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.

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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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Surprisingly beautiful!

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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
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3 years ago

He hasn't changed his hairstyle in 54 years.

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Eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Of England During Her Time In The Auxiliary Territorial Service During WWII Where She Drove And Repaired Heavy Vehicles, 1945

Eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Of England During Her Time In The Auxiliary Territorial Service During WWII Where She Drove And Repaired Heavy Vehicles, 1945

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Just finished, "The Crown" on Netflix and they really nailed it, it seems.

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Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years 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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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Doesn't look like a joint to me...

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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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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

WTF?!?!?? It's like they copy - pasted his face when he was older onto a ten year old!

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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
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3 years ago

That snake like glare.

Lila Launehase
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3 years ago

Yeah, he would definitely be a Slytherin...

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Ellie Mae
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3 years ago

Never thought I'd find Nixon attractive

Liliana V
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3 years ago

Right?!

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Bunnies are better!!
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3 years ago

Is it just me or does he look like the school bully?

Hervy Akay
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2 years ago

Yess so he killed a lit of men while hes alive

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Nixon is kinda serving Leonard from Big Bang Theory here. That stare tho...

Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

Kinda hot-ish

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Abby Smith
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3 years ago

The guy in front looks much nicer! :))

Eleanor Orser
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3 years ago

He was rather cute when he was young!

James Keen
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3 years ago

Surprisingly cool looking

Stinkypie Ticklebum
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3 years ago

Why did he slick back a nice curly head o' hair like that? He's much less smarmy looking with curly hair!

Robyn Scott
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3 years ago

The curly hair balances and softens his face - he kind of looks not too bad. Slide the photo up so the hair is just hidden and "oh - it's Nixon".

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Laurie McClain
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3 years ago

Surprisingly attractive.

hOi im tEmMie
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3 years ago

he looks like human shrek

Lilli Roberson
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3 years ago

someBODY ONE TOLD ME THE WORLD WAS GONNA ROLL ME

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Jesenko Sokoljak
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3 years ago

What a beautiful pair of guys. And modern as well.

Michelle Mironenko
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3 years ago

Dammm Nixon

Cristi
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3 years ago

I hate to say it but he´s so handsome! How different from when he was older... sad actually, how time changes people

Florence Hastings
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3 years ago

If he hadden't become president he would have made a perfect gangster (or movie star).

Bec Drakenhall
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3 years ago

His prefrontal cortex prevented him from being a member of a punk band

Lisa Donigian
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3 years ago

Looks like Johnny Galecki

Cath Roberts
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3 years ago

At least this hasn't been retouched (unlike the JFK one).

Sabbie Bradley
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3 years ago

He's got a bit of a Matt Damon thing going on there.

Rasa Nekrošienė
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3 years ago

Wowza!

Veronica Zanotti
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3 years ago

So beautiful 😮

Nils Fox
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3 years ago

looks like a bully.

Bæđ Gįrł
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9 months ago

That look daamn

BusLady
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2 years ago

Was it a fashion to have one curl falling on the forehead?

Hester Goldberg
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3 years ago

pretty wow

Ria Hyams
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3 years ago

He was very handsome

Barbara Rodriguez
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3 years ago

My home town! GO WHITTIER!

Catherine Marcelo
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3 years ago

Looks like he was a punk then too.

MagicalUnicorn
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3 years ago

handsome

Jonathan Eatsalot
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3 years ago

Picture a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire on his shoulder

Sihaanm Zahar
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3 years ago

Ash.....

Mary Dixon
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3 years ago

Whoa!!

Duncan Spear
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3 years ago

Axl Heck from 'The Middle'!?

Harley Quinn
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3 years ago

Yup he does look like Leonard!

Vince Maranto
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3 years ago

Heard he was the water boy at the gate

.gas.
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3 years ago

I am not a crook!

dead
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3 years ago

He looks like an asshole

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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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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

His ears are yuge

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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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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

She's handsome

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#10

Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

Young Nelson Mandela In 1961

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Wow, a beautiful striking pose. There is sort of a regal presence in this photo.

