1 Joseph Stalin
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.
First, the caption for this list is completely wrong. If you have ever read "The Communist Manifesto," you would know that nowhere does the ideology state that murdering political dissidents is part of communism. However, that is not to defend the ideology, nor Stalin.
Stalin was a horrendous leader. Lenin did not want him to take power because he knew Stalin would abuse it. Stalin managed to secure his position through manipulation. Stalin's purges killed 20-40 million people, most of whom (over 99%) were innocent.
He takes the prize as the most evil dictator since Hitler.
He caused an event called the Holodomor, or the Ukrainian Holocaust. Look it up. And he killed more people than Hitler did.
2 Mao Zedong
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. His Marxist–Leninist theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known... read more
Ordered more people executed than any Nazi or other Communist.
This man was an idiot, too.
No wonder Stalin disliked him.
Killed more people than any other man in history.
3 Pol Pot
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's Cambodia made Mao's China and Stalin's Soviet Union look like a paradise. He essentially deported the entire urban population out of the cities in just one night and brutally executed anyone suspected of being an intellectual. This included anyone who had an education and even those who wore glasses. The executions were usually carried out by beating the victims to death with shovels or pickaxes to save bullets, and then the bodies were dumped in mass graves. Some people were buried alive. During Pol Pot's tenure, the Vietnamese minority in Cambodia was horribly persecuted. Vietnamese people and many other minorities, including Thai and Chinese, were mutilated, raped, and killed. Even babies and toddlers were murdered in all sorts of disgusting ways. Not to mention, Pol Pot also abolished the monetary economy and reset the calendar. His aggressive foreign policy led Vietnam to invade in 1978. However, the invasion soon turned into a humanitarian operation after the Vietnamese realized what Pol Pot's regime had done to the country.
By the way: Pol Pot was the leader of Cambodia for just over three years! In such a short time, he destroyed his country and killed up to a third of its population. That's insane!
4 Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870–21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.
If you think about it, he's the main reason millions of people died! He created Communists!
He didn't create Communism! He was the first Communist leader of Russia.
5 Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong-il (born Yuri Irsenovich Kim; 16 February 1941 - 17 December 2011) was a North Korean politician who was the second supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea from 1994 to 2011. He led North Korea from the 1994 death of his father Kim Il-sung, the first Supreme Leader, until his own death in 2011, when he was succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-un. 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.
6 Kim Jong-Un
Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983) is a North Korean politician who has been Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) since 2012. He is a son of Kim Jong-il, who was North Korea's second supreme leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui. He is a grandson ...read more.
7 Nicolae Ceaușescu
Nicolae Ceaușescu (5 February 1918–25 December 1989) was a Romanian communist politician and dictator. He was the general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and the second and last Communist leader of Romania. He was also the country's head of state from 1967, serving as President of the State Council and from 1974 concurrently as President of the Republic, until his overthrow and execution in the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, part of a series of anti-Communist uprisings in Eastern Europe that year.
Should be far higher. He was one of the worst dictators of the Eastern Bloc. He was initially a decent leader but then became a paranoid megalomaniac who ruined his country. Romania still hasn't fully recovered from this beast's misrule. He admired figures such as Stalin and Kim Il-sung and attempted to make his country like North Korea.
8 Fidel Castro
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 ...read more.
9 Idi Amin
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.
10 Josip Broz Tito
Josip Broz (7 May 1892, Kumrovec – 4 May 1980, Ljubljana), commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement ...read more.
? Nikolai Yezhov
? Grigory Zinoviev
11 Karl Marx
Karl Heinrich Marx ( 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. His name has been used as an adjective, a noun, and a school of social theory.
He was a racist. He called the Serbs racial trash in his Communist manifesto.
12 Genrikh Yagoda
Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda, born Yenokh Gershevich Iyeguda was a Soviet-Russian secret police official who served as director of the NKVD, the Soviet Union's security and intelligence agency, from 1934 to 1936. Appointed by Joseph Stalin, Yagoda supervised the arrest, show trial, and execution of the Old Bolsheviks Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev, events that initiated the Great Purge.
He was demoted from the directorship of the NKVD in favor of Nikolai Yezhov in 1936 and arrested in 1937. On March of 1938, he confessed to crimes of treason and conspiracy. Shortly after the trial, he was found guilty and shot.
Killed more than 5 million Christians.
13 Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician currently serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
14 Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.
He joined the capitalist American government when he was thrown out of Russia by Stalin. An extremely stupid move, indeed!
Plus, he was a Zionist!
15 Kim il Sung
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.
16 Ho Chi Minh
Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.
17 Che Guevara
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.
He was captured in 1967. ...read more.
18 Enver Hoxha
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.
Not the worst in terms of numbers, but he was still an absolute idiot who is responsible for destroying Albanian national identity and mass torture, as well as murders of priests, and a complete lack of understanding of economics.
19 Lazar Kaganovich
Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich (22 November 1893 – 25 July 1991) was a Soviet politician and administrator and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin. He is known for helping Stalin come to power and for his harsh treatment and execution of those deemed threats to Stalin's regime.
20 Lavrenti Beria
Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria (29 March 1899 – 23 December 1953) was a Georgian Bolshevik and Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security, and chief of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and promoted to deputy premier under Stalin from 1941. He later officially joined the Politburo in 1946. Beria, along with 6 others, Dekanozov, Merkulov, Vlodzimirsky, Meshik, Goglidze and Kobulov, were all arrested on June 26, 1953. He went on trial at the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union on 23 December 1953. ...read more.
21 Mengistu Haile Mariam
Mengistu Haile Mariam is an Ethiopian politician who was the leader of Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991. He was the chairman of the Derg, the Communist military junta that governed Ethiopia, from 1977 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. Effectively ...read more.
22 Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte, also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent who served as President of The Philippines from 2016 until 2022.
23 Alfonso Cano
24 Moša Pijade
25 Béla Kun