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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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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Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

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

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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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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Reminds me of Cuba Gooding Jr.

Rebecca Diepenheim
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3 years ago

I see a movie in the making

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Robyn Van der Linde
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3 years ago

Best president south Africa ever had. We miss you Madiba

James Keen
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3 years ago

Even then looked like a born leader. Much respect to one of the greatest leaders of all time

Évi Pék
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3 years ago

khm... he looked 50 in age 17 and 70... doesnt matter

Bobby Beebe
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3 years ago

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

Anilda
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3 years ago

Will always be my Idol and face for humbleness.

Eleanor Orser
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3 years ago

Wow! Cuba Gooding!

TMilly
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3 years ago

Totally Cuba

Ma Wellie
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2 years ago

Nice bod

Barbara Rodriguez
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3 years ago

He looks like Terrance Howard.

Catherine Marcelo
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3 years ago

Looks like he's got a bedspread on.

Damon Wright
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3 years ago

Looks just like Joe Louis

ALIYAH ALLEN
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3 years ago

he really does

Hrihan
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3 years ago

Rofl he looks like that dude from 'Empire'

Frank Delgado
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3 years ago

To me is not that young, compared to the other person's portraits.

Damon Wright
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3 years ago

You're an idiot. Coming from a troll photo, explains a lot. He looks like a king. Peasant.

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Sihaanm Zahar
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3 years ago

❤💛😇

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
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3 years ago

He looks like a king.

Florence Hastings
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3 years ago

Trying out for Stargate episode?

Gloria Damoff
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3 years ago

Yes he could pass as his brother!

Bec Drakenhall
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3 years ago

Will be played by Cuba Gooding Jr in the next biopic

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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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