Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


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161 Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore)

He was Singapore's Prime Minister from 1959 till 1990. If someone criticized him or his government, he sues him for "defamation". Sometimes people are held in custody without trial for decades. During the 1970s, he didn't have to face any single opposition in parliament. Once he said, that he actually knows better than the people themselves, what the people want.

162 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Philippines) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Philippines) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010, as the 10th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and as member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga since 2010. She was the country's more.

She plundered the state, was responsible for disappearances of activists, ruining the reputation of the Philippines by simply cancelling contracts with companies as it pleased her

163 Ne Win (Myanmar)

Under him, Myanmar started the military rule which lasted totally till 2011. Isolation from the rest of the world was the result of his repressive regime. The economy went down, take into account that it was seen as a promising land back in the 1960s, shortly before Ne took power.

164 Balthazar Johannes Vorster (South Africa)

Under his apartheid rule, Nelson Mandela was imprisones. Also, was he responsible for the Soweto massacre.

165 Hassan Rouhani (Iran)

Ass and traitor to his country. Also, where's Al-Baghdadi?

His smiling is just deceptive. Under him, gays, adulterers still get hanged.

166 Klemens von Metternich (Austrian Empire)

That guy knew how to keep liberals in check. Spies all over the Empire made sure, no one rose up against the Habsburgs.

167 Wojciech Jaruzelski (Poland)

As last communist leader of Poland, he declared martial law.

168 Chun Doo-hwan (South Korea)

Under his rule, South Korea was authoritarian during the 1980s. He ordered the smashing of the Gwangju uprising, hundreds were killed.

169 Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan)

Since the early 1990s, he is terrorizing his people. Though not as bad as Karimov of Uzbekistan or the Turkmenbashi, nevertheless, Nazarbayev is not a nice guy. Opposition is non existent for him.

170 Ilham Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

He demolishes slums as it pleases him, but instead of compensating the slum dweller properly, he simply relocate the in worst places and the vacated place are given to business tycoons or his friends.

171 Engelbert Dollfuß (Austria)

A clerical fascist politician, he dissolved parliament, ruled on his own but was incapable of stopping the national socialism in Austria.

172 Hafez al-Assad (Syria)

Slaughtering 10,000 people during the uprising in Hama in 1982 qualifies him as one of the worst dictators in history.

173 Omar Ali Saifuddien III (Brunei)

Omar, predecessor of Hassanal Bolkiah, kept all the oil wealth of Brunei for himself, subjects virtually had no rights. His economic policy had been rather unsustainable, only relied on oil export but didn't realize industrialization was equally important.

174 Corazon Aquino (Philippines) Corazon Aquino (Philippines) Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Aquino, popularly known as Cory Aquino, was a Filipina politician who was the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office and the first female president in Asia.

Killed farmers at Mendoza massacre in 1987. She didn't want her big land to be distributed.

175 Idriss Déby (Chad)

Virtually the Dracula of Chad

176 Blaise Compaoré (Burkina Faso)

Bootlicker of Charles Taylor, typical African dictator who thinks he can be a world ruler

177 Omar Bongo (Gabon)

Egomaniac who let his people in Gabon suffer for over 40 years

Let Gabon Suffer

178 Milton Obote (Uganda)

Most underestimated killer. When he followed Idi Amin after 1979, he fought the Ugandan bush war. During that he was as repressive or even more than notorious Amin. Ugandans simply had bad luck with their leaders for decades.

179 Emílio Garrastazu Médici (Brazil)

Brazilian dictator in period 1969-1974, responsible for tortures, State killings and disappearances.

Wrong quote. He was never in military junction, and his period was between 1969-1974.

Worst military ruler during the junta period of Brazil from 1960s till 1980s

180 Joseph Estrada (Philippines) Joseph Estrada (Philippines) Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada is a Filipino politician who served as the 13th President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001 and as the 9th Vice President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. He has currently been Mayor of the City of Manila, the country's capital, since 2013.

Estrada oppressed Muslims in Southern Philippines, plundered about 80 million dollars from the state and was busy buying his relatives, mistresses houses, cars etc. Typical corrupt leader, though he was not as corrupt as Ferdinand Marcos

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