Who was the most successful ruler in history?

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Based on all of the factors of success combined overall: keeping their people in check, expanding their realm in terms of wealth and influence, securing their position in terms of uprisings, foreign enemies, etc.

Again, this is overall and based on all the factors - just because a particular leader in history led great military campaigns does not mean their domestic leadership was any good.

Who takes the top spot?
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Based on all of the factors of success combined overall: keeping their people in check, expanding their realm in terms of wealth and influence, securing their position in terms of uprisings, foreign enemies, etc.
Franco
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Elizabeth I
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Elizabeth I
I agree, though the defeat of the Spanish Armada was mostly based on luck rather than pure military prowess.
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Frederick II of Prussia.
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Joffrey Baratheon


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Allah (swt)
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Frederick II of Prussia.
lol, you are the only person I know who could casually give such an answer just off the top of your head.
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Gordon Brown
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Gordon Brown
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Genghis Khan*
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Genghis Khan*
Beat me to it :unimpressed:
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Alexander the Great
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Queen Victoria
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lol, you are the only person I know who could casually give such an answer just off the top of your head.
Well, he turned a disparaged set of small feudal possessions into a great power. He was a philosopher and transformed his administration and laws into a coherent system, forty years before Napoleon. He won two major wars, including the Seven Years War. His situation was however desperate as he fought France, Austria, and Russia, the three main land superpowers of the time, but still managed to win by personally commanding his armies.
I don't see someone more qualified for this title.
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Ronald Reagan :love:
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JFK
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Jean-Claude Junker.
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If I had to pick, it would be Alexander the Great. After all, he did bring an end to the tyranny of the Persians, created an empire from Albania to Afghanistan, and left behind a ginormous legacy that is still making an impact to this very day. He was never defeated in battle, he created numerous famous cities (Alexandria, Egypt, for example), built tons of monuments that we still cherish today, and died a hero. It's too bad he didn't live on for longer. Who knows what would have become of the Ancient, and our Modern, world if he had?
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David Cameron. Oh wait...
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