Clues for: World Leaders

Question Answer Value Airdate
The Truth & Reconciliation Commission set up by this man in 1995 investigated human rights violations under apartheid Nelson Mandela 200 April 18, 2022
The "Big 3"--FDR, Churchill & Stalin--had a working vacation at the Feb. 1945 conference at this Black Sea resort Yalta 400 April 18, 2022
In 1937 this man took control of the Falange Española, soon to be the nation's only legal political party Franco 800 April 18, 2022
Volodymyr Zelensky was a comedian before becoming president of this neighbor of Russia the Ukraine 1000 April 18, 2022
Otto von Bismarck was this Germanic nation's prime minister from 1862 to 1890, with a brief break around 1873 Prussia April 18, 2022
In 2020 this P.M. credited the U.K.'s National Health Service for saving his life after he spent time in the ICU battling COVID Boris Johnson 200 January 19, 2022
One succeeding the other, these two brothers both led their country Fidel & Raul Castro 400 January 19, 2022
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who became the first female president of this African nation, is related by marriage to funny lady Retta Liberia 800 January 19, 2022
Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with this Egyptian president Sadat 1000 January 19, 2022
At age 39 in 2017 he became the youngest president in the history of modern France Macron January 19, 2022
He reigned from 1066 to 1087 & one of those years should really help you William the Conqueror 200 February 5, 2020
He led from 1799 to 1814, took an unwanted vacation, returned & then was gone for good in 1815 Napoleon 600 February 5, 2020
Nicknamed "Uncle", this Communist was a leader in Vietnam from 1945 to 1969 Ho Chi Minh 800 February 5, 2020
Popular in 37 A.D., this man whose name means "little boot" was sent walking 4 years later Caligula 1000 February 5, 2020
In 2003 it all came crashing down around him, including his statue on April 9 Saddam Hussein February 5, 2020
In 2017 protests & a puppy were among this Russian leader's 65th birthday gifts Putin 200 April 24, 2018
Normally it would be a secret-type thing, but South Korea has announced it has a hit squad for this man Kim Jong-un 400 April 24, 2018
In 2017 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz said danke as this country made him one of the world's youngest leaders Austria 600 April 24, 2018
In New Zealand "Jacindamania" brought Jacinda Ardern to power in 2017 for this left-wing party (spelled with a "U") Labour 800 April 24, 2018
Yoweri Museveni, in power in this East African land since 1986, says he planted bananas & has to stay to see them bear fruit Uganda 1000 April 24, 2018
First name of the man who became Cuba's head of state in 2008 Raúl 200 September 29, 2017
She was the daughter of a Pakistani PM & after she was slain in 2007, her husband became president Benazir Bhutto 400 September 29, 2017
In 2017 Mark Rutte won a third term as this country's PM, defeating a right wing challenge from Geert Wilders the Netherlands 600 September 29, 2017
His father was purged in the 1960s but he became China's president in 2013 Xi 1000 September 29, 2017
Also MP for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull is PM of this, one of the world's 10 largest countries in area Australia September 29, 2017
In March 2017 President Trump & this German chancellor had their first face-to-face meeting at the White House Angela Merkel 200 July 18, 2017
Baseball lover & fiery leftist Hugo Chavez led this country from 1999 to 2013 Venezuela 400 July 18, 2017
Eamon de Valera, who led this country's fight for independence, was born in New York City Ireland 600 July 18, 2017
He died in Santiago in 2006, ending efforts to bring him to trial for human rights abuses (Augusto) Pinochet 800 July 18, 2017
In 1991, while campaigning to regain the prime ministership, this son of Indira Gandhi was assassinated Rajiv Gandhi 1000 July 18, 2017
Pierre Trudeau once led this land Canada 200 September 14, 2015
In 1977 this country's military ended Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's rule; in 1979, his life Pakistan 400 September 14, 2015
Though 20+ years older than his wife Eva, this Argentine leader outlived her by 20+ years Juan Perón 600 September 14, 2015
Clement Attlee succeeded a more famous man as this country's prime minister the U.K. 800 September 14, 2015
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was PM of this country from 2003 to 2014, then thought he'd give being president a try Turkey 1000 September 14, 2015
