Top 10 Worst Dictators In History

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1Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh)

2500 unarmed protesters killed in 45 minutes last night may 5th 2013 3am
Building collapsed killed many people and she refused to take help from foreign countries.
Rejected Lied to CNN that she allowed their journalist to cover the building collapse story where as she didn't allow actually. Many civilian are being killed by her supporters and police under direct order to fire upon the unarmed protesters who did a rally to show their feelings and point the fault of the present government.

Holding the power like her father. Doing same as He did. Banned the basic rights of expressing opinions. Even when civil society's spokesman who ever he/she is (Scholar, National Prof, Writer of Constitution) speaks against her autocracy she names them as Mad! Only because of her now thousands of people are dying. She started the chaos by amending the constitution. She just wants to grab and hold the ruler-ship. Only because of her our economy is now destroying. She and her followers now holding every top positions illegally. She already recruited her party men everywhere in the governmental offices. Election Commissions, Police Department, Army everywhere. And now doing mass killing by them. Everyday innocents are dying.

Why you amended the fully ok constitution and now showing the constitution you edited and telling everyone that you are following constitution! What do you think we people are mad? We don't need a ferocious ruler like you nor dull brained Khalida Zia. What we ...more

Sheikh Hasina is the worst prime minister in the History of Bangladesh. She is a Judicial Killer. She is using judicial system of Bangladesh to prevent th e raise of his opposition. Freedom of choice. Freedom of voice, Freedom of vote is plundered in his hand. No one is secured in country now.

She just destroy our country. She doesn't tolerate the opposition and opposition's opinion. She is a damn cruel and ferocious killer. During last 11 months, at least 5000 innocent people has been died in several genocides directed by her. If any one does not support her he/she will be treated as anti liberation forces. Moreover she has killed so many Muslims leaders & Oppositions leaders.

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2Adolf Hitler (Germany)Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of ...read more.

Hitler was a terrible man, no doubt about it. He managed to even turn the most peaceful people in the world into radical haters, just through his speeches. He based all his Hatred on one group of more are less innocent people for no apparent reason. And he destroyed Germany's reputation for a very long time. 70 years later and most still view us as Nazi's all thanks to him. Without a doubt the worst dictator in History.

I know what you mean people in Ireland still say never trust a German as they are a good for nothing Nazi 8(

His idea to end the hatred of Jews was to kill them! THAT'S NOT GOOD!

He killed millions of innocent people just because he didn't like them as a race. Everything he did was based on race.

It is the most powerful dictators in the world

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3Joseph Stalin (USSR)Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

Lets see, he sacrificed 27 million of his people during world war 2, and 75 million people in total. Hitler only killed about 15 million people so whoever voted for Hitler doesn't know what they are talking about.

People will say that Hitler was most brutal because of the holocaust of Jews but anyone in the Soviet Union who showed devotion to any religion was brutally murdered and their families were often also additionally killed to show the seriousness of the regime

Joseph Stalin killed Jews as well as Hitler.
Why is franco not on the list

It is the third most in famous dictator

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4Mao Zedong (China)Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. ...read more.

I'm a numbers guy. He killed more people than anyone else.

Mao Zedong has caused the most deaths of any dictator. If starving your country is good then Mao Zedong is the best leader there is.

I've heard up to 70 million deaths

He is the worst among all human beings. He killed more innocent people than anyone in the world in the history.

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5Kim Jong-il (North Korea)Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. By the early 1980s Kim had become the heir apparent for the leadership of the country and assumed important posts in the party and army organs.

Kim Jong Il is by far worse than Hitler would ever be. At least Hitler and Stalin had the decency to fee very small portions of food to prisoners or execute prisoners by a quick shooting or gas chamber. Kim Jong Il basically starved his people and if they were too weak to work, he would either torture them by drowning, dissection and if lucky, shot or in a gas chamber. The concentration camps are very hidden and only FORMER guards can tell the tale. When you arrive at the camp, there are deformities, amputees, newborn babies injected with a liquid that causes major swelling, babies buried alive or faced down to suffocate. Also the already weak people were dissected alive in underground labs. These are by far the most inhumane and painful ways anybody can torture someone since medieval times, I believe. He also spent millions and millions of money that South Korea gave to him to help aide others, he basically spent it all on military. Over 20 million people were kill and died a slow ...more

