AbdulAziz ibn Saud
King Farouk of Egypt
Pilsudski and Sikorski of Poland
give yourself extra credit in your mind if you knew any of them.
Genuinely sorry to disappoint.
Nevertheless, another good quiz by kalbahamut :)
Anyway, in short, Atlee was totally insignificant to the course of the world wars. He assumed office *after* war in the European theater had been won. The Americans were still fighting the Japanese at that point, but Atlee had nothing to do with it. Truman saw the war through to its ultimate end, and made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It makes no sense to equate the two.
It would be nice to see people being a bit more generous to Clement Attlee, a decent politician who sadly came to power at the wrong time. Nevertheless, a very good quiz.
The fact that the major powers most involved in the Pacific were Japan, Russia, the USA, and China aside... British India recaptured Axis-controlled territory in the Spring of 1945. Australia, which was sort of independent of the British Empire in 1945 and sort of not, participating in the Borneo campaign against Japanese forces there in July 1945. Attlee didn't become Prime Minister until July 26, 1945. He was about as important to the outcome of the World Wars as Donald Trump.
2. I don't know. Never read much about him.
3. Not nearly as significant or well-known as Tojo.
If Quizmaster ever asks me to revisit this quiz, perhaps to expand it, I'd be happy to add back on some of the Polish leaders and perhaps a few others. And I might consider either adding Curtin or changing Menzies to Curtin, if for no other reason then on the grounds that he seems to be more famous and more associated with WW2 than Menzies at least within Australia.
But I'm not going to touch the quiz until and unless Dan requests it. If he wants to re-feature an expanded, revised version, I'll take another look. I could fix the Wilhelm type-in at the same time if this occurs.
I had absolutely no idea who the Ottoman leader was, I just knew many of them held the title "Pasha".
I think I was going to change this and then forgot or got lazy and never updated the quiz.
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