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.

The worst dictators placed before Hasina were not democratically elected and did not talk so much about democracy. Hasina is the first democratically elected emerged as a dictator. She is the only dictator who has millions words to establish democeacy. Forget about her 35 years political career. She killed thousands, kidnapped and disappeared including a former MP for their political stand against her dictatorship in her last five years. She is also only leader who has been declared the next priminister for the next five years before the election of 05 january 2014

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.

Hitler is the worst of all dictators. He admits he hates people and that he wants wars and genocides. He killed 45 million people and if the 2nd World War lasted another 6 years he could have killed 100 million, as much as communism killed in one century and colonial imperialism in 400 hundred years. Nazism preaches hate, racism and sensless mass murder, something that no other ideology except fascim does that. He started a world war and he is detested all around the world, he did more evil than any other dictator. WW2 had brought Germany in a even more worse and humiliating state than in WW1 so all the progress and good he had made for Germany and the Germans equals zer0.

As a German, my grandfather was a Nazi Bomber. So throughout life in America, I've been taunted, teased, and pretty much everything I draw "resembles a shwasticka (intentionally spelled wrong to mock bullies)". So I've spent time researching him, and I have to say, he was good at what he did. To mind wipe a whole country with resistance close to zero is a feat, a horrible terrible feat, but an incredibly hard feat. And he was the best at what he did, murder with no regard, and leave a name that murders people throughout history. He should be number 1.

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.

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.

It's debatable whether he was the most evil person. It's debatable how to interpret the numbers of deaths. I'm confident "One death is a tragedy, a million is simply a statistic" is an accurate representation of how humans think, whether we like it or not. But many of these people wanted what they believed to be best for their countries and used power to try to achieve it through horrible methods. Stalin was a horrible, power hungry and paranoid leader. He care about his power a lot because, well power. He was arguably the most dictatorial person here. That's enough reason for me, but the fact that he was a terrible person and killed millions of people is the icing on the cake.

Created a regime so powerful and so deadly that not only did he exterminate over 20 million people, at least, and that could be as many as 40 million, which were a big portion of his own, during HIS time, it lead to more and more fear mongering and death of people in the future. He also did not discriminate with religions, but he did ban it. This lead to an extreme amount of deaths. Mao Zedong may have led to more deaths, but his were mainly due to famine and China always having an enormous population, as well as stupidity, not calculated death. The Soviet Union deaths did not have to happen. Because of Josef Stalin's regime, there are more nuclear weapons in Russia than America. They also might still have the largest ones, due to Ivan/Tsar Bomba being created. Russia is not nearly as bad as it was during the Soviet Union's existence, but they still have the weapons they held.

Joseph Stalin was definitely worse than Hitler. Let's compare the two.

Hitler - A smart man non the least however, he killed 6 million people in a shot period of time. This is very confusing but this number is far from how many people Stalin killed.

Stalin - This man did not hunt down just one group, it was literally everyone and even his own kind. He sacrificed 10 of his generals for being traitors which is a stupid thing but that's not the worst. He starved 10 million Ukrainians. In total he starved / executed 27 million people which fails in comparison to how many people Hitler killed. Not only this but later he became paranoid and even killed his close friends himself (We do not know fully but it is a large possibility). Not only that he made a list of apparent "Traitors" which had over a few 10 thousand names on it. If he thinks it's not enough he adds more. We have to remember he also did something good for the USSR which he made it a super power but at the expense ...more

Stalin was more evil than Adolf Hitler, and the reason is because he never cared for his own people and for the civilians of Germany. Any Communist leader is worse than a Fascist. Whoever voted for Hitler on this list is probably because they were just raised thinking he was bad when in reality Joseph Stalin is the worst. Hitler was not really against religion, however Stalin was and he executed anyone that practices religion. He also probably killed young German soldiers that were forced into war. Whenever a Communist saw a German, they were shot regardless of age.