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#11

Young Adolf Hitler

Young Adolf Hitler

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

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I bet jew did not see that coming

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#12

George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68

George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

Ahh... the 'glorious' smell of white privilege.

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#13

Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945

Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945

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Ironcat_xox
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3 years ago

She looks like she's just realized the terror of what she created...

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#14

Young 14th Dalai Lama

Young 14th Dalai Lama

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

This is a tough one ... He knew as a child he was the Dalai Lama. When this photo was taken he knew he was the reincarnated leader of his people.

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#15

Pope John Paul II Shaving

Pope John Paul II Shaving

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Kasia Wa
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3 years ago

❤️

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#16

Pope Francis As A Young Boy

Pope Francis As A Young Boy

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Emily Rose
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3 years ago

reminds me of draco malfoy....

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#17

Young Margaret Thatcher Aka ‘The Iron Lady’, The Former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

Young Margaret Thatcher Aka ‘The Iron Lady’, The Former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

She actually hasn't changed that much.

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#18

Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An Interview

Portrait Of Fidel Castro In New York In 1955, During An Interview

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Italian style :)

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#19

Thin Hugo Chavez In Military Academy

Thin Hugo Chavez In Military Academy

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Alis Volat Propriis
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3 years ago

Maldito!!

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#20

Bashar al-Assad As A Kid, Now The President Of Syria

Bashar al-Assad As A Kid, Now The President Of Syria

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

His look didn't change!!

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#21

Mugshot Of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff In 1970 When She Was Part Of The Guerrilla Movement That Fought Against The Country’s Military Dictatorship

Mugshot Of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff In 1970 When She Was Part Of The Guerrilla Movement That Fought Against The Country’s Military Dictatorship

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

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Not to be stereotypical but ... Bull Dyke?

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#22

Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law Student

Mahatma Gandhi In 1887 As A Law Student

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Gandhi and I share the same birthday, as well both being INFJs

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#23

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia At 19, In 1954

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

With all that coin he must have, I would pose like this as well...

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#24

A Young Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister (bottom Left) Pictured With His Family In 1956

A Young Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister (bottom Left) Pictured With His Family In 1956

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Megan Johnson
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3 years ago

She looks like she could be related to the actress Ming-Na Wen.

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#25

Karol Wojtyla, Before He Was Pope John Paul II

Karol Wojtyla, Before He Was Pope John Paul II

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Stefano Aprea
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3 years ago

sinhead o'connor?

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#26

Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of Iraq

Young Saddam Hussein, The Former President Of Iraq

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Stimouth Morrisey
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3 years ago

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That tie isn't too tight honey?

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#27

Young Nicolae Ceaușescu, The General Secretary Of The Romanian Communist Party

Young Nicolae Ceaușescu, The General Secretary Of The Romanian Communist Party

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YsaPur
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3 years ago

I detect something in common with young Nixon, but can't name it.

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#28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In 1972, Shaking Hands With President Zalman Shazar During His Time In The Israeli Defense Forces

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In 1972, Shaking Hands With President Zalman Shazar During His Time In The Israeli Defense Forces

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Aussie Friend
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3 years ago

He looks like a strong leader even back then.

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#29

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In The Early 1970s While Doing Military Service

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In The Early 1970s While Doing Military Service

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Lindsay Nicely
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3 years ago

Superfine. I'm getting crushes on all these guys. Based solely on these pictures.

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#30

Ms Park Geun Hye Pictured With Her Parents And Her Two Younger Siblings - Sister Geun Ryong And Brother Ji Man

Ms Park Geun Hye Pictured With Her Parents And Her Two Younger Siblings - Sister Geun Ryong And Brother Ji Man

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Dongyoung Shin
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3 years ago

Her dad was the then dictator, both parents were assassinated. Happy family.

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#31

Young Hillary Clinton Around 1969

Young Hillary Clinton Around 1969

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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

She looks beautiful here.

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