Top 10 Worst Dictators In History
The Top Ten
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.
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.
Adoft Hitler was a sociopath who scared the world with his ploys of conquering it. His decision to exterminate all the Jews on the planet especially in Europe was the single most worst mistake that anyone who ever walked on God's green Earth did. He almost succeeded. Hitler managed to kill 3 million of the total 9 million Jews in and around Poland at that time. That's why Holocaust Hitler was not only the worst dictator that ever lived but it also makes him the worst human being that ever set foot on our sweet lovely planet.
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
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
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
I'd like to go back in time and impale this douchebag through the anus.
What these people are saying about this guy scares the living hell out of me! Holy God! Impaling people up to their mouths?!
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.
ACTUALLY Hitler WAS NOT THE WORST DICTATOR. THE WORST DICTATOR WAS KIM JONG II BECAUSE HE STARVED HIS PEOPLE WIT IS WORTH THAN DEATH! HE ALSO PIKED THE BODIES APART AND TORCHED THEM
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.
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
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.
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 VICOUS INFANT KILLING BASTARD
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
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
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
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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.
One of the reasons why CAR is such a failed country. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
CANABALIZED HIS ENEMIES! THOUGHT THEY WOULD INCREASE HIS POWER
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.
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.
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
Anyone who didn't vote him here must be a communist
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?
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