Civilization does not just happen. It is the result of the efforts of thousands of people around the world working in governments to ensure that the staples of civilization are available: food, water, health, and comfort. Becoming the leader of a nation takes decades of experience, or moments of nepotism, or billions of dollars, or an army of rabid, well-armed followers. National leaders around the world come from humble beginnings as the sons of former dictators, or sons of former presidents, or local community organizers, to rise in the ranks of their parties, using social skills, brilliant policies, and/or bloodthirsty militias until one day, they can lay claim to the title of head of state.
Just because one doesn't know about world leaders does not make one safe from their actions. It could be argued that world leaders who stay away from the spotlight are potentially the most capable of having unseen influence. Of course, even the famous world leaders we think we know so well may have more to them than meets the eye. Western governments are just as prone to presidential myth-making as eastern ones, even if individual nations bestow upon their head of state the title of "Dear Leader." Do you have "Commons" knowledge? Can you parlay your parliamentary savvy into points? Are facts about world leaders part of your political "Diet"? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz!