Joseph Stalin (USSR)
Stalin was the most monstrous and amoral leader in history. He waged war on his own party and people out of sheer paranoia - most of his people and political allies were ready to follow him wherever he directed, but he had to kill them anyway, and their entire families, children included, just in case they moved against him in future. Criminal psychopath - should definitely have been shot by someone long before he managed to seize power.
Because he killed way more people than Hitler, plus people in Nazi Germany loved Hitler and wanted to win the war, while Stalin staved his people and killed them for anything they did that annoyed him. Plus he was hated by his own people. He even demanded deserters if the red army in ww2 to be shot if they retreated. He is the most vicious and evil leader ever.
Stalin was more evil than Adolf Hitler, and the reason is because he never cared for his own people and for the civilians of Germany. Any Communist leader is worse than a Fascist. Whoever voted for Hitler on this list is probably because they were just raised thinking he was bad when in reality Joseph Stalin is the worst. Hitler was not really against religion, however Stalin was and he executed anyone that practices religion. He also probably killed young German soldiers that were forced into war. Whenever a Communist saw a German, they were shot regardless of age.
He is way worse than Hitler. Hitler cared at least for his "own" people, this one didn't. Besides all the soldiers sent the death, the fake trials and executions of "enemies of the state", he got random people murdered for no reason, just to terrorize society.
During the devastating event known as Terror Famine, Stalin order the persecution of 5-8 million innocent farmers who were not willing to give in there farms during Stalin's Five-Year Plan to unite small farms to create a large one. These Ukrainian farmers were known as Kulaks. Compared to the Holocaust which murdered an estimated 6 million Jews, Stalin seems as the worst dictator of all time.
All I can say is that Stalin killed his own people. Hitler was actually very patriotic and loved people. Stalin cared for nobody. If you didn't like his moustache ( not only Hitler had a moustache ), you were long gone. Stalin ruled by fear, Hitler ruled by trust and adoration.
Who killed the most people? Stalin did! Hitler sent Jews, Gypsies and other races he hated to camps to kill them, Stalin sent everyone he didn't like to camps, no matter what race or religion, if he didn't like them, they went on a vacation to Gulag camp in Siberia, where they worked and starved to death, rather than have a (sort of) quick death. Of Hitler, we know the deaths, of Mao, we do too, but Stalin has killed more than both of them together, or at least, for as far as we know, I mean: good luck finding an abandoned Gulag camp in Siberia and digging up the corpses to count them!
Stalin killed more people than Hitler did, yet somehow Hitler is on the top of the list instead of Stalin. Read some history, people.
The Holodomor was the worst crime of humanity I've ever seen or heard of in all my life. Something worse than murder, worse than torture, worse than humiliation happened in those two years. The numbers, extremely high, are nothing compared to the accounts and stories recalled from the Holodomor. I just cannot imagine.
Joseph Stalin is the most evil man in history at lest Hitler believed wrongly that what he was doing was good. Stalin kill just for his own pleasure and prestige he believed that peoples lives mean nothing and that people are dispensable. Hitler kill Jews because he believed that they where truly inferior vermin who are responsible for the German's problems. TO STALIN THERE IS NO EQUAL!
Well, Stalin killed more than Hitler, Hitler only killed about 20 Million due to the fact of the Death Camps, and German Casualties in the War. Stalin killed about 30 Million due to The Great Soviet Famine which took about at least 8 Million Lives, Stalin's great Purge, WWII Soviet Casualties which took up with more than 20 Million.
Hitler may have killed many Jews but Stalin killed people JUST because they disagreed with him! He starved his people! He probably ordered his fellow opponent Leon Trotsky dead! Who could be worse than that! ANYONE WHO OPPOSED WERE MURDERED!
He killed a LOT more people than Hitler did, and he killed them for disagreeing with him. Trust me when I say that I know an abomination when I see one. The only reason people like this monster better than they do Adolf Hitler is because he fought on our side in World War II.
11 million < 20 million
He killed way more people than Hitler and killed them just because he simply didn't like them all dictators are horrible but he is the worst and he was only put at second place because people have been taught more about Hitler than him
Responsible for the death of more than 27.000.000 people, close to hitler, however, since everybody seems to be so convinced Hitler was worst, I have to try and even it out a bit. They were neck and neck concerning their evilness. - flemmilu
Hitler was a terrible person, but he only killed enemies of Germany, and gave his people good lives (assuming they were devout Nazis). Stalin killed 4 times more people than Hitler did, and a lot of them were his own people. Hitler was a genocidal psychopath and Stalin was just pure evil.
Stalin was definitely head and shoulders above the rest of this list as history's worst dictator. In all departments of cruelty and degradation he had or never will have an equal. This psychopathic tyrant averaged about a million dead for each of his 29 terrifying years in power.
Way worse than Hitler. Maybe because Stalin lived longer then him. Killed way more people than Hitler. He oppressed many more nations and peoples than Hitler ever dreamed of. Stalin�'s killing was not systematic extermination. It was more of a random and corrupt system which allowed the killing of countless innocents for no reason other than the "great" leaders insanity.
He was not only a fierce dictator but there is also something that people are not aware of, Hitler feared Joseph stalin that is the reason that he signed a pact with him to not attack each other and divide the land conquered equally among themselves.
"There are no Soviet prisoners of war: only Soviet traitors. " Stalin had no comrades.
Hitler was a wimp. He had to select groups of people to execute, Premiere Stalin did not care. Stalin killed anything and anyone who opposed him mainly of his own people. The numbers Stalin killed continue to go up between 20-60 million.
Joseph Stalin is obviously much worse than Hitler. For one he killed way more people, and Stalin just did it on a whim because he felt like it. People focus on Hitler but in all actuality look at Soviet Russia.
Killed more people than Hitler. And he was really the worst at being a dictator. HE SUCKED AT IT. and Adolf Hitler wasn't the worst he actually succeeded till America got involved. READ THE TITLE PPL.
If just Josef Stalin was still alive a few more years during the cold war he would have started WW3 and for sure he would have used the hydrogen bombs to end capitalism in modern world.
Stalin had people just come in and kidnap people straight from their homes. Women were sent to Siberia and men were sent to prison; no one could've spoken about their experiences. The Kremlin made lists of people considered anti-Soviet, who were supposed to be killed. I suggest reading the book Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys or going to betweenshadesofgray.com for more information about the horrors that Stalin imposed upon people.
Of course the Kremlin made lists of those who were anti-Communist. The US made lists of people believed to be Communist. I'm sure you've heard of Joseph McCarthy. They weren't killed but their lives were destroyed.
I'm not saying Stalin wasn't awful. I personally don't think such comparisons can or should be made. Hitler used tools that Stalin did not. Germany of World War II was very different than the USSR of WWII and very few countries have the natural assets to torture people that the USSR had (and Russia has). I'm going to give that book a look. - Ericag