Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


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181 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (Turkmenistan)

Not as bad as his Turkmenbashi predecessor, but still bad enough to be listed here

182 Artur da Costa e Silva (Brazil)
183 Habib Bourguiba (Tunisia)

Ruled even longer (1957-1987) than Ben Ali (1987-2011) and under Habib, single party rule was the norm

184 Shutruk-Nakhunte (Elam)

Not overly well-known but the few sources left, which describe him, ratherly give a grim picture about him. Pillaging other places for self-enrichment is existent since onset of mamkind. It can be said, that Shutruk is one of the earliest recorded dictators in human history.

185 Baudouin (Belgium)

Real cunning guy, who has at least knowledge of plans to kill Patrice Lumumba

186 Fumimaro Konoe (Japan)
187 Viktor Orbán (Hungary)

The only dictator in the EU: de facto, the Hungarian press is under his control, changed the constitution that suits him

188 Prem Tinsulanonda (Thailand)

Since the 1930s in Thailand, maybe 80% of the time, Generals rule, if not directly as PMs they then rule in the background, unless the Shinawatras are on the post of PM. Prem was also a military dictator of Thailand who thwarted any democratic attempts.

189 Nur Muhammad Taraki (Afghanistan)

Forcing state atheism on a deeply Muslim land is not a greatest idea at all, Taraki started this Afghan madness which still is ongoing

190 Egon Krenz (East Germany)

Until the bitter end, he didn't realize, how the SED ruined East Germany

191 Hun Sen (Cambodia)

In Cambodia, 70% never saw another prime minister in their life time. Hun thinks of oppositionals as animals

192 Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodia)

If he met Hitler, he would even be ready to make a pact with Adolf just to save his own skin. Norodom didn't have any problem to work with Pol Pot alias Saloth Sar

193 Lon Nol (Cambodia)

Worst not in terms of fatality tolls but in terms of quality. He was rather a puppet regime and did nothing useful for his people

194 Nouri al-Maliki (Iraq)

Sectarian violence went worse under him

195 Oleksandr Turchynov (Ukraine)
196 Manuel Roxas (Philippines)
197 José Paciano Laurel (Philippines)

As puppet of the Japanese, he watched the butchering of the Filipino people during WWII.

198 Heydar Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

Wealth of the state goes to him. Everything (in Azerbaijan) revolves around him.

199 Le Duan (Vietnam)

Communist ilk, who terrorised his owm people and simply didn't care, if the people in the countryside suffered.

200 Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon)

So father, so son: continues the leeching of Gabon, as his father Omar Bongo did

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