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 strongly against Mao is the worst dictators, because he helped everyone in China, he makes China more stronger and powerful. If China without him, the China would lose a lot of land, and this country would be poor. I very angry if I ever heard anyone said any negative things about Mao Zedong. If Mao Zedong is bad, then whole of Chinese people would be bad. Also in China if you ever said make any nasty comment about him, you would be in prison, if you are a student and saying to your friends or teachers, you would be expel. If you said that to your boss, doesn't matter how good you are, you will still be fired.

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

He number, the number! How many people died because of him? It's over 80 MILLION people! Some say it could be 100 million. How many people died or got tortured in the holocaust? 6-7 million. Why people hate Hitler, I think he wasn't stupid (exception of the invasion to Russia), how about Mao Zedong? He became strong in military because of USA. This guy doesn't have the worth of being a living thing. The man who is the most responsible of deaths than anyone else. Many people don't care about Mao but Hitler. Poor man, Hitler. For Mao, it will be "poor hearted" man though (laugh).

People fail to see that while Mao, Hitler, and Stalin were all evil, Mao was the worst. Let's start with the body count, his "Great Leap Forward" alone killed 45 million in four years. In total he killed roughly 70 million.

Adolf Hitler was an evil man, but a fantastic leader. When he took power, Germany was in the depths of social and economic chaos. Hitler brought a broken Nation to one of the most powerful Nations in world history. Stalin was certainly far more evil than Hitler, but comes no where close to the death count of Mao Zedong.

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.

One of the most evil people of all time. Being a small prince in medieval Romania he fought the Ottoman Empire, one of the biggest and most feared of the age. It is said that once two ottoman soldiers came to him with a message from the Sultan, and because they refused to take their hats off (ottoman tradition forbids it) he nailed their hats into their heads.

There's a lot of propaganda going on against him. He wasn't that bad. He requested to the Transsylvanian Germans that the Romanian traders should have the same rights in Transsylvania that the Germans have in Romania, but they denied and he got angry and severed trade with them. That's it! From there, they started spreading rumors about him, that he eats children, burns people and so on. What's true is that he was implaing people.

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.

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

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.

I watched a documentary on North Korea in AP Human Geography and all I could say is: how do his own people still worship him and his son?! There are civilians who suffer from cataracts and lack electricity in their homes. Not only that, but the conditions of the civilians I saw in the documentary look so deformed and poor. It's no wonder there is a DMZ, because if I was a North Korean, I would want to cross over to South Korea or the United States as soon as possible!

This guy is twice as bad as Hitler. Everybody says Hitler is bad but Kim Jong-Il was the absolute devil. He starved millions of people and tortured them. He cared about nothing other than himself and nuclear weapons. The same applies with his father Kim Il-Sung (who is also on this list) and his son Kim Jong-Un (AKA Kim Fatty III) he makes Hitler seem like Jesus

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.

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.

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.

"Education is not more important unless you have no humanity"
I am one of the Cambodia citizen and my parents, my grandparents, and others relative have experienced such a tough time. I lost one of my uncle who was a scholar at that time and he got a scholarship to study aboard; unluckily, Pol pot killed him and we even couldn't find his death. "If your power harms others, the power should not exist".

Pol Pot aka Saloth Sar should be in one bed with Mao. Simply, he was notorious for killing many of his ow people. The magnitude of his terror can be expressed in relative terms. 25 percent of his own people were butchered. S21 was one of the butcher centers.

Pol Pot's biography is largely obscure.

Unlike Hitler, Mao or Ceauşescu, he wasn't into personality cult, which make him stand out at that point.

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 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.

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.

He decided to kill woman because of their name, he had public executions live on T.V., kept people's heads in his fridge to intimidate people! And he got away with it, he managed to flee Uganda and lived in Saudi Arabia without anyone doing something about what he did back in Uganda!

She is very worst dictator, people pray all day for her dieing.
She doing buying our country to India.

Big shame for East Africa nations hope he was the first and last dictator of all times

10 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.