He kills people for almost every crime possible he has families put in labour camps for life and keep children their and has entyre families killed in gas chambers with sciencetists taken notes prime minster David Cameron and president Obama should send in the troops and assassinate him and his son next inline for leader

Crazy mad bastard. He constantly tortures and kills and starves his own people and 99% of his population lives in concentration camps or collectivized farms (which are actually not that different). And yet, his people worship him as a god. They believe he was born under a double rainbow as the birds sang in Korean, that he invented the hamburger, that he invented golf, invented football, saved Pyongyang from an evil capitalist Godzilla ripoff (as seen in the North Korea version of Godzilla) and planted the first human astronaut on the sun. I don't know who is crazier, Kim Jong il or his people.

Kill him kill all of them

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6Vlad III the Impaler (Wallachia)

Does anyone have any freaking clue what he did? He killed anyone who dare did anything to slightly offend him. He had two men's hats nailed into their head because they didn't take them off in his palace. He killed people in the most painful ways possible. Mostly by impaling a stake through the bottom of their bodies all the way to their mouths. Then, he would "decorate" with them by placing them around his house and the city to scare away enimies. At the beginning of his power, he placed a gold cup in the middle of his land. Until his death, nobody ever stole it because they were so afraid of him. It was terrible. Read more if you want, just google him. There's quite a few great articles.

He killed more people than Hitler, and more painfully too. He would boil children and make their parents eat them

What these people are saying about this guy scares the living hell out of me! Holy God! Impaling people up to their mouths?!

This guy was, in simple words, a monster. - SwagFlicks

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7King Herod (Israel)

He is a killer. He killed all the baby boys that he could, just because he couldn't find 1 baby. He thought the baby was going to take his crown from him. That doesn't give him the right to kill.

He tried to kill Jesus. Enough said.

It looks like a lot of you didn't do research. According to the Bible he was a murderer who tried to kill Jesus. However, this is mere fiction, only the Bible mentions the Massacre of the Innocents, there is no other source to prove that this event truly happened. Herod the Great didn't earn his epithet for nothing, according to other sources he was a powerful monarch who increased the territory of the Roman Empire (at that time Judea was under the control of the Empire), greatly expanded the Temple of Jerusalem and constructed the port Caesarea. He wasn't a nice person, but he also certainly wasn't an evil dictator.

For trying to kill every baby boy in israel, he is probably burning in hell...

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8Pol Pot (Cambodia)Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.

Pol Pot, in my opinion, should be the top of the list. While Hitler and Stalin destroyed more lives, Pol Pot was just plain idiotic. At least Hitler and Stalin both contributed something important to their countries. Pol Pot, on the other hand, almost threw his own country, Cambodia, back to the stone ages.

It is too bad that I do not believe in Hell, as Pol Pot should absolutely be there for eternity. The American people still don't seem to realize the extent of the genocide this bastard committed against his own people, those of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma... Jane Fonda was an idiot; she should apologize to the people of southeast Asia, and particularly Vietnam.

He was a complete and utter bastard in my opinion, who killed people for the sake of bringing Cambodia back to the Stone Age, and who is currently awaiting trial!

He ordered "legal" Genocide against his own people, making him both the first and only leader to do that in history.

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9Bashar al-Assad (Syria)

When I see photos of this man with his family and I read about his educational upbringing, I am astonished. How could a man with so much privilege and opportunity also have a reputation of being one of the world's worst dictators - in HISTORY! I mean think about it... When I look back on my life I want to be rememebered for the good I have done. For my ability to bring the human race together as one... Or at least try. Leaders such as Lincoln, Roosevelt, even Queen Elizabeth I. These are the types of leaders I look upon fondly. And though each are fallible, I also believe they worked with a good heart. Do I believe we should ever have war - no. To be that act is as uncivilized and animalistic as two Rams banging heads along a Rocky Mountain cliff. However, I find it down right insulting to "God" - or whatever higher power exsists, to think "He" would approve of anyone kiling what "He" has created. And I write this with a very agnostic viewpoint. But, if there is a creator (and I'm ...more

A very cold-hearted tyrant who allowed his own country to plunge into civil war, creating a multifaceted struggle between a multitude of different groups. His regime has killed tens of thousands to retain power, and in the most brutal means possible. The paramilitary groups loyal to Assad - known as the Shabiha - have deliberately targeted children as young as 2 years old to terrorize anyone who dares oppose his rule.

