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 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)
Joseph Stalin As A Young Man, 1902
Young Bill Clinton Shaking Hands With President John F. Kennedy In The Rose Garden Of The White House. July 24, 1963
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
Vladimir Putin As A Young Teenager, 1966
John F. Kennedy At Age 10, Hair Slicked Back, 1927
Richard Nixon Is Shown As A Member Of The Whittier College Football Squad In Whittier, CA, 1930s
Young Donald Trump In New York’s Military Academy
Angela Merkel Prepares A Meal On A Campfire While Camping With Friends In Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic In July 1973
Young Nelson Mandela In 1961
Young Adolf Hitler
George W. Bush In Baseball Garb At Yale University, Ca, 1964-68
Kim Jong-il With His Father, Kim Il-sung, And His Mother, Kim Jong-suk In 1945