Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


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

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

183 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.

184 Baudouin (Belgium)

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

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

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

187 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.

188 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

189 Egon Krenz (East Germany)

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

190 Hun Sen (Cambodia)

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

191 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

192 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

193 Nouri al-Maliki (Iraq)

Sectarian violence went worse under him

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

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

197 Heydar Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

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

198 Le Duan (Vietnam)

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

199 Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon)

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

200 Yulia Tymoshenko (Ukraine)

Taxes just went to her purse

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