The Contenders
11 King Herod (Israel)

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.

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.

Requesting ALL babies dead because he was afraid one would take his place shows him as a deeply paranoic person, similar to Stalin. Maybe he killed other people. AND HE WANTED TO KILL JESUS CHRIST!

Herod died 5 B.C. Bethlehem was sacked by the romans 3AD, pitting the ifamous census somewhere around 10 AD. Everyone who wrote about him, made it clear, that Herod was an ass, but besides the bible nobody noticed a mass infanticde.

Tl;dr: Whatever you blame him for, it's just a story. In this regard, a fairytale dictator at best.

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 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.

Grand son of Kim il-sung and son of Kim Jong-il, he is the third generation Kim dynasty ruler of North Korea. He ordered execution of an officer thru mortar gun, ordered execution against people who owned DVDs from democratic South Korea, Christians etc.

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.

15 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.

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...

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.

Killed his own people with a bomb just because they didn't like him. That just increases hate, and the more hate, the more deaths. I'm not arguing with the people that hate him to stop to live, but the fact of his stupidity. Killing innocent people in Syria just because of a little piece of their minds. Stop being a whiny piece of crap and grow up. When you're near death, everyone is going to be happy, definitely. Soon, you will regret what you have done to these people forever.

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

"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.

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.

Gaddafi... What can I say... His been on that chair for too long.. Its time for a change in Libya... For the sake of the people and the gentlemen himself...

Gaddaffi has been dictator for 42 years and in those years he killed his own people who were protesting peacefully

17 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

Even though he killed Christians, he also let rome burn to the ground

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

He burned down rome and murdered people because of their faith

18 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!

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

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.

He is so cruel he killed millions of women and kids

The guy consumed about one million human lives.

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

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

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

Lenin was actually good. He corrected many of the mistakes that the Russian Empire made, gave women more rights, decriminalised homosexuality, and helped lower the discrimination against Jews. As for the people he killed, they were basically White Army members (not poets that had “beautiful messages“ to share with the world) and Trotsky was little more than an opprotunist.

Lenin, he wasn't all that bad.
During his rule he was actually looked upon by the Russians as a father figure.
He was VEEERY popular amongst the masses of Russia.
He ended the godawful Czarist rule (and stopped the Bourgeoisie, because he wanted Russia to not have any sort of rich douchebags running the country)
when he died, his remains were embalmed and preserved (unlike Mario I MEAN Stalin)
Under Lenin, standards of living ROSE for farmers and peasants (under Stalin, they more or less plummeted)
Stalin was one stubborn mother, and Lenin was actually willing to make sacrifices to achieve success
Stalin just killed anyone who was against his so called "ideas" while Lenin was more careful with who he killed instead of killing anyone (and yes, both used secret police forces)
so, to dumb it down for all you 'MURICA GOOOD, COMMIE'S BAAAD"
Lenin=a pretty good ruler (with a poor choice in successors)
Stalin= originally, he was saying that he was ...more

23 Omar Al-Bashir (Sudan) Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party from 1989 to 2019, when he was deposed in a coup d'état. He was incarcerated, tried, and convicted of multiple corruption charges.

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

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.

24 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.

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

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

25 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.

Worst leader of any major country since World War II, and definitely on the top 10 worst of any country of all time.

It boggles my mind why people openly call other authoritarian post-Soviet leaders "dictators" but not Putin. Putin is even more authoritarian than Lukashenko, Nazarbayev etc. who are routinely labeled as dictators, yet for some reason Putin isn't. Not to mention Putin is a lot more destructive and threatening to the rest of the world than any of them.

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

He perfectionized the gleichschaltung of the press, exploits the resources of the country, but people don't really benefit.

He annexed Crimea through a mock referendum.

Currently invading Ukraine, responsible for the shotdown of MH17 malesian airplane, he has got the bomb and lead a 140 million country wich happens to be the biggest in surface of the world

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