Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


The Top Ten

1 Sheikh 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 is a best killer in the world. - arianmahi69

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2 Adolf Hitler (Germany) Adolf 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 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.

Hitler is responsible for killing way more people then Stalin if you look at it through the context of him being the primary antagonist of WW2. He killed over 26.6 million in Russia alone and the holocaust took the lives of 17 million, (6 million of which were Jews). While Stalin killed many of his own people and is by no means a saint, he did that over the course of 28 years and his highest estimates carry out to about 20 million. Hitler was only in power for 12 years and was only actively conducting the holocaust for about half of that.

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3 Joseph Stalin (USSR) Joseph Stalin (USSR) 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.

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

True he did kill Jews just like Hitler but for different reasons it was just because the Soviets hated all religion in general but despite any reason killing anyone is bad. - countnightdark13

Despite what is commonly discussed, Stalin was worse than Hitler, Stalin having killed more people for not believing in his Communist cause as well as having a similar hatred to Jews, He lead a country more fearful than the Third Reich was

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4 Mao Zedong (China) 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.

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 was the one of the worst dictators

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5 Kim Jong-il (North Korea) Kim 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.

He killed the most poeple, more than Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
(45 Million +)

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6 Vlad 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?!

There is a reason people thought he was a vampire. He would drink the blood of those who he impaled.

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7 King 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.

Was he just a dictator in the Bible? Something no one knows who wrote it, no one actually knows if its true - except for the far-fetched stories (Noah's ark, Jonah and the Whale)

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8 Pol Pot (Cambodia) 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.

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!

Killed a larger proportion of his subjects per year than anyone else, by far. Stalin, Mao, and Hitler killed more, but Pol Pot killed more of the people that he could reach.

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9 Bashar al-Assad (Syria) Bashar al-Assad (Syria) Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the current President of Syria, holding the office since 17 July 2000. He is also commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in 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!


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10 Saddam Hussein (Iraq) 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.

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

He Invaded two countries! Saddam Hussein should be number 1! - MemeDinoWarrior

Where does Saddam Hussein keep his CDs? In Iraq...

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The Contenders

11 Idi Amin Dada (Uganda) Idi Amin Dada (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.

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

He was evil

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12 Kim Il-sung (North Korea) Kim Il-sung (North Korea) Kim Il-sung was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to 1994. He was also the leader of more.

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

And Kim-Jong-Un as well.

He killed more poeple as kim jong-il and kim jong-un.

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13 Abdel 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

He is kind of idiotic figure compared to other dictators

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14 Caligula (Roman Empire) Caligula (Roman Empire) Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was Roman emperor in AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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.

Just like Pol Pot, he didn't even do anything to benefit the Roman Empire. He just had orgies on his banquet table, placed a horse into a very high congressional position, and regularly executed people for no reason. Granted, it's not like he had to... he was the leader of the most powerful empire in the world at that point.

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15 Hosni Mubarak (Egypt)

Yes he was evil

He needed a V8 after his first year of presidency

He should be listed among top 10 Dictator

16 Ante Pavelic (Croatia) Ante Pavelic (Croatia) Ante Pavelić was a Croatian fascist dictator who led the Ustaše movement and the Independent State of Croatia, established in parts of occupied Yugoslavia during World War II with the support of both Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.

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

the boss

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17 Benito Mussolini (Italy) Benito Mussolini (Italy) Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. more.

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

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 worst Italian dictator ever!

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18 Muammar al-Gaddafi (Libya) Muammar 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

Well the Civil war happened so now we don't have to worry about the Libyan insanity again. Oh and Gaddafi is now dead as well.

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19 Yahya 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.

I am so lucky

He was a honest m

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20 Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)

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.

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

Bitch! He kills white people for no reason that's insane!

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21 Ivan IV (Russia) Ivan IV (Russia) Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Fearsome, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then Tsar of All Rus' until his death in 1584. The last title was used by all his successors.

His first act of power was to throw a rebellious nobleman to his hunting dogs. Things only became worse from that point.

Ivan the Terrible was known for, amongst other "accomplishments, " tortuously murdering the inhabitants of the city of Novgorod on the basis of a rumor that they were planning to defect to Sweden. Men, women, and children were impaled, hacked to death with axes or boiled alive in gigantic pots. He personally partook in brutal tortures of suspected enemies, and beat his own son to death in a fit of rage. Possibly one of the worst people who has ever lived. Brutal, sadistic, and cruel, he richly deserves the name Ivan the Terrible.

