Top Ten Most Brutal Dictators During the Cold War

These Brutal And Evil Dictators Were Active During The Cold War (1947-1991)
This Is My First History Related List, So I Might Have Missed Some

The Top Ten

1 Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union) Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and 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.

Dictator Of The Soviet Union From 1924-1953
Obvious Reasons Why He's Here - JPK

2 Pol 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.

Dictator Of Cambodia From 1975-1979
Words Cannot Describe How Heartless This Man Was, He - JPK

3 Mao 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. more.

Should be number 1 - 445956

Dictator Of China From 1949-1976
Killed Up To At Least 70 Million People Due To Famine During The Great Leap Forward - JPK

4 Idi Amin (Uganda) Idi Amin Dada was a Ugandan politician and military officer. He was the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin was born either in Koboko or Kampala to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. In 1946 he joined the King's African Rifles of the British Colonial Army.

Dictator Of Uganda From 1971-1979
He Was Rumored To Be A Cannibal, Killed His Own Staff In Violent Rages, Banned Asians From His Country - JPK

5 Kim il Sung (North Korea) Kim Il-sung was the first Supreme Leader of North Korea, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Premier from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to 1994.

Dictator Of North Korea From 1948-1994
Brainwashed His Country To Treat Him Like A God, Plus He Violated Tons Of Human Rights - JPK

6 Nicolae Ceausescu (Romania)

Dictator Of Romania From 1965-1989 (But Started To Get REALLY Bad In 1971)
Started Off Decent, But After He Visited China And North Korea In The Early 70's, He Started To Become Tyrannical - JPK

He killed 2 million people during his regime by famine,torture,executions,illegal abortions,beatings and more. He constructed gigantic buildings and he created somehow a communist dynasty. He banned abortions,contraception and scrabble. His wife was illiterate, his youngest son was alcoholic and more. But he helped and controlled economically poor countries such as Central African Republic, DR Congo,Somalia and other countries.It was like a communist economic empire during his barbaric rule.

7 Enver Hoxha (Albania) Enver Halil Hoxha was an Albanian communist politician who served as the head of state of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985, as the First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania.

Dictator Of Albania From 1944-1985
He Was A HUGE Fan Of Stalin And Violated Human Rights - JPK

8 Saddam 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 more.

Dictator Of Iraq From 1979-2003
During The Cold War, He Annexed Kuwait And Started The Gulf War In 1991 - JPK

9 Fidel Castro (Cuba) Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, known as Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016), was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he more.

Dictator Of Cuba From 1959-2006 (Though He Announced His Resignation In 2008)
Done TONS Bad Things - JPK

10 Francisco Franco (Spain) Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975. This period in Spanish history is commonly known as Francoist Spain.

Dictator Of Spain From 1936-1975
He Was Pretty Bad - JPK

The Contenders

11 Muammar al-Gaddafi (Libya) Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

Dictator Of Libya From 1969-2011
He Was Pretty Infamous For Violating Human Rights - JPK

12 Ruhollah Khomeini (Iran) Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Islam religious leader and politician.

His face show everythings

13 Augusto Pinochet (Chile)
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