Worst European Leaders In World History

The Top Ten

1 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German 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 of ...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

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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 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.

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

It’s Joseph Stalin.

He killed MILLIONS of more people than Hitler. He killed any of his citizens that disagreed with him.

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3 Vlad Tepes Vlad Tepes Vlad III (Known as "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula", born 1431) was a Romanian monarch. He 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 ...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 Vladmir Illych Lenin
7 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.
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

He burned down Rome - ikerevievs

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.

She caused economic failure and inflation with certain countries such as Greece, Hungary, Ireland, etc. and was responsible for the Refugee Crisis. Despite calling for "freedom" in the EU, actual European citizens are limited to free speech and any criticism of the government will lead to imprisonment. Back to the Refugee Crisis again, Muslim immigrants are allowed to illegally enter the country with no background checks or passports and as they continually murder and rape civilians, rather than addressing this as a problem for Europe, Merkel chooses to favor these Muslims rather over her own citizens all in the name of political correctness. I don't live in Europe but I am still angry at how she has basically betrayed her own people and caused the slow, but progressing destruction of Europe.

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The Contenders

11 King Henry VIII King Henry VIII
12 Francisco Franco Francisco Franco Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975. This period in Spanish history is commonly known as Francoist Spain.

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. He was also President from 2000-2008.

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

Bad? You got to be kidding hero

16 Slobodan Milosevic Slobodan Milosevic Slobodan Milošević was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician and the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.
17 King George III King George III
18 Pope Urban II
19 Alexis Tsipras
20 Emperor Diocletian
21 Emperor Titus
22 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

23 James II of England
24 Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.

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".

25 Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. ...read more.
26 Queen "Bloody" Mary
27 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte 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.
28 Pericles
29 Emperor Caracalla
30 Clovis
31 Charlemagne

This man really gave Christianity a bad name, even in the heartless Middle Ages. He murdered many barbarians and Moors just for not converting to Christianity.

32 Emperor Charles V
33 Pope Leo X
34 Pope Paul III
35 Charles I of England
36 Oliver Cromwell
37 Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev

How is this medal fat guy be a worst European leader? - CerealGuy

38 Philip IV of France
39 Pope Benedict XVI

... Electing a former member of Hitler Youth to be the leader of the Catholic Church is a good idea?

40 Neville Chamberlain

Singlehandedly gave Hitler the foothold to start WWII. Agreed to give up Austria and Czechoslovakia due to extreme cowardice. Worst free world politician ever,

41 King John of England

He's the reason why this English people wrote the Magna Carta, a document limiting the king's rights. - ethanmeinster

42 Miklós Horthy Miklós Horthy
43 Ion Antonescu Ion Antonescu
44 Vidkun Quisling
45 Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is currently ...read more.
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