Even though he wasn't really a dictator. He was a monarch. None the less, he was as bad as Stalin. - Robobrain

He was better known as Ivan the Terrible. After the Kremlin was built, he executed its builders so they couldn't make anything more impressive. I don't know which this is more of: stupid, or sadistic.

Deserves higher on this list read a history book for once - lorenzotobin

22 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangladesh) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangladesh)

He was the greatest killer in Bangladesh after 1971(Freedom fight). He killed about 45000 people by his Protective Force. Then he established Absolutism.

Yes he was dictator

Totaly a culprit of nation, who was slave of other country.

"He is the best serieal killer of the world. - arianmahi69

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23 Nero (Roman Empire) Nero (Roman Empire) Nero was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius and became Claudius' heir and successor. Like Claudius, Nero became emperor with the consent of the Praetorian Guard.

Nero was an evil man he would throw Christians in arenas with lions just for entertainment

Terrible, killing Christians is inhumane ways.

He turned chritians into candles and decorated dinner parties with them.

He was both evil and insane. I wonder what mental disorder he had?

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24 Genghis Khan (Mongolia) Genghis Khan (Mongolia) Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

Killed so many people he effected the carbon footprint of the planet. The Forests grew back.

Not a dictator in the proper sense of the word, but was responsible for the deaths of millions

I read he was responsible or the deaths of at least 50 million people, so about the same as hitler


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25 Kim Jong-Un (North Korea)

Really. Why is he so low. He is a lot worse that his father was. And just look at some of the people ahead of him. He should be top 10.

This man is dumb. A liar and came out of a liar. He sends out nuclear missiles. Also his intelligence level is as high as a dead elephant

Fool he is a fool

No, a fool couldn't handle that controlled while all countries on the world want to kill him, and this even faking it before his own people. - waldo


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26 Francisco Franco (Spain) 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.

You should correct the name: Francisco, not Fransisco. And it could be remarkable to point at the fact that he was one of the dictators who most seized the power: 40 years between 1936 and 1975. He represented the complete triumph of fascism, shamelessly welcomed by USA as a ally against the communism in Cold War era, and he destroyed forever the brilliant and liberal Spain that was abandoning its gloomy past. His awful and selfish inheritance, as the big defender of most reactionary layers of society, is present at today's Spain, with its corruption and poverty.

Mass murderer who is still buried as a hero, while his countless victims still lay unidentified in mass graves.

Totalitarian mass murderer and nitwit economist who overthrew a democratic government to install a catholic fundamentalst regime bent on historical revisionism.

He was a bad egg

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27 Hideki Tojo (Japan) Hideki Tojo (Japan) Hideki Tōjō was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 27th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October 17, 1941, to July 22, 1944. As Prime Minister, he was responsible for ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor, more.

This man was the person who was the real dictator in Japan not Hirohito he was simply a puppet to Tojo he mass murdered almost as much people as Hitler did in even worse ways. He was hanged after the war and should've been in the top 15 on this list! He was completely evil

His last name rhymes with Sugou from Sword Art Online. I hate both of these guys! Tojo was the real mastermind behind Japan's role in World War II! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

He is responsible for 33,270,000 deaths, committed in the most gruesome ways. He invaded China in 1931 and killed 21,750,000 Chinese by either beheading, disemboweling or stabbing them, even if they surrendered. His soldiers raped 20,000 women in Nanjing alone. His invasion of Southeast Asia killed another 8,600,000 people. During these invasions, 1,620,000 of his soldiers died. He forced millions of Koreans into slave labor. 800,000 Koreans died under those circumstances. He also instigated a secret unit called Unit 731, which was responsible for human experimentation which was dedicated to the determination of the most effective ways to kill people. They tested flamethrowers and anthrax and did live dissections of people. During these experiments, approximately 500,000 people died. Even though he wasn't the Emperor, he was the one who had the idea of Japan conquering Asia. Hirohito just didn't care enough to stop him and therefore allowed him to commit those crimes, which make him ...more

28 Omar Al-Bashir (Sudan) Omar Al-Bashir (Sudan)

Also He's Been In Power For 29 Years With Rigged Elections. Not To Mention He's A Wanted Criminal By The International Criminal Court - JPK

This guy kills people for no reason and has guards that ravage communities to force kids to kill eachother. Plus, he has killed 10 million people.

Responsible for Darfur ethnic cleansing.

2.5 million people dead. And counting.

