Odd One Out - History

For each category, name the option that doesn't fit.
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1. Axis leaders in World War II
Francisco Franco
Benito Mussolini
Adolf Hitler
Hirohito
Though he ideologically supported the Axis, Spain (under Franco) remained neutral during the entirety of the Second World War.
2. Battles lost by France during the Napoleonic Wars
Leipzig
Trafalgar
Austerlitz
Waterloo
Austerlitz was won convincingly by Napoleon - so much so that it was a direct cause for the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806.
3. Founding Fathers of the United States
James Madison
Andrew Johnson
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
Johnson served as U.S. President from 1865 to 1869 - after Lincoln was assassinated.
4. African Dictators of the 20th century
Idi Amin
Teodoro Obiang
Mobutu Sese Seko
François Duvalier
Duvalier (nicknamed "Papa Doc") was the ruler of Haiti between 1957 and 1971.
5. Members of the Holy Roman Empire
Hungary
Bohemia
Geneva
Flanders
Hungary was never part of the HRE - they only united with Austria (a famous HRE member) in 1867, after the Empire's dissolution.
6. Mesoamerican Civilizations
Maya
Guaraní
Olmec
Zapotec
The Guaraní are a group of culturally related indigenous peoples (not a civilization) originating from present-day Paraguay.
7. Countries formerly of French Indochina
Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
Thailand
Thailand was never part of French Indochina - it was actually never directly ruled by any European power.
8. Roman Emperors
Caligula
Augustus
Julius Caesar
Claudius
Though he might have shown the qualities of an Emperor, Julius Caesar never claimed the title of Emperor.
9. Democratic Party Presidents
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower ran in 1952 and 1956 as a Republican.
10. Chinese dynasties
Han
Ming
Xian
Qing
Xi'an was the capital of many dynasties (incluiding the Han), but never the name for a dynasty itself.
11. Pacific Territories formerly owned by the British
Fiji
Hawaii
Solomon Islands
Pitcairn Islands
Even though they have the Union Jack on their flag, Hawaii was never directly owned nor controlled by the British.
12. Ancient Greek philosophers
Thales
Socrates
Sophocles
Zeno of Elea
Sophocles was an Ancient Greek tragedian, not a philosopher.
13. South American Libertadores
José de San Martín
Simón Bolivar
Antonio López de Santa Anna
Pedro I of Brazil
Though a contemporary to the Libertadores, López de Santa Anna initially opposed independence for Mexico (his home country), and is better known for ruling his nation during the Mexican-American War.
14. Scientific Revolution thinkers
Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus
Andreas Vesalius
Lord Kelvin
Lord Kelvin (born William Thomson) was a very important 19th century scientist, but the Scientific Revolution only lasted between the 16th and 17th centuries.
15. Kings of the United Monarchy (of Israel and Judeah)
Solomon
Saul
Isaac
David
Isaac is one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites - but he never ruled any kingdom.
16. Italian Renaissance Artists
Leonardo da Vinci
Sandro Botticelli
Michelangelo
Dante Alighieri
Dante was a famous writer of the late 13th and early 14th century - over 100 years before the start of the Renaissance.
17. "Great" Rulers
Frederick II of Prussia
Peter I of Russia
Charles II of Spain
Cyrus II of Persia
Charles II of Spain was actually known as "El Hechizado" (The Bewitched) due to his physical disabilities. Honestly, not that Great.
18. Mesopotamian Civilizations
Hittites
Babylonians
Assyrians
Sumerians
Though the Hittites controlled a portion of Upper Mesopotamia for some time, they were based in Anatolia, not Mesopotamia.
19. Non-Aligned Movement founders
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Josip Broz Tito
Suharto
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indonesia was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, but it joined in 1961 - under the rule of Sukarno (Suharto began his tenure in 1967).
20. French Enlightenment thinkers
Montesquieu
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Denis Diderot
Auguste Comte
Comte was a 19th century philosopher and a predecessor to modern sociology, but was not part of the French Enlightenment Era - which ended after the French Revolution.
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