Top 10 Worst Dictators In History


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161 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.

162 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.

163 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.

164 Engelbert Dollfuß (Austria)

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

165 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.

166 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.

167 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.

168 Idriss Déby (Chad)

Virtually the Dracula of Chad

169 Blaise Compaoré (Burkina Faso)

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

170 Omar Bongo (Gabon)

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

Let Gabon Suffer

171 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.

172 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

173 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

174 Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore) V 1 Comment
175 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (Turkmenistan)

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

176 Artur da Costa e Silva (Brazil)
177 Habib Bourguiba (Tunisia)

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

178 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.

179 Baudouin (Belgium)

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

180 Fumimaro Konoe (Japan)
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