Worst European Leaders In World History

The Top Ten

1 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was an Austrian politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure ...read more.

Why do people think Hitler wanted to conquer the world? There is no evidence to support this idea. Hitler wasn't a good person overall but was a good leader. If there was a reason for Germany being screwed up at the time, blame the Treaty of Versailles. It would make sense for someone like Hitler to rise to power if Germany is being oppressed by it's neighbour, France.

I do not think Adolf Hitler was a leader, he was just terrible one. # LOSER

Not a bad leader. Still don't like him. He was evil, but not a bad leader. - Alpha101

It's Hitler. 'enough said.

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2 Josef Stalin Josef Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

At least Hitler gave some of his people a chance. Stalin on the other hand.. Didn't. Extended work hours, low pay. If you didn't work or was disabled he would pop you right there. Doesn't matter if the person was an adult or a child.

This person shed far more innocent blood than Hitler, he is most evil.

This guy is worst by far. Defiantly. Proof that communism is a terrible idea. In nearly 60 years Europe hasn't had a bad leader like him.

He was definitely evil, but worse than Hitler? No way. There is no evidence that the Ukranian Famine of 1932-33 was a genocide (especially since Ukranian culture flourished during the USSR era). - DieGedankenSindFrei

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3 Vlad Tepes Vlad Tepes Vlad III (Known as "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula", born 1431) was the ruler of Wallachia a total of three times before his death in 1476/7. He is most famous for his reputation as a dictator and his gruesome torture methods and executions, in which he has served as an inspiration for Count Dracula ...read more.

I feel so sorry for the people who had to live during his reign. He was horrible! - Alpha101

4 Czar Ivan IV (The Terrible)
5 Leopold II of Belgium Leopold II of Belgium

All most as bad as obama

1. Oppression and enslavement of Central African (today, Congalese) peoples over an area 76-times the size of his kingdom, Belgium.

2. In the 30 years to 1924 the population was brutally halved; from ~20 million to ~10 million.

3. No modern warfare required, just good ol' slave-driving barbarity and exotically toxic disease. Oh, and obviously a whole lot of indifference. Can't kill 10 million people without indifference.

4. Accepted by some to potentially be the greatest cause for the chronic underdevelopment of most sub-Saharan countries unto this day.

6 Caligula Caligula Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was Roman emperor in AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
7 Vladmir Illych Lenin
8 Maximilien Robespierre Maximilien Robespierre

Worst man ever in French history started the Reign of terror that killed 500;000

Arguably evil, but not necessarily a bad leader.

9 Emperor Nero

National Geographic ran an article on him somewhat recently. According to the article, he kicked his pregnant wife to death, and when the Colosseum ran out of prisoners before his favorite part, he ordered the first few rows of completely innocent people into the ring to be devoured by lions. I'm sure he committed much worse acts than that.

Not many people have heard of him, which is unfortunate. He is one of the worst people in history! - Alpha101

10 Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union.

Traitor to her people. Stabbed Europe in the back. She Threatens the entirety of Western Civilization

Willing accomplice to the overthrow of Western Civilization.

The reasons are self-evident.

Fuhrer #2

The Contenders

11 King Henry VIII King Henry VIII
12 Francisco Franco

This dictator is the one who introduced the oppressive system of facism to Spain. His party (facist) killed more people on average than Communism.

13 Ante Pavelić
14 Nikita Kruschev

The United States should be grateful that this man chose not to blast nuclear missiles on their territory.

And invading Western Europe even though is not a part of the Soviet agenda - CerealGuy

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

Hey Putin, the 1970's called and they want their Cold War back!

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16 King George III King George III
17 Emperor Diocletian
18 King Ferdinand I

Heartlessly expelled both Jews and Moors during his reign. He would be higher if he did not send out Columbus. His wife Isabel was also not so great. - fuegoconhielopara777

19 James II of England
20 Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II

Her reign saw her Empire rise from the ruins of World War Two to become the number 3 nation in the world. However, all she did was sit there and look snooty and regal with her dysfunctional family embarrassing the Monarchy and nation. She should have abdicated in 1960 and decreed an end to the foolishness of Royalty in favor of a new constitutional republic where all subjects are equal and no on is thought to be higher because of "Royal Bloodlines".

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