- Churchill spoke out
He was one of the most powerful voices to speak out against the dangers posed by Hitler and Nazi Germany. After the Second World War, Churchill warned about the danger posed by Communist Soviet Union.
- Churchill kept Britain in the War
Churchill's government kept Britain in the war in 1940. Could D-Day and the liberation of Europe have happened without a base in Britain? Would Hitler's Nazi regime and the Holocaust have been stopped?
- Churchill's words are still being used
Churchill's words are still often quoted (and misquoted) by politicians and celebrities. He coined or popularized phrases like "Finest Hour", "Never give in," and "Iron Curtain", and he showed that words can make a difference in mobilising public opinion.
- Churchill helped forge the wartime alliance, known as the "special relationship" between the United States and Britain
There is still much talk about whether there is a "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain. This is part of Churchill's legacy.
Some say that he saved the Western world through his leadership and use of words. What type of modern-day leadership are you planning for yourself?
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