It is true that al-Qaeda has hijacked a good chunk of the revolution. But in condemning the Jihadist atrocities, we cannot also lose sight of the Assad regime's depravity.

He is responsible for the death of 30,000+ syrians so far! His troops have committed slaughters, rapes, mass burials, and many other extremely foul actions, and not just settling for the already terrible Death!

What kind of person let's their own country fall into anarchy within a small amount of months. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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10Saddam Hussein (Iraq)Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which ...read more.

He exterminated his people, committed ethnic and sectarian genocide, he is first to use chemical WMD on his own Kurdish citizens, engaged his country in 3 destructive wars, invaded 2 neighboring countries and caused destruction of an entire country Kuwait, caused a n environmental disaster by actually drying up entire river tributaries, and caused his people to suffer from a long UN embargo that almost destroyed an entire generation of Iraqis

This guy should be at number one he is that bad. He wins the election every time because he rigs it compared to better dictators who actually do the election fairly

Saddam Hussein was indeed a terrible man who did horrendous things such as killing his own son-in-laws, exterminating the swamp arabs (or Muslims? ). However that said his strict dictatorship did bring Iraq together and it was probably better then, then now in Iraq.

It is my favourite dictator I have ever seen

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11Kim Il-sung (North Korea)

Started the disaster that is North Korea. Now in it's third generation, only an internal coup, which is unlikely due to the terror and mistrust of those in key positions, or an external "takedown" will solve the problem. In my opinion, the civilized nations of the world owe it to the people of North Korea to remove the government and reunite it with the South, China's wishes be damned!

What did kim 2 sung, sing, I just wanna know

The father of Kim jong I'll let me tell you some he was worse than his son he started Korean that killed millions starved more people than Kim jong il blamed the suffering of his country on the USA he made it hell for his ownpeople

And Kim-Jong-Un as well.

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12Idi Amin Dada (Uganda)Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda.

he was responsible for 300,000 murders! -

Oh, I've herd of this guy. In addition to committing a mass genocide in his home country of Uganda (that's in Africa. I say this because I know people who thought that London was the capital of France and I want to be safe), but he was also a cannibal and declared himself emperor of all the Ugandans on the grounds that he has single handedly defeated the tyrannical British empire. I honestly don't know why they let monsters like these come to power instead of throwing them into the loony bin.

Big shame for East Africa nations hope he was the first and last dictator of all times

Total lunatic

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13Caligula (Roman Empire)

He was a sick and cruel man because when he was a kid his whole family was killed by the empire of Rome ( his uncle) and then his uncle took him to an island where he had lost it. Then after his uncle got sick he asked the guard to let him kill the emperor and he said yes so Caligula choked him while during a conversation. Then he became emperor and everybody loved him so they gave him the whole world of Rome to rule as he wishes.

Where's Nero? He was worse than Caligula because he killed Peter and Paul. What a jerk.

Among dictators there are those who believe the end justify the means, others lack any justification other than self gratification, then there are those who are simply insane and act without rhyme or reason. Caligula was of the latter category and Rome suffered immensely for it.

Named after a shoe he like to wear. Can't get more pathetic than that.

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14Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt)

He made a military coup in egypt removing the rightfully elected dr. Mohamed morsi and took over his place and is killing his opponents from protestors and asks the people for permissions to do his massacres from killing innocent unarmed people and also the medioa supports him greatly so far he killed 300 people all from the dr morsi supporters and injured 10000 and still counting may allah be with us

He just killed 3000 peaceful protestors he is simply the worst and should be in the top of the list

He is the worst man ever to rule egypt

Worst dictator. Killed people killed democracy.

