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Assassinations That Changed The World

Julius Caesar

About 60 senators stabbed Rome's leader 23 times, according to The Telegraph. His death came a month after he was instilled as a dictator. The senate was worried the power would go to his head and that he would claim to be king, and no longer heed the senate.

His death led to civil wars, the end of Rome's time as a republic, and the beginning of its time as an empire. 1)

Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth, a 26-year-old actor, shoot Lincoln while he was on the stage five days before the conclusion of the Civil War, in Washington D.C. Some hailed his death in the South. Andrew Johnson, Lincoln's vice president, replaced him, and after the war worked to reconcile the country. Johnson was generous to the southern states during the reconstruction, resulting in stringent “black codes” that ultimately decimed the liberties of freed slaves. 2)

William McKinley

McKinley was shot at a fair in Buffalo, New York, by a 28-year-old anarchist called Leon Czolgosz. Eight days later, he passed away. 3)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip, 18, a Serbian student, shot the Archduke while driving through Sarajevo in Bosnia. Heir of Austria-Hungary, Ferdinand, was thus not taken lightly by his death. The empire proclaimed Serbian war after his death. Other countries were dragged into the war that led to World War I and more than 37 million troops were killed or wounded. 4)

Tsar Nicholas II

In a cellar Bolcheviks, a revolutionary socialist organization, shot dead the tsar, his wife, and their five children who had taken them captive for months. It was harsh and inadequately carried out since the children sewed gems in their garments so that they were kept secret. The jewels were nonetheless prolonged like bullet-proof jackets. 5)

Emiliano Zapata

At the command of the then Mexican President Venustiano Carranza, General Emiliano Zapata was killed during the Mexican Revolution. Throughout his life Zapata had struggled for impoverished farmers. He became an icon of Mexican farmers and the working class after his death. 6)

Mahatma Gandhi

The Hindu extremist on the way to the prayer of the evening assassinated Mahatma Ghandi, who successfully contributed to India's political independence from Britain in 1947. He organized several notable nonviolent rallies, including a 241-mile Indian shore march for salt, which resulted to the imprisonment of 60,000 innocent demonstrators. 7)

Congolese President Patrice Lumumba

Following a military coup that toppled his administration, the police squad, following the orders of the Belgian commander, murdered Lumumba. Seven months after the independence of Congo, the killing of Lumumba occurred. NBC News reports that his assassination leads to a growing gap in ties between the USA and Africa. According to a later investigation, the CIA was involved. 8)

South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm

After the US toppled his regime, Di Adam was murdered together with his brother behind a blinded automobile. The coup was authorized by former President John F. Kennedy, who in the 1950s before had backed his authority. Their death led to the entry into Vietnam of additional US forces. 9)

John F. Kennedy

Lee Harvey Oswald was shot twice by Kennedy, one of the country's most prominent leaders, during his drive through Dallas, Texas. His successor Lyndon B. Johnson was successfully passed two anti-segregation laws—the Civil Rights Act and the Law on the Voting Rights—with his burning complaint over Kennedy's death. 10)

Malcolm X

The members of the Nation of Islam shot Malcolm X, a sometimes contentious leader of the religion and civil rights. Before he split up, his own group, the Organization of African-American Unity, began to name a religious group, the Islam nation. 11)

Martin Luthor King Jr.

King was shot dead in Memphis by a 40-year-old robber called James Earl Ray. His activism and empowerment of speeches made King renowned. After Rosa Parks was detained because it refused to give up his seat on a bus, he organized several non-violent protests. King continues to be an emblem of hope for racial harmony after his death. 12)

Robert F. Kennedy

Sirhan Sirhan, a 24 year old Jordanian immigrant, shot Kennedy in Los Angeles, following a speech at the Ambassador Hotel. Kennedy became a Democratic Party icon after his death. His campaign centered on civil rights. His work was viewed as an eventually uniting factor for the country. The effects of his death are more difficult to measure than other countries in that list, although he recently won the primary California and took on the democratic presidential appointment. 13)

