PS: The 2010 Dekade: Persons of International Interest

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Preface:

I don't know, if polls are allowed, if they touch political content. But I've also seen that there are social issues picked up in some polls. So - how political may a poll be? Where is the border?

Intro:

Which of these persons of international interests is your favorite? Discuss here.

Rules:

Living persons with political, financial or social heavyweight. The biggest influencers on earth, no second row - which means something like people who are the biggest of their countries and have to be known through news media. No dead persons, except they had a very big role in the 2010s.  Rules are pretty expendable on tat issue. ;D

Link: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093121482/

Poll: ?

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Breumaster

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  • curious

Posted 7 months ago

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Gitte Løyche

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No 1: Greta Thunberg - No 2: Angela Merkel - and you may keep the rest!
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albstein

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Easily Greta, although she is the least powerful of them.

FYC:
Xi Jinping, president of the People's Republic of China (2012-)
Narenda Modi, prime minister of India (2014-)
Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran (1989-)
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Thank you, albstein. :D
These three you mentioned are pretty good. I've put them to the list. It would be nice, if you'd put the line of leaders to your contribution. Otherwise I would look for it. :D
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Hallo albstein. :)
Wäre schön, wenn Du noch die nummer der präsidentschaft, etc. nachreichen würdest. :) Sonst muss ich halt suchen. ;) Einfach wie in den Beispielen. Danke fürs Teilnehmen. ;)
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Xi Jinping: 7th President
Narendra Modi (sorry for the error; I wrote Narenda): 14th Prime Minister
Ali Khamenei: 2nd Supreme Leader
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Breumaster

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Thank you albstein. :D
That decreased a lot of work for me. :)
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Breumaster

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P.S.: Those people don't have necessarily to be politician. They have to be the ones, who moved something. That can also be bad guys. Look at the examples, please! ;)
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I don't know for the decade, but for the last 4 years, I think that Trump has been the most influential person in the world.
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Breumaster

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Ok, I take that so. :D
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo, great point there. I'm not against her and her points, but whenever I see her I just can't wondering, whether her willpower is enough and whether it could crumble under the initial pressure. It's a bit disturbing already to see the amounts of hate she receives from strangers on a daily level. 

It's dangerous to be a symbol for anything and at any age. One hell of a job.
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Well, Greta Thunberg is no Macaulay Culkin and no Michael Jackson, which both were kids beneath the age of ten years, when they had their high-time. They had no borders and no suitable care. But these were other times, it's 30 years later now. I'm pretty sure that Mrs. Thunberg has a staff of people behind her to help her to cope with attacks of opposing groups. I guess they'll have some psychologists on board. She had the initial idea to start this at age of 16 and even her parents couldn't get that out of her mind. Sometimes even young people do what they do and some are not really stopable, because their will is so strong. What would have been an alternative? Putting her into a mental health clinic to cleanse that weired ideas out of her? I don't think so. There are so many poeple standing behind her. Don't underestimate the whole movement. Environment activist always stood sticked together in past. If she was male, no one would complain about. She gets strong headwind. This is her time of learning to cope with that. Jackson and Culkin suffered on never having real headwind. So they got loose in decadence. After all, if she would really fail, she still would have no problem to find a job in the environment industry. She still could sell solar pannels or wind turbines. But I believe she's a fighter. She has her chances and takes it.
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Beside the discussion if that is good or bad for Greta Thunberg, I think she is a worthy candidate for standing on this list, because she started a worldwide youth movement since 2018, which is clearly in the last decade. And since then, she is in the news over and over again. Don't you think she is a worthy candidate for this list? ;D
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I love this explanation: He is the pope!
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greta...then angela....
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albstein

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I have been very critical of Angela but looking at the other leaders, I'm almost glad we have her...
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MST3K (and Narnia) is Awesome

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My pick: Col.
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albstein

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Also FYC:

Larry Page, CEO of Google (2011-15; probably the third, following himself and Eric Schmidt) and Google's parent Alphabet (2015-19, the first)
Shinzo Abe, 63st Prime Minister of Japan (2012-)
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Problem: We got no image of Larry Page. We got to put him on the list without an image.
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albstein

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Okay.
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Breumaster

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I've put him to the list anyway. Google is a number for sure! ;D
So I take this blank image, but maybe we would find a fitting image.
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Wrote:
Founder of Tesla, pioneer of electric mobility.
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BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️

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Elon Musk: The Man, The Myth, The Beast ... oh, and The Meme.
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Funny. ;D
Ok, I let my own words stay. That's ok. Thank you for contributing. :)
(wanted to keep it more realistic and a little more sober)
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BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️

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It's okay. I wasn't serious either.

Btw, he's also the founder of SpaceX.
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Breumaster

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Yo, I've put that to the option. Thank you for completing.
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albstein

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By the way, it's "Decade" in English.
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BONAFIDE BOSS:
I am! What about that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr1bLLvsbh0
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albstein:
Thank you! I corrected that. :D
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albstein

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Decade → Dekade
Combat → Kombat

K instead of C looks like a stylization in English.
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BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️

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^

Yeah, I thought you did that on purpose.
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albstein:
Sometimes, I do not answere as I should. When I wrote the k in the title, I ran in German mode. And I'm still fan of the wrong written c --> k in Mortal Kombat. ;) The edgy K also looks more aggressive than the round C. That makes sense. But I know that my title was obviously wrong written. ;) ... Since you told me. ;)
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My vote will likely go to Col Needham. I sincerely consider that IMDb is underrated as a global thing that aids everything: actual industry, education, researches ranging from independent small ones to much larger company-based, promotion, archiving... There are downsides. Everything has at least some. But results are already so large it's painful to see how neglectful people could be towards this website. To think that something so global began with a simple list of movies seen not unlike one I'm conducting on a daily basis always brings me in awe and fascination. 