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15Hosni Mubarak (Egypt)

He should be listed among top 10 Dictator

He needed a V8 after his first year of presidency

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16Ante Pavelic (Croatia)

Before you post something like this you got to possess some elementary knowledge of History. First of all, going to every Wikipedia will show you that this guy killed 700.000 people only in one concentration camp - 'Jasenovac' according to official Yugoslav statistics after the war. Second, his murders were not turned against 'Bosnians'. There is no nation as Bosnians. Bosnia is the territory populated by Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims. Ante Pavelic was a Croat who recruited both Croats and Muslims to exterminate the Serbs. So had his country lasted more, he wouldn't have turned against the Turks as you suggested (or against Japanese and Mexican) but completely exterminated the Serbian population which was his constitutional goal. Lets not forget to say that with the help of the US modern Croatian country has managed to complete the process of ethnic cleansing of the Serbs that Pavelic successfully started. And third and the last, over 90% of his victims were the Serbs. His motto ...more

The last post is the most accurate. Per capita Ante Pavelic and the Croatian Ustase Neo-Facists should be rated #1! Out of a population of 2 million they butchered and murdered 700,000-1 million mostly Serbians along with Jews and Gypsies. Almost half the Serbian population there! The population (men, women, children, elderly) was systematically massacred in the most brutal ways imaginable. Go to Croatia and mention Serbs and see the hate for yourself. Hell, just ask any Croat in the world and see their denial.

He was just horrible. This guy tried to murder so many people that the UN at one point concluded him to be more dangerous than Hitler. He killed so many Bosnians and Gypsies that he almost wiped out an entire CONTINENT.P. S if he had lived longer and had kept more authority, Turkey and the entire Middle East would be completely gone now

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17Muammar al-Gaddafi (Libya)

"Sometime CHANGE is not good". Take a look at Libya current situation; this change leads to civil war in this country which cause hunger, social unrest, criminal, and refugee in this country. Suppose Muammar Al-Gaddafi still lead this country under his dictator, I think the situation would much better than democracy which the protester need.

Gaddaffi has been dictator for 42 years and in those years he killed his own people who were protesting peacefully

He was the worst modern day dictator in Africa

Gaddafi we mis u

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18Yahya Khan (Pakistan)

He played a bloody role in the Bangladesh war, back then East Pakistan, in 1971. As Pakistani commander-in-chief, in March 1971 he gave the Pakistan army green light to rampage through East Pakistan with impunity just because the Bangladeshis wanted to be free from the rule of West Pakistan which badly neglected East Pakistan as was seen in the clumsy handling of the aftermath situation of notorious 1970 cyclone Bhola. Yahya Khan infamously said: "Kill three million of them [Bangladeshis], and the rest will eat out of our hands."

Anyway, 9 months and about a million deaths later, Bangladesh got its freedom anyway in December 1971.

The 1970s was really a extraordinarily brutal decade back then. Same decade, Pol Pot ravaged Cambodia, Pinochet had an iron fist on Chile, the Red Terror in Ethiopia began, ongoing Vietnam war, East Timor was invaded, the civil war in Lebanon had its first days in the 1970s and so on.

He cheated his own people and his family.

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19Benito Mussolini (Italy) ...read more.

I think this is what happened (in metaphor). You can be as good as you can, and doing your best for your country is all it takes to grow your nation and make it proud. However, trying to follow or be someone else, especially if it's something you don't like, will overextend your limits and can have conflicts for you and others.
Adolf Hitler admired Mussolini's Fascist Party so much that he took it a step further and created his version of Fascism. Mussolini knew he was weak at the time, so he allied in order to stay safe; but this caused hate from the citizens of Italy due to losing battles, execution, and harsh laws.

The Worst, never been a courageous dude, followed by all nasty Italians. Big shame for them, but by opposition of German they are still proud of Mussolini (Il Duce). Real pity for not recognizing him as a dictator.

The reason Italy is a coward on Hetalia. Then again, at least Italy was a better person than Mussolini! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The worst Italian dictator ever!

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20Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)

I no like him, he destroy democracy in Zimbabwe, our cricket team has never recover

This kills white people purely because he doesn't like them and he has crippled his own country, absolutely vile pathetic excuse for a human being

He is surrounded by his bootleekers who are ready to kill. Anyone who opposes him becomes an enemy of the state. He is indeed cruel, lies about the west, while he is the worst ever man God allowed to lead people. Dictator and killer, today he has no clue to where the nation should go. Please God help us on this one.

He's a good bloke

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