Louis Mountbatten

By placing and remotely detonating a bomb in his fishing boat, the Irish Republican Army murdered Lord Mountbatten, a military strategist and tutor for Prince Carlos. Three others were killed by the blast. The murder was supposed to indicate that even the peak of British society was not safe from IRA, because the army sought to remove Northern Ireland's British control. 14)

South Korean President Park Chung-hee

His buddy Kim Jae Kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agent, shot President Park Chung-hee in the restaurant. After a military coup in 1961, because Park had taken over the country, he ruled with a “iron hand.” Kim told South Korea that the president was killed to bring democracy back. 15)

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

Assassins pretending to be soldiers shot Sadat as he was in Cairo on Victory Day. Steden Cook, who published a book called “The struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square,” telled NPR how many were ambivalent about his position as a politician, while the country was shocked by his passing. This was due to several of his term choices. Egypt changed its leadership. He pulled out of Russia and moved closer to the United States. Then few years later, he also began a war with Israel. 16)

Indira Gandhi

Two of her Sikh bodyguards shot Gandhi who was the country's leader for 15 years. It was in response to Gandhi's killing that the army had raided the Golden Temple, the most sacred Sikh sanctuary, to dispel the Sikh separatists inside. Gandhi's death triggered widespread violence. Within days the mobs murdered thousands of Sikhs, and the violence was not stopped and instigated by many police and governmental officials. 17)

Rajiv Gandhi

Gandhi became prime minister after his mother's death, but a Tamil Tigers suicide bomber murdered him in southern India. He was not in office at the time and ran to be prime minister once more. After sending hundreds of troops to help Sri Lanka battle the Tigers four years earlier, Gandhi had become an adversary of the Tamil Tigers, a terrorist organisation from Sri Lanka. 18)

Yitzhak Rabin

Rabin was fired at by Yigal Amir, a Jewish right-wing law student. Rabin has tried to achieve Israel-Palestine peace. When he met Palestine two years earlier, he moved things to attempt to build a route for Palestine to become independent. But Amir did not want Palestine to be peaceful and his Rabin murder succeeded in this aspect. 19)

Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko

A tea lapped with a radioactive toxin called Polonium was used to assassinate Litvinenko. It was the only time this type of murder was reported. Following official investigations, the former KGB guard of body Andrei Lugovoi and a complicity were administered the poison, and Russian President Vladimir Putin “maybe” ordered that the killing be carried out. Litvinenko had been a goal since in a Spanish inquiry he was going to testify regarding Putin's regime. 20)

Benazir Bhutto

After the gathering, a 15-year-old suicide bomber murdered Bhutto, Pakistan's first female prime minister. The exact reason has been disputed, since her party's members stated that she died before the explosion from bullets wounds. After spending eight years outside the nation, she had just returned to Pakistan a few months before her appointment as a prime minister. The demonstrations passed across the cities immediately following her death, and people set fire to trains. 21)

Osama Bin Laden

At former President Barack Obama's command, US Special Forces shot Bin Laden, accountable for September 11 terrorist attacks. This was one of the most effective murders in the US, considering it was a terrorist commander and not an official state. 22)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Baghdadi has also been murdered by US soldiers. ISIS's death was a blow, but it wasn't paralyzed. Brookings said the terrorist organization had been put to death by Baghdadi, which meant that the group was not to do additional terrorist activities, but had to focus on its survival. This was another effective killing, considering Baghdadi had no relations with a known state, like Osama bin Laden had. 23)

Qassem Soleimani

The killing by Drone assault of Soleimani near Baghdad airport was authorized by President Donald Trump. Soleimani was the Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander and reported the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader. While in the United States he was considered to be a terrorist, he was praised in Iran. Following his death, tensions reached a height of fever between the two countries. Iran pledged vengeance. The aim was to get America to abandon the Near East, Khamenei stated. It started an air raid in Iraq on two American bases, but no one was wounded. 24)

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