post historical figures that genuinely meant to do good but
-they were prevented
-random stuff happened
>inb4 Adolf Hitler 14/88 hurr durr
keep the /pol/ memes to yourself, I mean real tragic figures of history
does oda nobunaga count?
He really tried to unite the japanese mainland and end the sengoku jidai, in the most bloody way possible, and almost managed to do it, but then got assasinated and everything he build up just crumbled back into its old state
>I mean real tragic figures of history
Oppenheimer certainly leaps to mind. Dude just wanted to make science and maybe invent a new power source. Instead he ushered in the advent of a weapon that has the potential to destroy all of human society. I suppose we still got the power source, but that's a hell of a price to pay.
He struggled valiantly. But it was already too late.
>implying I didn't mention the power source and the scientific advances that came with them
>implying we haven't been in world war 3 since the cold war began.
The whole world has been tearing itself apart for the last 3 decades bro, it's just not as blatant as in the 40s.
Oswald Mosley, young Conservative, and later Labour (socialist) member of parliament, resigned from the govemrnet' after they rejected his programme for economic recovery (which would go on to be the basis of the New Deal and the Labour government in post-war Britain), spent a year touring Europe, got caught up in the grandiose of Mussolini's fascist movement, returned home to found the British Union of Fascists, alienating his former supporters, alienating the public with their Blackshirt uniforms, and slowly losing control of his own party to fifth columnist Nazi sympathisers
Good is subjective though, every Historical figure probably fought they meant to do good in some way
>Could have defeated the Sith once and for all
>Went off half-cocked, became accidental darksider for "vengeance reasons"
>Killed brother in a rage, immediately realizes his fuckup, but is stripped of the Force by his probable lover anyways
>Trains his probable lover's daughter in the ways of the Jedi as if she were his own, redeeming himself and learning to love again in the process
>Shot through the heart by a salty old spacer for his trouble
How can non-Force sensitives even compete?
No it didn't. Hideyoshi used most of what Nobunaga had established and went about accomplishing his goal.
He had to deal with a few naysayers like Katsuie Shibata but it didn't all fall apart as soon as Nobunaga died.
Nobunaga laid the foundation for the Toyotomi and the Tokugawa.
Saddam and all the leaders deposed by the Arab Spring belong in this thread. The only country that didn't go to absolute shit is Tunis but even they are having problems with terrorists.