Can We Guess Your Favorite World Leader?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

World leaders are as different as the places they represent. Certain countries tend to produce the same type of leader because their culture expects certain qualities from its leaders. Some leaders become historical touchstones we look to for examples in times of crisis. Teddy Roosevelt said that no great general is known until he is used in war, so some leaders don't come to the fore until the time is right to put their skills to work.

While the United States has produced many memorable and inspiring world leaders, so too have many other nations. Nelson Mandella was a great world leader long before he actually held any elected office. Mahatma Gandhi was a world leader as well, achieving his fame not from enacting legislation, but through fasting and peaceful demonstration.

So what do you prize in world leaders? Do you look for silver-tongued salespeople capable of talking their enemies into backing down? Inspiring political leaders who call to our highest ideals and risk all for the success of their people? Or do you prefer pragmatists who do what they can within the confines of their political environment? We are sure that if you take this quiz, we can guess which world leader is your ideal statesman.

How do you view countries other than your own?

How do you respond to threats?

How generous are you?

Do you donate to charity?

Do you relish the chance to prove yourself in battle?

Do you like to go on adventures in your spare time?

What is your vice?

How likable are you, one on one?

How witty are your quips?

Can you stick to a script?

Do your people broadly support you?

Can you govern if everything is fine?

When you consider your goals, is there an achievable finish line?

Do you get on well with your professional peers?

How unorthodox is your approach to your job?

How good looking are you?

What kind of shape are you in?

What sport do you enjoy the most?

Do you have any children?

Where do you rate yourself from left to right wing?

How large a role does your spouse play in your professional life?

Do you surround yourself with sycophants?

How good are you at seeing things from the side of your opponents?

How good are you with compromise?

How charming are you?

How much do you value success?

How much do you value the trappings of success?

How many times have you been married?

What is the worst health problem you've experienced?

How do you view your nation's biggest trading partner?

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