Heroes A-Z

A

Country: Turkey
Cause details: Creation of the Republic of Turkey

B

Country: Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Cause details: Liberation of Timor-Leste (East Timor) from Indonesia
Country: Great Britain
Cause details: Creation of the human rights organisation Amnesty International
Country: Canada, Spain, China
Cause details: Introduction of universal health care system to Canada. Provision of medical care in war-torn Spain and China
Country: United States
Cause details: Feeding the world's poor

C

Country: Great Britain
Cause details: Defeat of European fascism in the Second World War
Country: Ireland
Cause details: Liberation of Ireland from British rule

D

Country: Tibet
Cause details: Liberation of Tibet from Chinese occupation
Country: France
Cause details: Liberation of France and defeat of European fascism in the Second World War. Post-war governance of France

E

Country: Australia
Cause details: Creation of the United Nations and its Charter

F

Country: Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Arabia
Cause details: Arab independence
Country: Australia, Great Britain
Cause details: Development of penicillin as an antibiotic

G

Country: India
Cause details: Civil rights for Indian immigrants in South Africa and liberation of India from British colonial rule
Country: Argentina, Cuba
Cause details: Liberation of Cuba from a corrupt military dictatorship and resistance to United States interference in Cuban political affairs
Country: Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Cause details: Liberation of Timor-Leste (East Timor) from Indonesia

H

Country: Czech Republic
Cause details: Liberation of Czechoslovakia from communist regime
Country: Vietnam
Cause details: Liberation of Vietnam from French colonial rule and unification of North and South Vietnam

K

Country: United States
Cause details: Civil rights for African-Americans

M

Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa
Country: Guatemala
Cause details: Human rights for Mayan Indians and other indigenous peoples
Country: Iran
Cause details: Independence and democracy for Iran

N

Country: India
Cause details: Liberation of India from British colonial rule

P

Country: Great Britain
Cause details: Equal voting rights for women
Country: United States
Cause details: Civil rights for African-Americans

R

Country: Germany, China
Cause details: The rescue of more than 250,000 Chinese from slaughter during the Rape of Nanking
Country: Israel
Cause details: Peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians
Country: Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Cause details: Liberation of Timor-Leste (East Timor) from Indonesia
Country: United States
Cause details: Assistance to the victims of the Great Depression and the defeat of European fascism and Japanese militarism in the Second World War

S

Country: Soviet Union
Cause details: Nuclear disarmament, and freedom of speech and thought in the former Soviet Union
Country: Germany, Africa
Cause details: Reverence for life
Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa
Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa
Country: Germany
Cause details: Assassination of German dictator Adolf Hitler and the ending of his Nazi regime
Country: Burma (now Myanmar)
Cause details: Liberation of Burma (now Myanmar) from military junta

T

Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa
Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa

W

Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Cause details: Liberation of France and the defeat of European fascism in the Second World War
Country: Poland
Cause details: Liberation of Poland from communist regime
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Cause details: Rescue of Hungarian Jews from extermination by Nazis
Country: China
Cause details: Human rights and democracy for China
Country: Austria
Cause details: The identification and prosecution of Nazi war criminals

Z

Country: Soviet Union
Cause details: Defeat of European fascism in the Second World War