The Donald Trumps of History

Believe it or not, Election 2016 is not the first time the world has encountered such a character.

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Before Trump, This Governor Set the Gold Standard for Outrageous Politicians

Edwin Edwards’s spicy jambalaya of scandal, swagger, braggadocious charm and made-for-TV stunts was just what Louisiana voters ordered…again and again and again.

This One-Eyed, Insult-Spewing Senator Was the Donald Trump of the 1890s

How a fiery farmer known as “Pitchfork Ben” ravaged his own party, galvanizing angry voters with racist rhetoric — before it all came crashing down.

The Man Who Vowed to Make New Amsterdam Great Again

In the last days of Dutch control over Manhattan, a demagogic dictator seized the city, promising to keep unwanted foreigners at bay. The first step? Build a wall.

Pauline Hanson is the Donald Trump of Australia

How an anti-immigrant outsider with a flair for the dramatic became the yuge-est thing Down Under.

The Donald Trump of the 1840s

A tide of anti-immigrant rage among working-class voters. Warnings that the America we know is on the verge of extinction. One leader rides the wave of anger. Sound familiar?