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Who do you think the most over rated person in history is and why?

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    (Original post by soempty)
    John F Kennedy. Been president for relative short time, was involved in a big crisis solution of which wasn't his own victory at all. Failed at Cuba invasion which is forgetten. However he is one of the most known modern American presidents.
    You can't be serious? JFK was a great president and a great man!
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    Overrated: Obama

    Underrated: Isambard Brunel.
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    This is gonna be controversial - Maggie Thatcher
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    :badger:<-- this badger. Its not even that cute!
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    Interesting question.

    Hmmm ... JK Rowling. Reason: she basically nicked a lot of Greek mythology, shoved it all into a boarding school setting and is a pretty poor writer.
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    Winston Churchill. WWII, and his oratory, was a lucky break after the calamity at Gallipoli. He was also a hardcore supporter of British imperialism, vehemently backed our Nazi-sympathizing king, Edward VIII, and committed one of history's most severe war crimes by vaporizing Dresden.
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    (Original post by tomclarky)
    I disagree.

    I'm with you bro.


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    (Original post by miser)
    One that springs to mind is Thomas Edison. The reasons are pretty well summed up by The Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
    repped

    good answer
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    Princess Diana .
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    100% Malcolm X

    /next thread

    people who negged me can g the f-o
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    Adolf Hitler. Although he was at the apex of the movement, in practice he was quite lazy and it was only his oratorical ability that was of use to the Nazis rather than, as many people believe, him forcing a certain ideology. So basically the rest of the nutter Nazis would have been just as bad without Hitler as long as they found someone else who could rally people!
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    (Original post by Mrkingpenguin)
    Henry VIII. He was voted as one of the top 10 Britons ever in recent polls and to be honest I think if people really studied him they would change their mind.



    Most underated...: Henry VII, possibly the best King England's ever had.
    This.
    Also; Elizabeth I as overrated and Richard III underrated (theres no proof he murdered his nephews okay!)
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    (Original post by Suetonius)
    Winston Churchill. WWII was a lucky break after the calamity at Gallipoli. He was also a hardcore supporter of British imperialism, and committed one of history's most severe war crimes by vaporizing Dresden.
    Beaten to it.

    Ronald Reagan is also one that comes to mind, though.
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    Princess Diana
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    Ghandi.
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    Tupac...Okay he was good, but WAY over rated
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    (Original post by soempty)
    John F Kennedy. Been president for relative short time, was involved in a big crisis solution of which wasn't his own victory at all. Failed at Cuba invasion which is forgotten. However he is one of the most known modern American presidents.
    Dared to speak out about our owners and was then shot in the head for his trouble.
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    (Original post by mevidek)
    Mother Teresa. Yes she did good things, but many other people do more things to help others, and she was very bigoted.
    I'm with you Bro
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8MDnuUsE4


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    Guy Fawkes, seen as he's only famous for doing one thing, which he never actually did.
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    Saint George, because he never existed.

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