Winston Church changes the world by emphasizing the importance of oil. First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill convinced his country, the most powerful kingdom in the world following the defeat of Napoleon by Wellington at Waterloo, Churchill convinced the empire to modernize by utilizing the power of petroleum while steering away from the use of coal. Winston Churchill worked closely with oil giant, Shell Transport and Trading Company. I was engaged to his great granddaughter. The stories about Royal Dutch Shell shed light on geopolitics.