Top 10 Worst Dictators In History

The Top Ten Worst Dictators In History

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.

Killing general people every day-every week. Thousands of ordinary people have died since the regime of Autocrat Sheikh Hasina. Wounded millions. She started to kill all her opposition with her force. Bangladesh is experiencing the worst situation ever in it's history.

2 Adolf Hitler (Germany) Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) 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 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.

If he hadn't killed himself it would've been the end of the world. Nobody on here would be alive now. TheTopTens list wouldn't exist.

3 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

Stalin easily deserves the gold medal in this competition. The enormous scale and ruthlessness of his atrocities surpasses every other dictators in such way that only Mao can compete.

Many people consider Hitler worse than Stalin. This widespread opinion is influenced by both wartime and postwar propaganda, by Hollywood, by the fact that Germany is part of the western world and above all by the fact that Germany lost and the history is written by the victor.

Stalin had a very abusive father (as did Hitler), he was studying to become a priest until he joined the bolshevik party and became brutal bank robber and later ruthless civil war leader. After Lenin's death Stalin started to purge the country from everyone who he saw as a threat to his authority including high ranking revolutionary leaders as Lev Trotski and countless of party officials and military officers. He became so paranoid that he even killed most of his relatives. He gave the NKVD (secret police) orders to ...more

4 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.

Mao's country was starving long before he took over. The whole point of his modernization program was to end those famines and to bring China into the 20th century. Those losses occurred because not long after Mao instituted his 5-year plan, which moved millions of workers off of farms and into the cities, to working the mills, crops failed across China, several years in a row, producing severe famine. That juxtaposition of factors is what killed all those people. It was not deliberate! It was in fact a horrible accident, and at least as much due to bad weather as it was to Mao's reforms. Mao's purpose was to improve the lives of the Chinese people, not to kill anybody, and therein lies the gigantic difference between Mao and other dictators he is compared to. Mao's intentions were good, Hitler's EVIL. And Mao did in fact industrialize China, and bring it into the 20th century, and in fact, he did bring thousands of years of agricultural famines to an end. Ultimately, he did China a ...more - yankee2

I've heard up to 70 million deaths

Although Mao Zedong isn't as well known an infamous leader as Hitler or Stalin his idea of Maoism was one of the worst idealisms in human history his very floored idea of communism did not work in any way. Marksizm was a long shot of a way to create a fair and equal society but his much more aggressive form of communism lead to the starvation of millions and his over all effect on not just China but the world left over 70 million people dead. He is the single biggest killer of all time and left one of the biggest dents on the world and China is only just in the last five years fully recovering from his effects on the country his ideas and actions should be more widely known and taught in schools and in my personal analysis he is not just the worst leader in human history but also the worst person ever to live in human history. This is why he should be known as the worst leader in human history

5 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.

This guy was a sadist who tortured people in the most gruesome ways you could think of. I read a bit about him, and I can safely say that he was a monster and a tyrant. Kim Jong Un is a hero in comparison to him. - RiverVibeZ

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?!

6 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.


7 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!

Pol Pot should be top of the list. Although less well known than Mao, Stalin, or Hitler, Pol Pot is, in my opinion, a more evil man than any of them. He murdered one fifth of his population just because they came from cities. He is certainly a mad man who deserves to burn in hell for eternity.

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.

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

He was a man driven by his lust for war. Disregading the life of his people, Infact am sure he was willing to spare a million suel for a petty victory. I would know, am Iraqi

9 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.

10 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.


The Contenders

11 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

The worst dictator the world has ever seen

12 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

Fascist leader of ustase movement, responsible for death of 290000 serbs,40000 jews,40000 gypsies

13 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!

My Train of thought while listening to " I'm fine" - BTS in history class
North Korea> South Korea> BTS> BTS are legends> I'm never gonna meet them> I'm broke>...YOONGI OPPA

What did kim 2 sung, sing, I just wanna know

He started what's really wrong about North Korea

14 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!

