Who Will Be Seen as the Most Important Figure of the 20th Century?

My probably premature suggestion (as Chou En Lai famously said of the French Revolution: ‘it’s too early to say’, though some have suggested he was talking about the 1968 events and dolt Kissinger misunderstood) is Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997), as he was the person who set China on its current path to global dominance and he did it relatively single handed to begin with, but I guess with a lot of help from Mao Tse Tung, who showed everyone what they did not want. 

Anyway, here is Uncle Deng

Who was once a Time Magazine Man of the Year

And here is the Wiki link to find out more about him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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