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29 Vladimir Lenin (USSR) Vladimir Lenin (USSR) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

This guy made communism, which led to stalin, Mao Zedong, and the cold war. If he never existed, the world would be extremely peaceful, just think about a communism free world! That is why this guy is the worst dictator of all times, or as I call him, the creation of all other dictators

Despite not killing as many as Hitler or Stalin Vladimir Lenin was a manipulative psychopath who even hated his own followers, denouncing them as "useful idiots" who followed him because they wanted to be free of tsarist Russia. It is amazing this man still has so many followers today

He was shown as hero in the social textbook of tenth class in India. Now I understood his worst ness. thanks

Stop saying he told comie poop butt Obama was a better than Lenin.

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30 Mengistu Haile Mariam (Ethiopia) Mengistu Haile Mariam (Ethiopia) 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 more.

He was the worst dictator in east Africa. He killed his own president, his name is Hail Silas and took over his place. People started to suffer in east Africa because of him

He is so cruel he killed millions of women and kids

Why is he still alive? Why don't someone kill him already please, I'll give you all of my savings, buy far best purchase I've ever made, money well spent cleaning up garbage!

The guy consumed about one million human lives.

Just his name is enough for the people of Ethiopia. The most cruel and killer of more than 200000 young Ethiopians. He make sure there will be no generation left to be a witness.

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31 Jean Bokassa (Central African Republic)

One of the reasons why CAR is such a failed country. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ


32 Emperor Hirohito (Japan) Emperor Hirohito (Japan)

A war criminal who eluded all punishment for his actions

Right behind Hitler

Tojo Hideki and others were blame scapegoats for this man.

Annexed and raped people from China, Taiwan, North and South Korea. And a little bit of russia. Worse than bennito mussolini.

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33 Prince Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)

He is the king of Saudi Arabia
Even Saudi Arabia is a rich country most of Saudi people are poor, few are millionaires

What only few are million Aires I'm a million wire my whole family is millionaire my friends are million are even my father friend I think he is waleed I don't know is a billion aire decides every country doesn't have so many million Aires so don't complain

34 Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)

This guy is sick, he has a sick mind, he kills poor people by taking their money and has already eradicated all the days, and he allows joseph kony and his men to brainwash and destroy the country of Uganda - SliderRob31

Museveni is a master liar, manipulator, and mischievous. His regime cadres refer to those they murder as "biological substances".

Only his family tastes wine..

Super dictator not worth living..lavish lifestyle at the expenses of the poor people.

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35 Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan)

He disowned his dead soldiers and left their bodies behind during Kargil war!

He dragged Pakistan in war

A coward leader who did not fear of Allah but feared from Ameica and caused destruction to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Yes he did kargill mischief and put his country in shaimy condition. Pakistan lost kargil & thosends of soldiers.

36 Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines)

He declared Martial Law which caused the demise of the whole Philippines. The government was a puppet, so was the staff and officials. For a lot of years, many Filipinos died because of him, shooting those who oppose him in front of the crowd and international media.

Because of him, it will take the Philippines till the mid 2020s to pay off the debt, he accumulated for the country from 1965 till 1986.

Marcos, hitler, dictador, tuta!

Tortures his army/police used were
- rape
- putting sticks of wood up men’s genatalia
- killing mutalating cooking then eating a victim’s remains in front of their friends and family

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37 Chiang Kai-shek (China)

Though thought out to be a good guy he was almost the complete opposite. Even though he didn't kill 75 million he still deserves to be on this list. Since he was a Nationalist leader, Americans look at him as a good guy only because we were trying to stop communism. One reason was because this leader was a leading factor in the Korean War. But back to Chiang, when we sent him millions upon billions of dollars he first embezzled some for his own keep and gave the rest to him army (which might be one reason for retreating to Taiwan).

Killed lots of people in Taiwan

He is the same as Mao Zedong, he killed 30, 000 Taiwanese. Mao Zedong killed more just because China had more population.

I disagree. He was a born-again Christian. He wanted to rid China of the psychological diseases of godless Marxist-Leninism

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38 Nicolae Ceaușescu (Romania)

Despite all the good things he did to make Romania unique in front of the world and improve relations with Werstern Europe, he's still responsible for the torturing of many people who opposed him, destroyed many villages and the respective way of life. And whats even worse is that he was completely oblivious to what the reign did wrong, all thanks to his wife Elena, who was an even bigger monster than him(and responsible for many opressions and torturing people from many social categories, propaganda and personality cult, those last 2 done along with her husband). Those two formed a double-headed tyranny. Plus they both got executed on Christmas which shocked the West.
Also he even tricked the world leaders into believing that Romania would make a better relation with the West rather than with URSS. In short he is a Machiavellic genius, strong and dignified but at the same time has a very strong lack of realism, living in a illusion, and later, paranoid. He even destroyed National ...more - AnulDomnului