This man is an animal... His father was an animal...His is worst then an other inhumane leader on the list... what he put his people through is something that no one should go through. The number of Syrian who died of salvation is countless and that is no worst way to die..He is also the reason why Isis exist... I can't believe people he is still alive...The fact that he is still carrying out his mascara shows that all these organisations like the United nation's and the hundreds like them don't care really.. There just there to make those of us away from the situation sleep peacefully but how could we knowing what innocent people are been put through...

15 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

He burned down rome and murdered people because of their faith - Kuro

Terrible, killing Christians is inhumane ways.

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

16 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!

17 Kim Jong-Un (North Korea)

People have been brainwashed to believe he can control the weather.
He just shows off with some stupid weapons every year.
Meanwhile the poor people in North Korea who can't call it that or they will be arrested they have to call it Democratic People's Republic of Korea. They can't have their own haircut by law its 28. The government gives them their home. They can't wear jeans. The government listens to who they are phoning, and they have to watch government television.

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

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

He is the worst thing that happened to Libya. He had stored away an estimated $200 billion from Libyas oil revenue in secret bank accounts and investments. When my mom was in University there, they would literally have public hangings of students who opposed his regime.

He was a hero to us Libyans, our country is total chaos now that he's gone

"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

19 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.

Another tyrannical ruler who liked to watch people suffer. He even killed his own son. - RiverVibeZ

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.

20 Jean Bokassa (Central African Republic)

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


21 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.

22 Omar Al-Bashir (Sudan) Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who is currently the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party.

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.

23 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

Genghis Khan killed one governor by flooding his ears and eyes with boiling silver. How about that for cruel?

24 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.

25 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

26 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

27 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.

Should be on top 10 for sure! Killed all "enemies" and than killed all "friends" who fought with him, basically killed anyone perceived as "threat"! Most paranoiac dictators of all isolated Albania from rest of the world for almost 50 years in unprecedented way in human history! North Korea today would look like a Liberal Country compared with his regime!

Imprisoned thousands in forced labour camps and had them tortured and executed for crimes such as alleged treachery. He isolated his people from the world for almost fifty years.

He killed everyone who went to school with him, killed everyone who was caught practicing religion, and isolated Albania for like 46 years.

Some of my Family lived during his regime. He killed everyone, friends, military guards, civilians who have done nothing, you name it. Enver was a mad man. He isolated millions of hard-working albanians. He did nothing to help Albania. I wish the Plan to overthrow Enver Hoxha in 1950 worked, so Albania wouldn't be a dictatorship under this communist psycho idiot

28 Begum Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh)

Killing innocent people for power is not a good sign of being a good leader she is just on a killing spree

Failed in 8th grade.

Hey lets go shave our eyebrows and bleach our skin to look like her

She is an uneducated stupid

29 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.

Like other dictators the Castro brothers have killed thousands of innocent people. Separated thousands of families and poisoned the minds of the youth. The difference between Castro and the top 10 assassins of the history, is SIMPLE. They are not done! It's incredible that our president with the biggest democracy on earth has the nerve to negotiate with these criminals.

They're all horrible (how can you have a "good" dictator?) but War wrote a song about him. War pwns all r&b, soul bands in the era. - fireinside96

Fidel is a horrible person, and my teacher is glad he is dead, an inappropriate thing to admit in class, but I hate him alone anyway. - EliHbk

This scumbag tricked the Cuban people and made the country go down the drain

30 Emperor Hirohito (Japan) Emperor Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 25 December 1926, until his death on 7 January 1989. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Akihito. In Japan, he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name, Emperor Shōwa.

A war criminal who eluded all punishment for his actions

Right behind Hitler

Tojo Hideki and others were blame scapegoats for this man.

He brought the USA into WW2 by bombing Pearl Harbor # 1 I'm smelling

31 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 needs to die soon, may allah take him to hell, he cannot be a muslim, this man is a traitor and peace of trash.

