Winston Churchill Achievements

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Regarded by many as the greatest Briton ever, Winston Churchill was most known for leading Great Britain successfully during World War II, his drive for a better Britain. Though Churchill lost elections after the war, he did serve another term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Before World War II, he held several prominent positions in the parliament, including President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Churchill was also a prominent non-fiction writer and won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature ( With a long resume of successful accomplishments, many would think that Churchill was a perfect leader. Though Churchill…show more content…
This being said, Churchill should be seen as more of a barbaric, race-driven, intolerant, machiavellian savage rather than the British hero of the century. Churchill was very unpredictable when it came to making big decisions, one of the more famous acts was “Operation Unthinkable.” As stated by Oliver Operation Unthinkable was the idea of allying with the remaining German forces to launch a surprise attack against the Soviets. When their armies moved through Europe and into Berlin, Churchill thought the best thing to do was to surprise them by means of completely switching sides. He had been angered that the Red Army had been able to swifty advance into Berlin unchallenged by the armies of the Allies. His response to this was “Operation Unthinkable,” a secret plan to invade the Soviet Union. Though the Soviets were a big threat, few agreed with Churchill’s plan. He was accused by the Chief of the Army of simply “longing for another war”(Oliver). The idea of attacking the Soviets in “Operation Unthinkable”…show more content…
He believed that whites were on top as the superior race, far below whites were Indians and Africans. It also led him to believe that some truly terrible things were justifiable. For example, Churchill expressed that the genocide of the indigenous people of America and Australia was not “a great wrong” (Heyden). Churchill even wanted to bombard the Kurds with chemical attacks ( Churchill had gases that would make victims cough up blood and vomit uncontrollably, and he saw no reason not to use those weapons. He wrote in a letter that “I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes” and also said that anyone against his plan to use chemical warfare is “Squeamish” (Oliver). That being said, Churchill did not want any “squeamish” people either. He was a strong supporter of sterilizing what he called “the unfit,” to cut them out of the population. Churchill wanted to create a British utopia and was willing to do what it takes in order to achieve just that. One philosophy that Churchill adopted from Machiavelli was that they both believed in that the “ends justify means” by taking out “the unfit” Churchill was doing what he needed to do in order to create a stronger Britain. He wrote that the mentally handicapped and unwell “constitute a national and race danger which is impossible to exaggerate” In 1907, he supported a recommendation to sterilize the mentally

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