10 Worst Dictators in History

A true leadership quality comes true when an individual sets his own standards and qualities to lead society forward. However, when the quality turns out to be brutal, non-mercy, crimes and genocidal actions, then comes the true dictatorship. The first person to come to our mind when it comes to dictatorship is Hitler, and obviously we all know that he followed statistics of people he killed rather than feeling mercy about it. Here, we have listed the 10 worst dictators of all time, who still increases the adrenaline in million hearts even today.

10. Muammar Qaddafi

Muammar Qaddafi

Muammar Qaddafi was a Libyan Politician who created revolutionary change in the Libyan society. A sudden outbreak of civil war was crept by Qaddafi which led to major criminal and social imbalance in Libya from 1977. Though he was much involved in politics and dominated for about four decades, people still criticized him for being inhuman. He violated the Human Right of Libya and took part in financing global terrorism. Over his tenure during being Libyan political theorist and revolutionist, he was involved in killing lot of innocent people including his own troops. Brutality was personified by Qaddafi in terms of killing hundreds of civilians and protesters in Benghazi, which shocked even the Government of Libya.

9.Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al Assad

Bashar al-Assad is one of the most dangerous dictators of all time, who became the president of Syria in 2000. Doctor by profession, Bashar parallelly took part in military activities to take charge of them in 1998. Assad was elected as the president in 2000 and 2007 with the maximum percentage votes to proceed forward with the leadership. But irony of true leadership turns out to be a worse dictatorship. Additionally, we have an idea of current situation with Syria doing really worse in terms of social lives and one additional cause for the same was through Assad’s troops. There have been many allegations of his troops involving in female violence, murders and genocides killing over thousands of their own civilians.

8. Idi Amin

Idi Amin

Idi Amin was once considered as Uganda’s most powerful and worst dictators, who raised his reign with the presidential power for Uganda in 1971. During his leadership, he was also much controlling the military activity, and emerged to a position of Major in 1965. The mismanagement, political repression and extrajudicial killing caused about 100,000 to 500,000 lives. Through the years from the reign of army leadership, he became so powerful that he scooped out Apolo Oboto’s presidential power in 1971. However, the cruel dictatorship came to an end when Tanzania took control of Kampala. Further, the crimes executed by Idi Amin never came to light for justice until his death.

7. General Than Shwe

General Than Shwe

General Than Shwe was the head of state of Burma from 1992 to 2011, who potentially had control over the Myanmar’s Defense Services. Though he produced a lot of leadership quality, there were lot of cases against him on Human Rights violations. There have been many allegations against him killing thousands of innocents and dumping the bodies in the jungle. Additionally, he was involved in shipping the slaves for labor to either make them slog till death, ruin life by breaking bones using his troops or beat them up till they get weak. Many magazines like Parade have ranked him as the worst dictators of all time.

6. Kim Jong il

Kim Jong il

Most of 21st century people know the powerful position of Kim Jong Un, who is the son of Kim Jong il. Kim Jong il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Due to his complete leadership quality, he was referred as “The Dear Leader”, who took control of the state with military influence. Kim was one such person who had completely no humanity and was worse than anyone can expect to be. His prisoners should be lucky enough to either get shot or killed in gas chamber, if not would go through hell in hands of Kim Jong il.

Rather than executing the prisoners, he used to get them drowned until they get weak. Further the weak ones were used for dissection and other ruthless process of execution. He was held responsible for killing over 20 million people including his own troops. No mercy was seen against even kids and infants, who were either amputated, deformed or swollen all over the body.

5. Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina is the only female dictator to stand in the world’s top worst dictators list. Being the Prime Minister of Bangladesh since 2009 and she has been involved in many controversial scams and bribery since then. Though she is ranked in Forbes list of most powerful women in the world, criticism caused by herself and her government have gone beyond limits. There have been many allegations and crimes of her killing about 2500 unarmed protesters as a result of political violation on 2013. The whole idea of her leadership is the copycat of her father Sheikh Rahman.

4. Saddam Hussain

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussain was a very famous political leader and president of Iraq who ruled the state from 1979 through to 2003. Since 1970s, Saddam majorly involved in taking control over the government and armed forces. Previously, he joined the Ba’ath party in 1957 and attempted to assassinate Iraq’s president Abd al-Karim Qasim as part of assassination squad. Further, he absconded to Egypt when he was found guilty of being part of the assassination squad.

Later, Saddam invaded Iraq to loot and kill hundreds of people. Through his time of reign, he was held responsible for killing about 250,000 Iraqis using his security services. Many Arab countries lauded him for opposing US and Israel but was condemned by rest of the world for his dictatorship quality. Found guilty of violating human rights, Saddam was sentenced to death in 2006 and was executed on 30 Dec 2006.

3. Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

When dictatorship is into consideration among us, the first name comes up is “Adolf Hitler”. To guess about his personal life, he was very decent in character who had no abusing habits like smoking or doping of drugs, which most of us predict the character of a person. However, Adolf famously known for Nazi chamber attack, who was one of the most successful and cult German politician.

Unlike Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler was a person who used to have humanity against prisoners by not make them starve to death. Adolf was so clever that he crept even pacifists into radical haters. His speech made people so proactive enough that there were no room for humanity. Additionally, there have been many allegations of Hitler doping his troops with unique drugs that boosts mental and physical strengths. Not a wonder that he was responsible for killing about 19.3 million civilians including his own troops.

2. Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Many even today have no clue on how Joseph Stalin trespassed to hold the second worst dictators in the world. During his revolutionary act in 1941 who became the Premier of Soviet Union and the Communist Party of Soviet Union in 1921. Stalin was a German Politician as Hitler held responsible for killing over 27 million people and allegations are still running up regarding him killing Adolf Hitler. He led his troops in defeating the Nazi German that involved in killing of numerous political, ethical and religious people to establish the Soviet Union as a major world power.

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1. Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong is considered as the killer of all time, who is best known as founding father of the People’s Republic of China. Since the Communist Party of China’s establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976, Mao governed as the Chairman. During his communism and revolution, Mao got control of the entire state and none of the opposing party were capable of trespassing him. Unlike other dictators like Stalin and Hitler, Mao was so cruel enough that he had refused to provide food and beverages for the prisoners. The primary punishment given by Mao to the prisoners was to starve to death and the count was estimated to be about 15,000,000 and 55,000,000 people.


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