Neville Chamberlain wanted the foreign secretary to succeed him as P.M. but luckily this man got the post Churchill 200 December 12, 2014
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Hanoi, Vietnam.) Not wanting to lose sight of his origins, he refused to stay in the opulent presidential palace & instead had this humble stilt house built after becoming president of North Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 400 December 12, 2014
This leader of the Likud Party is the first prime minister born after the founding of Israel as a nation Netanyahu 600 December 12, 2014
Last name of Corazon & Benigno III, mother & son presidents of the Philippines Aquino 800 December 12, 2014
On May 25, 1946 this grandfather of Hussein was crowned the first king of Jordan King Abdullah 1000 December 12, 2014
This Prime Minster became the Labour Party's leader in 1994 after John Smith died Tony Blair 200 March 15, 2007
This French president's party is the Union for a Popular Movement, but what of the Unpopular Movement Party? Jacques Chirac 400 March 15, 2007
In 2006 this Venezuelan president had a devil of a time at the U.N. (Hugo) Chavez 600 March 15, 2007
This president chaired the 2006 G8 conference in St. Petersburg (Vladimir) Putin 800 March 15, 2007
The first female prime minister of her country, she held the post from 1966 to '77 & from 1980 to her 1984 death Indira Gandhi March 15, 2007
His removal of opposing Duma members & jailing of tycoons has made some fearful for democracy (Vladimir) Putin 200 December 5, 2006
The French don't seem to get tired of this man, first appointed prime minister in 1974 & now president Chirac 400 December 5, 2006
In 2006 his Taepodong missile test had us wondering about looking for fallout shelters Kim Jong-il 600 December 5, 2006
This general took power in Pakistan in a 1999 coup Musharraf 800 December 5, 2006
The U.S. wishes this trained ophthalmologist could see his way to support our Mideast policy Bashar al-Assad 1000 December 5, 2006
On November 22, 2001 he personally sent his first e-mail, a message to Roman Catholics in Oceania Pope John Paul II 200 October 7, 2002
In 1999 he was elected to his (Wow!) fourth 6-year term as president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak 400 October 7, 2002
Eduard Shevardnadze had this former Soviet republic on his mind when he was reelected president in 1995 Georgia 600 October 7, 2002
After its president Fernando de la Rua resigned December 20, 2001, Adolfo Rodriguez Saa got the post & lasted a week Argentina 800 October 7, 2002
Dragon King, or as they say in Thimphu, druk gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck is its head of state Bhutan 1000 October 7, 2002
She's the sovereign of Bermuda, Belize & Canada Queen Elizabeth II 100 May 1, 1997
In December 1996 Kofi Annan of Ghana was elected secretary-general of this organization United Nations 200 May 1, 1997
Now serving as president, this world leader spent 27 years in South African jails Nelson Mandela 300 May 1, 1997
This "Paramount Leader" of China died February 19, 1997 at age 92 Deng Xiaoping 400 May 1, 1997
This German chancellor led West Germany before unification in 1990 Helmut Kohl 500 May 1, 1997
As a teenager in the 1940s, this president of the Philippines attended convent schools in the U.S. Corazon Aquino 100 January 30, 1996
She gave birth to her 1st child, a son, during her successful 1988 campaign to become P.M. of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto 200 January 30, 1996
In 1956 Time reported that during the Suez crisis this Egyptian president attended a Jane Russell movie Gamal Abdul Nasser 300 January 30, 1996
This 1st president of Indonesia was the son of a Javanese school teacher & his Balinese wife Sukarno 400 January 30, 1996
This was Jose Lopez Portillo's 1st elective office; he was sworn in in 1976 President of Mexico 500 January 30, 1996
Commander of the Egyptian Air Force from 1972-75, he became president in 1981 (Hosni) Mubarak 100 July 10, 1991
Queen Elizabeth II recently bestowed upon this former prime minister the Order of Merit (Margaret) Thatcher 200 July 10, 1991
In 1988 he celebrated his 35th anniversary as king of Jordan (King) Hussein 300 July 10, 1991
During most of WWII, these leaders were known as "The Big 3" Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin 400 July 10, 1991
In 1989, after a showdown with his cabinet, he stepped down as president of South Africa (Pieter) Botha 500 July 10, 1991
Due to a scandal, Sosuke Uno lost his job as this country's prime minister Japan 100 March 25, 1991
