The perceived greatness of any political leader has more to do with the challenges faced by that leader than with any of his or her inherent skills and abilities.
The measure of greatness in a political leader is largely determined by the seriousness of the problems that they face during their terms in office. Most histories are usually recorded in context of events in which the leaders play important roles. Most people need to have stores of inherent skill and ability in order to become a political leader. However, history remembers those who lived in great times more fondly than those who did not. The likes of Nelson Mandela, Nnamdi Azikwe, and Abraham Lincoln are perceived as great leaders largely because of the times in which they lived.
Nelson Mandela is often considered the greatest of all African presidents and is recognized in different continents of the world, with statues of him at the Parliament Square, London, at the United Nations Headquarters, NewYork and at various significant places in South Africa. Nelson is, however, considered great largely because he faced a great challenge- racial segregation and apartheid in South Africa. He is known for successfully leading the resistance to South Africa’s policy of Apartheid in the 20th century, during which he was sent to jail at Robben Island Prison. Mandela is also known to be the first black president of South Africa and has won the Nobel prize for peace in the early 90’s. However, another South African president to win the Nobel prize for peace was F.W. de Klerk, yet there are no statues or monuments to Klerk in London or New York.
Nnamdi Azikwe was another significant leader who led his country, Nigeria, to independence from the British government. His talents are however not what made his perceived greatness. In this age, few people remember whether he was particularly smart, an orator or a good arbitrator. Most remember that he led NCNC, a political party in Nigeria which he founded, into the important 1959 federal elections which preceded Nigerian Independence and therefore perceived him a great leader.
An argument that these individuals and other men and women were already great before history gave them challenges may arise. While it is impossible to prove or defend this argument, they must have in fact had certain skills or talents but most examples point to the fact that the times they lived and challenges faced make a leader. If the times were switched, we may have had statues of F.W. de Klerk instead.
In summary, it is true that the perceived greatness of a political leader is more due to great challenges than inherent ability. These examples serve as proof. All of them were talented but are not remembered as great leaders because of their skills.
- EVERY NATION SHOULD REQUIRE STUDENTS TO STUDY AT LEAST ONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL 66
- Society should make efforts to save endangered species only if the potential extinction of those species is the result of human activities Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take 62
- Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim In developing and suppor 66
- Evidence suggests that academic honor codes which call for students to agree not to cheat in their academic endeavors and to notify a faculty member if they suspect that others have cheated are far more successful than are other methods at deterring cheat 58
- A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take In developing and supporting you 66
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, so, therefore, while, in fact, in summary, it is true
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 12.4196629213 32% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 33.0 33.0505617978 100% => OK
Preposition: 54.0 58.6224719101 92% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 12.9106741573 62% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2183.0 2235.4752809 98% => OK
No of words: 436.0 442.535393258 99% => OK
Chars per words: 5.00688073394 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.56953094068 4.55969084622 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59979163539 2.79657885939 93% => OK
Unique words: 224.0 215.323595506 104% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.51376146789 0.4932671777 104% => OK
syllable_count: 685.8 704.065955056 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 5.0 4.99550561798 100% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 3.10617977528 64% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 20.0 20.2370786517 99% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.4981421702 60.3974514979 90% => OK
Chars per sentence: 109.15 118.986275619 92% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.8 23.4991977007 93% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.45 5.21951772744 85% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.275156102192 0.243740707755 113% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0852153015135 0.0831039109588 103% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0877348870275 0.0758088955206 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.164685314749 0.150359130593 110% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0939752838087 0.0667264976115 141% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.1 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.78 12.1639044944 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.41 8.38706741573 100% => OK
difficult_words: 103.0 100.480337079 103% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.