Top 10 People Who Most Changed Our World for the Worse

The Top Ten
1 Adolf Hitler Hitler's extreme ideology and aggressive foreign policies led to the eruption of World War II, resulting in the death of millions and widespread destruction across Europe. His horrific genocide, the Holocaust, resulted in the systematic extermination of six million Jews. His reign continues to symbolize the extreme dangers of unchecked totalitarianism.

If you think what Hitler did is no longer important, I am shocked and appalled at what kind of education/brainwashing you must be getting.

He is the worst person of all time!

2 Osama bin Laden As the founder of Al-Qaeda, bin Laden orchestrated numerous terrorist attacks worldwide, most notably the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. These acts of terrorism claimed thousands of lives, fostered hatred, and instigated enduring conflicts and wars.

He caused 9/11 and magnified Middle Eastern and US-Afghanistan tensions greatly. He has most negatively affected today's world.

He is evil. Not as bad as Hitler, but still evil. He is a disgusting excuse for a human.

Yes, he caused 9/11 and killed many innocent people, but who gave him those weapons and supplies to cause 9/11 and kill people? The U.S. and the U.K. Osama bin Laden fought in Afghanistan, and everyone thought he was a hero. The United States and the United Kingdom gave him money. That money was used to kill innocents and for 9/11.

3 Mao Zedong As Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Mao's policies, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, led to famine, social upheaval, and countless deaths. His totalitarian rule suppressed personal freedoms and stifled intellectual diversity, leaving a lasting negative impact on Chinese society.
4 Joseph Stalin Stalin's reign over the Soviet Union was marked by ruthless purges, widespread surveillance, severe famine, and immense political repression. His actions resulted in the death and suffering of millions of his own people. His authoritarian model of governance left a long-lasting imprint on Russian politics and society.

We know how many people Hitler killed because he kept detailed documents. Stalin didn't keep documents. He erased people from existence. We don't know how many people he killed because he made sure no evidence of his political opponents, and all remotely connected to them, was erased.

We're still trying to figure out just how many millions of people this man killed, starved, imprisoned, or worked to death.

Why is he lower than Trump? I don't personally like Trump, but putting him above a genocidal dictator is illogical.

5 Vladimir Putin Putin's extended rule over Russia has been marked by allegations of widespread corruption, human rights abuses, and suppression of political dissent. His aggressive foreign policies, including the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, have fostered instability and conflict in various regions.
6 Idi Amin As Uganda's President, Amin's rule was characterized by gross human rights abuses, political repression, and corruption. His regime was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 300,000 civilians, leaving a deep scar on Uganda's national history.

He didn't have that much of an effect outside of his home country of Uganda, although I'll hand it to him that he is a jackass.

7 Lee Harvey Oswald Oswald dramatically altered American history by assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963. His actions resulted in a profound national shock and greatly contributed to the climate of unrest and division in the turbulent years that followed.

How is he lower than Trump? He KILLED the president. Trump didn't kill anyone.

8 O.J. Simpson The former NFL player's high-profile murder trial and subsequent legal troubles brought issues of race, celebrity, and justice into sharp public focus in a way that often deepened divisions and incited controversy.
9 Donald Trump As President of the United States, Trump's controversial policies and statements often led to political polarization and social unrest. His handling of issues related to immigration, racial justice, and climate change drew global criticism. His approach to the COVID-19 pandemic was also widely criticized for exacerbating the crisis.

The new Hitler! If this man becomes president, he will start a third world war for sure. He's going to destroy Europe and the United States with his irrational ideas. I hope you Americans (I'm from Europe) will realize how crazy this person really is. This man is dangerous if we don't look out.

He thinks he can control the world just because he's the US president. He makes up stuff about different groups, including Muslims, to get his way. And he makes these promises that are too big to be true.

Sorry Republicans, that wall's not happening.

10 Michael Vick The professional football player's career was marred by his involvement in illegal dog fighting rings. His actions led to widespread outrage, casting a dark shadow over his athletic achievements and highlighting issues of animal cruelty in the sports world.