He is the worst man ever to rule egypt

32 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

Shoots down Malaysian airline, gets caught red handed, but still denies it

33 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 and his sister are same

34 Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.

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

He's a good bloke

35 Thaksin Shinawatra (Thailand)

He make himself look like to be democrat but indeed, has hired red shirts doing mafia politics such as, threaten, harm, bomb, kill people who opposite. Greedy for power and money. Can do any evil to gain them. Can be called satan. Or any bad words you like.

He is the background of Peuthai Party and He can control everything in his sister government without any proof from Thai people.

The worst leader in Thai History. I hope he will continue his self-exiled from Thailand for the rest of his life.

He is the cold-blooded killer who ordered killing of thousands of innocent peole without propper investigations and trials. He has been using his red-shirt army to countlessly carry out merciless violences to quell his opponents, being fully aware that such undertakings will cause injuries and deaths. Whenever he wants to maintain his political power, he can hurt and kill anybody even his RS followers. All of more than 200 MPs in his remotely-controlled party has no political ideas of their own whatsoever. They must wait for his oder to vote in whichever way he wants. It is right to say that those MPs do not have any vote at all, but Thaksin alone has more than 200 votes. This guy is used to amassing his wealth through corruption, with the use of his poitical dictatorship. So he is the worst dictator in Thailand's history and one of the worst dictators of the world. He certainly should make it to the top ten.

36 Josip Broz Tito (Yugoslavia) 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 more.

He should definitely be in top 10 considering the crimes he ordered and were committed under his 30 year long regime. He is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands civilians after the end of second world war, he is also responsible of all the crimes that his secret police, called UDBA, perpetrated in the former country and abroad, killing everybody who was not agreeing with communist regime.

Josip Broz Tito was one of the bloodiest dictators in history killing mainly Croatian people after WWII especially catholic priests and those who oppose communist regime. Anyone who raised their voice against him and communist party was killed or put in one of many labor prisons and most notorious one was "Goli Otok" (Naked Island). Following the end of WWII Tito immediately killed all his political opponents and secret police indiscriminately executed several hundreds Croatian patriots overseas. Rummel estimates 1,072,000 people were killed under Tito, and of those who got killed after WWII were 572,000.

For those who say 'life was good under Tito', well, life was good for Nazis under Hitler too, before the war.

He was the best leader of the region since the Byzantine Empire. He gave the workers more freedom and forced the thnic groups to work together. - DieGedankenSindFrei

37 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

He also met Muammar Gaddafi. What a shocker!

38 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

39 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!

He kills all the people he didn't want to see anymore..

40 Enver Pasha (Ottoman Empire)

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

41 Melese Zenawi (Ethiopia)

I guess you can't tell the difference between 200 and 2.5 millions people, I mean, who cares about my beloved Africans under the sun! Right? By the way I'm a very big fan of data! You should be one too.

He was ordered his troops to kill more than 200 peaceful demonstrators at the capital city of Ad dis Ababa because of the 2005 election.

Dictator Meles Zenawi has systematically killed more than 2 million Amhara and hundreds of thousands of Oromo. He is also responsible for incarceration of 500,000 Ethiopians in 2005 after it lost election. Ten years later the party of the dictatorial junta claimed 100% election victory!

In 19997 according to Ethiopian calander he steal the election box and after five year he has done the same on opponent polotical party. In addition to this he is resposible for improsnement of 40000 Ethiopian citizen for polotial case and for the dead and impreasoned 32000 oromo students. This leader has died while he is accusing and persecuting many inflential polotical ledears. He is the 16th dictators onthe world according us magazine report. Eventhough he is died his party continued to rule in the sane way, by killing many students who oppose dictatorial strategy specially oromo is the major victim of this act. But the curren Ethiopian governemen hide all this.

42 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

43 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.

Bloody tosser

44 János Kádár (Hungary)

He crushed (literally) the Hungarian uprising in 1956.

