Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


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41 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

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42 Thaksin Shinawatra (Thailand) 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 mafia leader. Anyone stands against him in public will be killed, or disappeared.

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43 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

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

Khaleda zia one of world word dictator. He have no more certificate he is a uneducated person. he killed up to 5000 people with in 30 min with his husband Jamat shibir

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44 Napoleon (France) Napoleon (France) Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

This one is dependent on your opinion. Bonaparte helped his country out a ton, but to this day, some British still poke fun at France for being stupid enough to let Napoleon rise to power twice. He was certainly not bad for his own people, but his armies devastated the western coast of Europe, and cut a sizable portion from Italy before being reduced back to France in 1814.

Greatest emperors the world has ever seen, highly decorated personality, very great speaker

Greatest monarch in the history of France. There is no reason for him to be so high up the list for worst dictators.

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45 Vladimir Putin (Russia) Vladimir Putin (Russia) Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev.

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

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.

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46 Josip Broz Tito (Yugoslavia) 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

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47 Indira Gandhi (India)

Just killed the Constitution and snatched human rights by just a blow of pen

No one wants to be a prime minister in front of her. She should be the controller of the country.

The only dictator in the history of independent India.

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48 Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt)

One of the dictator of the world.

49 Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bangladesh)

He is one wrong haded person in the world!

50 Porfirio Díaz (México)

Two face trader! Live free or die viva villa!

51 Enver Pasha (Ottoman Empire)

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

52 Mary I (England)
53 Nicholas II (Russia)
54 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!

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55 Isaias Afewerki (Eritrea)

Self elected provisional government of the state of Eritrea since 1991 runs the country without constitution, no freedom of press, no freedom of speech, and no freedom of religion. He executed dozones of journalists and higher rank government officials and imprisoned over hundreds of thousands of youth of the country.Isaias Afewerki is pretty well known as a late North Korean president, Kim Jong-il, of Africa.
He runs the country in the form of modern slavery where national service and military conscription is without the will of the citizens and for indefinite period of time.
The president is also very known for his arrogant and belligerent behavioral aspects.

He went to war with all of Eritrea's neighbors, bringing devastation to Eritreans and Ethiopians. He operates the largest prison on earth, where citizens are arrested and thrown in prison without any due process. Because of his firm authoritarian rule, Eritrea is the number one exporter of refugees, many of whom die to escape the hell on earth he created.

He murdered his brothers and sister who were fighters for 30 years. The Eritrean opposition should get ride of him.

Kills all the journalist in Eritrea!

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56 King Mswati III (Swaziland)

He has deprived his country from a lot of opportunities that would have been enjoyed if the country was turned to a democracy-... Enjoys the countries returns and his worth with the royal family... Has failed to rescue the country when they were in undergoing recession yet he was rumoured to be worth millions of dollar... During the recession he took out his 12 wives for a shopping spree to Kuwait... Though he does not have any rumours linking him to any deaths of the country and they is consistent piece in the country all year round.

I AGREE! He's rich, why not fix the place up JEEZ

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57 Maximilien Robespierre (France) Maximilien Robespierre (France)

Robespierre invented terrorism. What a delightful gift to the world.

Robespierre was the man, who lid the ground work for monsters like Lenin to promise utopia and to protect it, killed anyone in his way. Even though this revolution promised freedom. it was only for those who agreed the rest off to the guiltoine. Which makes it truly just that he suffered the same fate.

58 Thanom Kittikachorn (Thailand)

Seems to have a penchant for massacring ostensible communist students.

59 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
60 Ferdinand II (Aragon)
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