Top 25 political speeches

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Can you name the Top 25 political speeches of the 20th and 21st centuries?

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NumberSpeakerExcerpt and date
1'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' (August 20, 1940)
2'Ich bin ein Berliner' (June 26, 1963)
3'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' (June 12, 1987 )
4'Never, never and never again shall this beautiful land again experience the oppression of one by another.'(May 10, 1994 )
5'Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' (March 4, 1933 )
6'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.' (August 28, 1963)
7'The wind of change is blowing through this continent.' (February 3, 1960)
8'I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.' (April 4, 1968 )
9'At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.' (August 14, 1947 )
10'You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning.' (October 10, 1980)
11'I dream of a republic independent, free, and democratic, of a republic economically prosperous and yet socially just; in short, of a humane republic that serves the individual' (January 1, 1990 )
12'It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease, only for them to find, as the first balls are being bowled, that their bats have been broken.' (November 13, 1990 )
13'Today we have entered an era when progress will be based on the interests of all mankind. Force and the threat of force can no longer and should not be instruments of foreign policy.' (December 7, 1988)
NumberSpeakerExcerpt and date
14'As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding…I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood.' (April 20, 1968)
15'Germany, Italy and Japan will wage the common war forced upon them by the USA and England with all the means of power at their disposal, to a victorious conclusion. ' (December 11, 1941)
16'I feel that Richard Nixon and his loved ones have suffered enough' (September 8, 1974 )
17'Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished.' (June 18, 1940)
18'Fedayeen gangs, operating in neighbouring countries under Egyptian direction, continue to spread death and havoc throughout our countryside' (January 17, 1957)
19“You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything. And you have certainly not lost America, for we will stand with you for as many tomorrows as it takes.” (April 23, 1995)
20'“The right of a people to decide their own destiny ... is an inalienable right.” (July 10, 1953)
21'We are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom.' (September 20, 2001 )
22'For the first time in history ... countries want to renounce part of their sovereignty, voluntarily ... to transfer that sovereignty to a supranational structure' (July 12, 1952)
23'Long live the victorious banner of our party-Leninism.' (February 25, 1956)
24'Great battles lie ahead. I call upon all who love freedom to stand with us.' (June 6, 1944 )
25'Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!' (July 27, 2004)

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