45 Leonid Brezhnev (USSR)

He was a very violent and unmerciful dictator though smart militarily he was a bad ruler every time he set up reinforcements for the army he would have to spend more time and MONEY he was not to use unless of emergency and the only reason he had to do this was because he spent the money he was supposed to use for feeding the army instead he used on more missiles great more conflict between the US and the SOVEIT UNION

While his subjects were starving, he ruled with iron fist and could eat well.

46 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 killed Nur Hossen and many others.

47 Augusto Pinochet (Chile)

Some have called him the Butcher of Santiago. The 1973 coup and subsequent 17-year rule, which was actively supported by the USA under Richard Nixon and then later under Reagan, was one of the bloodiest ever. All in the name of "freedom" from communism, this was right-wing tyranny at its finest. Thousands died in the 17 years he ruthlessly held power. While the exact figures may never be known, there are people who still today have never known the fates fo some of their loved ones. Summary executions, mass murders at the National Stadium in Santiago, random shootings of those caught outdoors after curfew, the body count was high. Chile remains a deply divided antion almost 25 years after he left power. The wealthy few regard him as a hero, since he filled their already deep pockets at the expense of the many.

Generalissimo augusto pinochet saved Chile from becoming communist

I will die the person who succeeds me will also have to die but elections you wont have

From shoving rats and gerbils up women' vaginas, to setting students on fire and pulling off musician's nails in public, and everything inbetween, this monster may be a joke to some thanks to his "free helicopter rides", but in rwality, he was an abomination roamning land, what he lacked in how many deaths he racked, he made up for in sheer twisted brutality

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

Not only a dictator, a CHARLATAN DICTATOR.

I'm sure he's burning in hell.

I wish he's enjoying hell now

He is worst dictator who bring chaos in Middle East and want war with beautiful LSA

49 Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic)

Trujillo was a horrible person. He killed just because people were against him. During that time people didn't know what he did, that was how the Movement of Fourteen of June came to be, a secret society that informed the people of the horrible things he did. Trujillo killed many Haitians because he believed they were contaminating the Dominican race. How horrible can a man be that his own people had to plan to killed him? Some of my family members were assassinated by him and also robbed of their land. Books and films like La Fiesta del Chivo and In The Time of The Butterflies and good narrations of what was happening at that time.

Trujillo was the bloodiest dictator of the Americas, even worse than Fidel Castro, although for some reason unknown to me he gets overlooked. He renamed mountains for himself and killed 20-30K ethnic Haitians in the Parsley Massacre.

Much of his legacy remains in literature in works such as "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, " "The Feast of the Goat, " and "In the Time of the Butterflies. "

He killed over.50,000 people just because they were black Hatian people in one week time frame!

My uncle was friends with him, they met because he killed a women by accident and met him because he was sent to Rafeal Trujillo.

50 Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.

He is known to have used over 40 names in his lifetime to conceal his identity with the last and most well known being Ho Chi Minh. He is responsible for such acts as the implementation of Land Reform which killed over 100,000 North Vietnamese and resumed a war of aggression against the South which resulted in over 3 million Vietnamese on both sides dead. Though he is deceased, his legacy still lives on and the extremely poor human rights record of the Vietnam of today speaks for itself..

In the Land Reform, people who was rich will be executed in front of poor people, caused the death of 100,000 Vietnamese. My friend's great-grandfather was head-cut for no reason, just because he had many domains and the Communist Party wanted to evict all people's assets so they could give them fairly to farmers. But they lied, after 2 years, they took all the lands back to them, and farmers had to work for them.

In Vietnam, he's depicted like a god, and his own biography is taught at school. Most curriculums in Vietnam are bended to suit his communist "ideals", describing the US as imperialist and the Soviet Union as "leader of the free workers", encouraging communist thought, and forcing the young to follow the path. It's his undoings that caused the death of millions during his presidency, and many more, caused by the VCP. - RoastedKebab

He should be in top 10, history in Vietnam is full of liars now. Bastard!

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