We’ve covered the young presidents of USA already, but let’s broaden the scope now and take a rare glimpse at the leaders from around the world before they became the almighty God-like figures.


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It’s utterly strange to see these people, who shaped the world we live in now, as simple teenagers with all the innocence in the world and, in most cases, cluelessness about what the future is holding for them.

(h/t: vintage.es, demilked)

#1 Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902

Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902

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Ironcat_xox 2 weeks ago

Is he... gorgeous, or is it just me?

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#2 Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963

Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

He hasn't changed his hairstyle in 54 years.

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#4 Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

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Anna Brandigi 2 weeks ago

Not terribly surprising, although it is a bit of a shock that he kept his shirt on

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#5 Young Barack Obama Smoking A Joint

Young Barack Obama Smoking A Joint

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Anna Brandigi 2 weeks ago

I think that's a cigarette

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#6 John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927

John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927

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Sonja Götten 2 weeks ago

Looks like the Guy from MAD-Magazine

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#7 Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s

Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

That snake like glare.

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#8 Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy

Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy

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Kevin Donegan 2 weeks ago

Even unattractive as an adolescent.

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#9 Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973

Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973

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#10 Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Reminds me of Cuba Gooding Jr.

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