   
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
   
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
   
   
Qin Shi Huang Created the first centralized state and initiated Chinese civilization.Additionally, he standardized the written language of China, instituted the first large scale censorship in history, and initiated the Great Wall of China, which is the only human-made object observable from space.
Mao Zedong Founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most populated Communist government in history. He laid the foundations for China as a world power through reform policies. His form of communism, known as Maoism, is often an example to misrepresent Socialism.

 

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