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I am not sure how many people acutally view him as a hero even in his country, if you think of all the Cuban refugees that came over to the US becasue of him and the celebration when he was ill and it was said that he was dead

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You can't base the opinio of a country on the actions of a few, one of my friends went to cuba, illegally but that's not the point, and when he came back he said that absolutely every person he had talked to while there LOVED Fidel, he said it was something akin to hero worship.

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Alexander the Great- hands down. Never lived a more brilliant general (in my opinion) but it's his attitude toward expansion and history that makes him my pick.

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Nelson Mandela.

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cdsg,

Communist dictators shoot people who don't like 'em. Just bear that in mind. And hero worship is only natural under such a threat and the fact that you've totally bombarded from a child with propaganda images. North Korea is a nice little comparison.

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I'm not saying that he's my hero, I believe that we were talking about heros that many people would think unconventional. i mearly brought it up as a point of fact in this line of conversation.

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You hate communism, you hate communists, you are not objective, no need to elaborate.

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Fish, I am sorry to say that, as you have never lived in a socialist (not communist, because communism hasn't been established yet) country and your only sources I believe come from the strongly anti-communist West, you have no idea about what has been happening in Cuba. Socialism saved Cuba from the pro-american Batista regime, which was oppressive and harmful to the Cuban people. That is why Cubans view Castro as a hero. They owe their freedom to the revolutionaries who overthrew Batista. You are as indoctrinated to capitalism as the Cubans are to socialism. So stop it.

My heroes and heroines of history are the volunteers who fought in the Spanish civil war. They left their homes behind and went on the Spanish front, showing solidarity such as today's world can only dream of.

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Joan of Arc accepted and accomplished what anybody would have to say was the most impossible and burdensome task ever imposed on a human being.


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William Wallace. Whether he actually existed or not, just the idea is enough.

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and what about William Wallace?

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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William Wallace. Whether he actually existed or not, just the idea is enough.


For heros that may be more myth then fact I would have to say Robin Hood and King Arthur are among my faveorites.

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If you want an contriversial choice I would pick Vlad the Imapler of whom it is said the legend of Dracula comes from. There is still a divide today between people that think he is a hero, or a villan.


I think he was a hero besides His odd practices atleast to his people. and what makes a hero a hero anyway ? how do u weigh valor ? there are soo many names to name and many who well deserve it. but i think i choose Mr.paine writer of "common sense" the result of his document and they way he wrote it was the revolution . and i think it is fair to say the worl would be much different had america not been established . for bett or worse .

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my hero would be Skenderbeg who was a guy who freed albanians


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