I hate this guy! If I see him, I'd give him a big punch in the face.

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11 Pol Pot As leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, Pol Pot orchestrated the Cambodian genocide, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people. His brutal policies of social engineering have left a tragic legacy of trauma and loss.
12 John Wilkes Booth Booth's assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 disrupted the post-Civil War reconstruction process, worsening tensions between the North and South and altering the course of American history.
13 Aleister Crowley The occultist's promotion of black magic and hedonistic practices, combined with his self-proclaimed role as 'The Great Beast 666,' had a controversial impact on societal norms and perceptions of spirituality, and encouraged potentially harmful practices.
14 Ajit V. Pai As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Pai's decision to repeal net neutrality regulations was heavily criticized. This repeal has potentially endangered the principle of equal access to the internet, raising concerns about the potential for corporate control and manipulation of internet content.

Every American citizen should have the right to kick him right in his balls!

That idiot who is trying to ruin the internet.

15 Kim Jong-un As the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim's iron-fisted rule has been marked by severe human rights abuses, nuclear threats, and economic hardship for his people. His isolationist policies have contributed to North Korea's fraught relationship with the global community.
16 Hillary Clinton While serving as Secretary of State, Clinton faced criticism for her handling of the Benghazi attack in 2012. Her use of a private email server for official correspondence while in office also raised significant concerns about transparency and the security of sensitive information.

Thank God she lost. She would have been even worse than Biden and Obama.

Good God. I agree that she has some scandals that she is hiding, but she is NOT worse than Vladimir Putin. (And this is coming from a guy who likes Trump. Let that sink in.)

17 Ante Pavelic Pavelic, as the head of Croatia's WWII Ustase regime, was responsible for horrific atrocities, including the genocide of Serbs, Jews, and Roma, contributing to a legacy of hatred and division in the Balkans that persists to this day.
18 George W. Bush Bush's decision to invade Iraq under the premise of eliminating weapons of mass destruction, which were never found, resulted in a protracted war with countless casualties and destabilized the Middle East, creating conditions for extremist groups to thrive.

He passed the No Child Left Behind Act, which created the horrors of standardized testing.

He almost killed America. Now Obama has to deal with his problems.

Another war criminal that should be in Gitmo. Waterboarding is too good for him.

19 Ivan the Terrible As the first Tsar of Russia, Ivan's brutal reign was marked by a campaign of terror against the nobility, expansionist wars, and a disregard for human life, setting a precedent for oppressive leadership in Russia.
20 Mike Pence As Vice President, Pence's stance on various issues, including LGBTQ+ rights and women's reproductive health, drew criticism. His religious conservative views were seen by some as infringing upon individual freedoms and contributing to divisiveness.

The only good thing he ever did was become a home for the fly.

21 Vlad Tepes Known as Vlad the Impaler and inspiration for the Dracula myth, his brutal methods of ruling, which included impaling thousands of enemies, spread terror and death, causing instability in the region.
22 Karl Marx Marx's communist ideology, though aimed at equality and worker rights, has been interpreted in ways that led to oppressive regimes, economic failure, and human rights violations in various countries, casting a shadow over his ideals.

The eternal hero of the Left. The world would be such a better place without his dangerous beliefs.

23 Mitch McConnell As a prominent Republican senator, McConnell's strategic obstructionism and role in escalating partisan conflicts, such as the refusal to hold hearings for a Supreme Court nominee in 2016, have contributed to political gridlock and divisiveness in the U.S. government.
24 Jack the Ripper This unidentified serial killer's gruesome crimes in the late 1800s spread fear throughout London and led to a sensationalist media culture around serial killers, causing widespread paranoia and mistrust.
25 Paul Ryan As Speaker of the House, Ryan was often criticized for his role in advancing policies that some argue exacerbated income inequality and cut vital social services, affecting the most vulnerable segments of the population.
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