Before her death in 1978, this Israeli said, "I forbid any eulogies or anything named for me" Golda Meir 200 March 25, 1991
This debonair Canadian, a former P.M., has written several books, including "Two Innocents in Red China" Pierre Trudeau 300 March 25, 1991
In 1961 the Vatican excommunicated this Haitian president for harassing the clergy Duvalier 400 March 25, 1991
In 1905 Prince Carl of Denmark was elected king of this Scandinavian country Norway 500 March 25, 1991
She was born near Manila in 1933 to a wealthy family named Cojuangco Corazon Aquino 100 February 7, 1991
Before becoming president of France in 1981, he was first secretary of the French Socialist Party Mitterrand 200 February 7, 1991
To date, he's the only former U.N. secretary- general to be elected president of a country (Kurt) Waldheim 300 February 7, 1991
President Chaim Herzog is Israel's head of state, while this prime minister heads its gov't Shamir 400 February 7, 1991
In 1989 Alfredo Cristiani won election as this country's pres., succeeding Jose Napoleon Duarte El Salvador 500 February 7, 1991
2 Sikh bodyguards assassinated this Indian prime minister on Oct. 31, 1984 Indira Gandhi 100 March 19, 1990
The only presidents this nation has had are Sukarno & Suharto Indonesia 200 March 19, 1990
In 1970 Prince Norodom Sihanouk was deposed in a bloodless coup as head of state of this country Cambodia 300 March 19, 1990
In 1847 Virginia-born Joseph Jenkins Roberts became the first president of this black African nation Liberia 400 March 19, 1990
At 49, Margrethe II of this Scandinavian country is the world's youngest queen regnant Denmark 500 March 19, 1990
His brother Raul is the 2nd most powerful government official in Cuba Fidel Castro 100 January 30, 1990
In 1960 Zulu chief Albert Lutuli became the 1st African to win this Nobel Prize the Nobel Peace Prize 200 January 30, 1990
In 1979 rumors linked this 86-year-old Yugoslav leader with a 33-year-old pop singer Marshal Tito 300 January 30, 1990
This former premier of the Soviet Union was denied a state funeral when he died in 1971 Nikita Khrushchev 400 January 30, 1990
This female president graduated from Mount St. Vincent College in the Bronx in 1953 Corazon Aquino (of the Philippines) 500 January 30, 1990
She is the first woman to head a British political party Margaret Thatcher 100 October 17, 1989
Despite the outcry over his indictment for drug trafficking, he's still in power in Panama Manuel Noriega 200 October 17, 1989
In the 1920s this N. Vietnamese leader worked as an assistant chef under the great Escoffier Ho Chi Minh 300 October 17, 1989
This political "strongman" was heavyweight boxing champ of Uganda from 1951-60 Idi Amin 400 October 17, 1989
Between 1816 & 1830 he was at various times ruler of present-day Venezuela, Peru & Colombia Simón Bolívar 500 October 17, 1989
In 1950 he graduated with a law degree from the University of Havana Fidel Castro 100 July 1, 1987
Shortly after the Russian Revolution, he became a library assistant at Peking University Mao Tse-tung 200 July 1, 1987
In 1951 he defeated Clement Attlee to become prime minister of Britain again Winston Churchill 300 July 1, 1987
World leader whose surname can be taken to mean "of France"--& it seemed he took it so (Charles) de Gaulle 400 July 1, 1987
When Corazon Aquino visited this leader in 1986, they chatted about haiku poetry the Emperor of Japan (Hirihito) 500 July 1, 1987
Though he's no Benjamin Spock, this is Jean-Claude Duvalier's nickname Baby Doc 100 January 1, 1987
Close, but no cigar: this Communist leader did a promo for CNN, but it was canned Castro 200 January 1, 1987
Alleged war criminal who condemned anti-Semitism at inauguration as Austria's president in 1986 Kurt Waldheim 300 January 1, 1987
The Reagans told Barbara Walters they do this "once or twice a week...on Friday or Saturday nights" Watch a movie 400 January 1, 1987
Once his aide-de-camp in exile, Rosario Murillo is now this Nicaraguan president's 1st lady Daniel Ortega 500 January 1, 1987
During '80s hostage crisis, dart boards bearing his face were a big seller Ayatollah Khomeini 100 September 27, 1984
Britain's first female P.M., her popularity soared after Falklands war Margaret Thatcher 200 September 27, 1984
Ronald Reagan was also president of this union the Screen Actors Guild 300 September 27, 1984
D'Aubisson claimed Duarte fixed his election win in this country El Salvador 400 September 27, 1984
Olympic pullout was ordered by this successor to Andropov Chernenko 500 September 27, 1984