History UsefulNotes / WinstonChurchill

23rd Sep '17 8:34:16 PM nombretomado
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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.

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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), UsefulNotes/BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.
22nd Sep '17 2:16:44 PM kazokuhouou
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* A throwaway line in ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' implies that Churchill was one of Kingsman's founders.
30th Aug '17 4:57:45 PM nombretomado
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He was also notably racist, like many people at the time. He held white-supremacist views, including the idea of an Aryan master race (an idea he shared with his enemy, AdolfHitler). He was also known for supporting eugenics, at one time even suggesting that 100,000 "degenerate Britons" should be forcibly sterilized or put in labour camps. He was also especially known for supporting the British Empire. Both have to be taken in the context of the time, however, with eugenics being wildly popular until Nazism showed the dark side of it, and that most Brits of the time were pro-Empire.

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He was also notably racist, like many people at the time. He held white-supremacist views, including the idea of an Aryan master race (an idea he shared with his enemy, AdolfHitler).UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler). He was also known for supporting eugenics, at one time even suggesting that 100,000 "degenerate Britons" should be forcibly sterilized or put in labour camps. He was also especially known for supporting the British Empire. Both have to be taken in the context of the time, however, with eugenics being wildly popular until Nazism showed the dark side of it, and that most Brits of the time were pro-Empire.
22nd Aug '17 5:14:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* There is a duology of TV biopics made by Creator/TheBBC and {{Creator/HBO}}, released in 2002 and 2009: ''The Gathering Storm'' (named for the first chapter of his book), and ''Film/IntoTheStorm2009'' (named for one of his war-time speeches), the former talking about his "wilderness years" in political exile in the years before the Second War as the threat loomed on the horizon, and the later about his greatest moments in the war and through it. Churchill is portrayed by Creator/AlbertFinney in the first film and Brendan Gleeson in the second.

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* There is a duology of TV biopics made by Creator/TheBBC and {{Creator/HBO}}, released in 2002 and 2009: ''The Gathering Storm'' (named for the first chapter of his book), and ''Film/IntoTheStorm2009'' (named for one of his war-time speeches), the former talking about his "wilderness years" in political exile in the years before the Second War as the threat loomed on the horizon, and the later about his greatest moments in the war and through it. Churchill is portrayed by Creator/AlbertFinney in the first film and Brendan Gleeson Creator/BrendanGleeson in the second.
26th Jul '17 12:49:11 PM Piterpicher
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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.

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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that MahatmaGandhi UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.
8th Jul '17 2:09:52 PM TrollBrutal
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He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, the most any party had taken at the time, and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory).

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He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, but the most any party had taken at the time, Conservatives won by 26 seats and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory).
victory.
8th Jul '17 6:45:21 AM WaterBlap
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He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, the most any party had taken at the time, and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory (in the same way that UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush won the 2000 and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump won the 2016 presidential elections in the USA).

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He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, the most any party had taken at the time, and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory (in the same way that UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush won the 2000 and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump won the 2016 presidential elections in the USA).
victory).
1st Jul '17 1:13:17 PM Jagger
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However, he also had a negative side frequently overlooked in British popular history. He held racist white-supremacist views (including the concept of an Aryan master race) and supported eugenics (at one time suggesting 100,000 Britons should be sterilized), and was involved in a number of atrocities in nations ruled or invaded by the British Empire, including the Bengal famine of 1943 (where millions of Bengalis died), concentration camps in Kenya (with up to a million Kenyans detained), chemical weapons in Iraq, and massacres in Sudan and Afghanistan. In former British colonies, particularly those of the Indian subcontinent, Churchill is remembered in a negative light, in contrast to his positive reputation in Britain.

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However, he also had a negative dark side frequently overlooked in British popular history. He held racist white-supremacist views (including the concept of an Aryan master race) and supported eugenics (at one time suggesting 100,000 Britons should be sterilized), and was involved in a number of atrocities in nations ruled or invaded by the British Empire, including the Bengal famine of 1943 (where millions of Bengalis died), concentration camps in Kenya (with up to a million Kenyans detained), chemical weapons in Iraq, and massacres in Sudan and Afghanistan. In former British colonies, particularly those of the Indian subcontinent, Churchill is remembered in a negative light, in contrast to his positive reputation in Britain.



Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as taking too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.

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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as taking draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.
30th Jun '17 10:34:31 PM Jagger
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Churchill supported the use of poisonous gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been rebelling against British rule during the Iraqi revolt. That said, the latter could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it.

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Churchill supported the use of poisonous gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been rebelling against British rule during the Iraqi revolt. That said, the latter it could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, restraint to some extent, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it.
30th Jun '17 10:33:07 PM Jagger
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Churchill supported the use of non-lethal gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been attacking those under nominal British protection. That said, the latter could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it.

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Churchill supported the use of non-lethal poisonous gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been attacking those under nominal rebelling against British protection.rule during the Iraqi revolt. That said, the latter could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it.
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