I really like the selection so far, by the way. It's rather neutral (which is how it is supposed to be) and really is based on the impact of certain figures. I'm not exactly proud of entry from my country, to be honest, but impact of the person is indisputable. It's just that it's also rather unclear and kind of destabilizing so far.  
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I'm still not sure whom of them I like the most. But there are some on the list I don't really like. But to be neutral, they have to be on the list. Col Needham is one of my personal plus-candidates. ;D
Always look on the bright side of life. :D
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Any other 2010s party crasher?
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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45th president of the United States of America
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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He was the first I've put to the list. Btw ...
Is it to the list or on the list?
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Breumaster

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He was the first I've put to the list. Btw ...
Is it to the list or on the list?
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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On
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Breumaster

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Thank you.
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Peter, Champion

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FYC:

Justin Trudeau
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Peter:
Thank you! :D I've put Mr. Trudeau to the list.
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About prime ministers, presidents and so on, ....
do these titles have to be written capitalized? (in the options)
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They can be, but I don't think they have to be.
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Officially, yes "Prime Minister is capitalized.

I have another question, I know Justin Trudeau ( I'm Canadian), but I don't know how he marked the decade outside Canada. 

Yes, he is Prime Minister of Canada, but Stephen Harper was too until 2015. 
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Peter:
Thank you for finding out.
So I'll have to capitalize the titles. I will do.
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Breumaster

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Not interesting enough?
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I think that your poll is too focused on the last half of the decade, this is maybe why it is not going live.

It is also very political,  I don't believe that IMDb is willing to take part in that.
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Thank you.
Please give me some persons of interest of the first half of the last decade.
I would prefer that IMDb tells me that and makes clear that this suggestion is not
wanted. So I wouldn't care about it anymore and delete the list.
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FYC: Mohammad bin Salman, 12th Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He seems to be the de facto ruler of the country, or at least the royal family's most active member. One of the key players in the Middle East; remember that Trump's first foreign trip was to Saudi Arabia. Just saw a documentary about "MbS" and his involvement in the Khashoggi case on arte (German).
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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You know you're important when your name becomes an acronym
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Breumaster

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I've put him on the list, but shortened the text a little to avoid "complications".
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albstein

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Of course! What I wrote was just chit-chat.
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Hi, Pencho. :D
I'll put them both on the list, but tomorrow. Gotta sleep now. ;)
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Thank you, pencho.
Both are on the list now. :D
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Well, Col Needam basically ... uh ... made me into a cinephile, so I guess there is that.

I aim to be as politically neutral as possible as well, which may be a contributing factor to my pick.
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Capitated the titles of the international leaders in politics and kingdoms.
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:) @ "Capitated"

Some of those guys should be DEcapitated :D
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Abi:
I'm trying to be neutral to give people really the chance to pick their favorite.
If this really goes online, you can pick who ever you want, and for the "other"
guys you can throw some darts on the screen. ;)
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Another option is another Brazilian president Lula da Silva, I would say he is more important than Bolsonaro, who only lead a group of people trying to stop the popularity of the left wing leader.

da Silva was considered the most important person in the Latin American left, he had a big influence outside his country, and still is a major figure in Brazil.
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Pencho15:
That's interesting. I will put him on the list. Would you do a favour and give me a smaller, but still informing text for Mr. Lula Da Silva? I want the necessary information for the poll in a as small as can text. Would you, please? Thank you. :D
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To paraphrase Elmo, "You know you're important when your name becomes an -ism": The concept of Lulism derives from Lula and influences leaders even in other Latin American countries.
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Pencho?
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Sorry Breu. I had missed your first message.

It could be: 35th President of Brazil, and leader of the Latin American left.
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Thank you, Pencho. :D
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FYC:


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Drosten has become very famous here because of a daily podcast and other media appearances. He presents the facts calmly, is always straightforward about where his own expertise ends, and admits occasional mistakes. The country listens attentively to him. That's why I initially mentioned him, even though the relevance of his media presence seems to be limited to Germany.

Anthony Fauci is also a good idea, and perhaps WHO director Tedros Adhanom.
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I'll think of it. The number of options is nearly reached. ;)
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Dr. Fauci is on the list. ;) To put Adhanom on the list, I would have to skip another person. I don't want to.
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German virologist, discoverer and researcher of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-Cov), building the research-base for testing methods in 2012 which is also the base for the fight against the actual COVID-19-pandemic
I think what you mean is "the current COVID-19 pandemic" (aktuell = current; actual = eigentlich)
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Thank you, albstein. :D
I changed it into "current".
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Since there are no new entries, the list looks like ready to go! :D
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'Good one, Breu!

'Two small suggested edits in the intro:

Which of these persons of international interest of the 2010s decade is your favorite?

FYC:

Hillary Clinton: The 67th U.S. Secretary of State (from 2009-2013; appointed by Barack Obama) and the first female Presidential Nominee of a major party in the U.S. (2016)

Bashar al-Assad: President of Syria since 2000; subject of investigations by the International Criminal Court for war crimes
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Hi, ruby. :D
Thank you for your suggestions, I've put them on the list.
The question is corrected, too. :)
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Changed the order of the list a little. I think it would be ready to go online. :D
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