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Favorite non-western political figures?

triangle.128k
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4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?
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4/12/2016 12:15:45 AM
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4/12/2016 1:28:40 AM
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4/12/2016 2:06:39 AM
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At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?

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4/12/2016 2:51:05 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?

Meiji Emperor
Lee Kuan Yew
Chulalongkorn
Genghis Khan
Kublai Khan
Ulugh Beg
Yang Jian
Muawiyah I
Abd al-Rahman I
Al-Hakam II
Harun al-Rashid
Shah Jahan
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4/12/2016 4:25:14 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
There's many, but here's the first five that came to mind:
Deng Xiaoping
Xi Jinping
Sun Zhongshan
Aung San Suu Kyi
Confucius
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4/12/2016 4:15:55 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?

Living or Dead?
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4/12/2016 4:19:12 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people who aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?
Are we counting the following nations?
Israel
Australia
Russia
Turkey
New Zealand
BrendanD19
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4/12/2016 5:08:30 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?

Jamal Zahalka
Haneen Zoabi
Uri Avnery
Ayman Odeh
Mohammed Mossadegh
Ilan Gilon
Yasser Arafat
Edward Said
Basel Ghattas
Avraham Burg
Aung San Suu Kyi
Sun Yat Sen
Jawaharlal Nehru
Simion Bolivar
Salvador Allende
Evo Morales
Jose Mujica
Oscar Romero
Saleh Muslim
Desmond Tutu
Mohamed Brahmi
Kamal Jumblatt
Walid Jumblatt
Selahattin Demirta#1;
Ertuğrul K"rk""
Sebahat Tuncel
And Many others
triangle.128k
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4/12/2016 7:05:08 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 4:19:12 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people who aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?
Are we counting the following nations?
Israel
Australia
Russia
Turkey
New Zealand

I think Australia and NZ would count as western, since they do have Anglo roots like with USA and Canada. The other countries I guess could count as non-western.
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4/12/2016 7:05:43 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 7:05:08 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 4/12/2016 4:19:12 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people who aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?
Are we counting the following nations?
Israel
Australia
Russia
Turkey
New Zealand

I think Australia and NZ would count as western, since they do have Anglo roots like with USA and Canada. The other countries I guess could count as non-western.

Ok.....
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4/12/2016 7:06:54 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/12/2016 4:15:55 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 4/12/2016 12:12:18 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
When you ask most westerners about who their favorite ideological influences are, the responses you hear would hardly be people whom aren't in Western Europe or the Anglosphere.

So who are some of your favorite political figures outside the western world?

Living or Dead?

Either is fine.