I think he is the only dictator in history who had the honor to meet important world leaders like Queen Elizabeth, Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin (he was called by other Romanians "Idi Aminescu" as an insult), Fidel Castro (possibly), Mao Zedong, Kim Jong Il, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, the Sheik of Iran (who got dethroned) & many others.
He was initially a communist with liberal views, who went against Russia's rules and became popular in the west for defending Czechoslovakia from the Russian invasion. But after he and his wife went to China and North Korea.
His wife Elena was a greater tyrant than him and an idiotic ruler (she considered people to be rats who needed extermination). Not to mention she was the biggest hoax in the history of science (since she was illiterate with mediocre results of 5,6 & 4). They tortured people who opposed him and which were considered clinically insane when in reality they were not. They hungered the population, destroyed villages, cosmopolitan ...more

He might have done some good things for romania but he also led his population to misery

Started Off Decent, But Kim Il-Sung Turned Him Into A Tyrannical Jerk - JPK

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39 Than Shwe (Myanmar)

He is in a long line of burmese greed. I know this personally because my family was affected by him and the other generals. The government raises money just so the generals can live large while their people starve and die. He commited genocide against the tribes as he wanted one race in Burma.

The worst ever in the history, no brain no kind, just a kind of henpecked leader and just only know stolen and killed people by arm.

He started to gain the despotic political power since 1991. He commits many different typologies of crime.

The meanest ever dictator whose famiily grabs everything they like anywhere. One of the brutal murder-robbery was conducted by them to get a set of priceless diamond Jewellery. The more you learn, the worse you hear about their mischieves.

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40 King Leopold II (Belgium)

Just because he wasn't killing people in his own country doesn't excuse his actions in his colonies. Unlike many on this list he was from a so called first world nation, but that didn't stop him from having the hands and feet of little children cut off to make their parent work harder in rubber plantations. Congo has never recovered from his actions.

Disgusting Human Being. I mean at least some of the people on this list had reasons, however ridiculous, for killing. Leopold did it at random, and for no reason whatsoever

You kidding me? He's responsible for millions of deaths...

Killed 145 million using underdeveloped 19th century technology

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41 Vladimir Putin (Russia) Vladimir Putin (Russia) Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. He was also President from 2000-2008.

Russians who think he is not an evil dictator are illusional.

Vladimir Putin sucks. He kills people everywhere for no reason. I hope he gets a capital punishment soon

He's powerful but not nice

Anyone who runs against him, dies under mysterious circumstances (credit the FSB for this). Perhaps one of the dictators who managed to become ‘not a dictator’.

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42 Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bangladesh)

He is one wrong haded person in the world!

He destroyed election system in Bangladesh

He is one of the worst and lair politician in the world!

He was a laier president of bangladesh hestory

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43 Indira Gandhi (India)

Just killed the Constitution and snatched human rights by just a blow of pen

No one wants to be a prime minister in front of her. She should be the controller of the country.

After thinking about it, she belongs to the list. She declared an emergency order for India in the 1970s, and during this "emergency" period, she had millions of men forcibly (! ) sterilized.

Forcible sterilization is against human rights.

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44 Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt)

One of the dictator of the world.

45 Porfirio Díaz (México)

Two face trader! Live free or die viva villa!

46 Nicholas II (Russia)
47 Napoleon (France) Napoleon (France) Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

This one is dependent on your opinion. Bonaparte helped his country out a ton, but to this day, some British still poke fun at France for being stupid enough to let Napoleon rise to power twice. He was certainly not bad for his own people, but his armies devastated the western coast of Europe, and cut a sizable portion from Italy before being reduced back to France in 1814.

Greatest emperors the world has ever seen, highly decorated personality, very great speaker

Greatest monarch in the history of France. There is no reason for him to be so high up the list for worst dictators.

Small prick

My idol!

48 Enver Pasha (Ottoman Empire)

One of the triumvirate of the Ottoman Empire who was responsible for the Armenian Genocide.

49 Mary I (England)
50 Maximilien Robespierre (France) Maximilien Robespierre (France)

Robespierre invented terrorism. What a delightful gift to the world.

Robespierre was the man, who lid the ground work for monsters like Lenin to promise utopia and to protect it, killed anyone in his way. Even though this revolution promised freedom. it was only for those who agreed the rest off to the guiltoine. Which makes it truly just that he suffered the same fate.

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