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Educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, he became (1894) an officer in the 4th hussars. On leave in 1895, he saw his first military action in Cuba as a reporter for London's Daily Graphic...
Joseph J. Stalin
1879–1953, Soviet Communist leader and head of the USSR from the death of V. I. Lenin (1924) until his own death...
Charles De Gaulle
In The Army of the Future (1934, tr. 1941) he foresaw and futilely advocated for France the mechanized warfare by which Germany was to conquer France in 1940...
He grew up on a farm near Independence, Mo., worked at various jobs, and tended the family farm. He served as a captain of field artillery in France in World War I...
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Through both his father, James Roosevelt, and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, he came of old, wealthy families...
Officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy...
The British Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries and states including the UK, which were once part of the British Empire but are now independent...
Officially French Republic, republic...
Officially United States of America, republic...
Mandarin Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo [central glorious people's united country; i.e., people's republic], officially People's Republic of China, country...
(Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR) Former federal republic, successor to the Russian Empire and the world's first communist state...
Water route along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans...