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Does Putin Suffer From the Napoleon Complex?

Is there such a thing as the Napoleon Complex ? And does it apply to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his need for power? Read More

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6501633.stm this claims that shorter men are less likely to lose temper, and taller men more likely than average.
However, they are likely to feel more insecure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nH_T9fLd_Q

Just heard on tv that Putin is shortest leader in the world; fact checked

This study is absurd.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/oct/18/world-leader-height...

lists heights of leaders:

PUtin is 5'7"

Here are short leaders, past and present, followed by a few tall ones.

Hollande of France is 5 7, his predecessor was 5 5; MItterand was 5 5.

Gerard Shroeder of Germany is 5 8; Hitler was 5 8.

Ahmadinejad of Iran is 5 2;

ben Gurion was 5 0.

Berlusconi of Italy is 5 5; Mussolini was 5 6;

Benito Juarez was 4 6;

Putin's predecessor Medvedev is 5 4; Lenin was 5 5; Yeltsin (the drunken dictator) was 6 1; the average height of Russian males is 5 9

Winston Churchill was 5 5;

Ghadaffi was 6; Saddam Hussein was 6 2.

Conclusion: the article on Putin is pure crap, part of the propaganda wars to demonize Putin.

World average height for males is 5 5.

Putin does have SMS

In a word: Yes. Vladimir Putin is a classic case of Small Man Syndrome. He's a bitter little man.

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Mark van Vugt is a professor of social and organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and a research associate at Oxford University.

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