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Top 10: Worst and Bloodiest Dictators in the World

A good chunk of the world’s history was written by wars for power and atrocities committed by dictators.

The doctors in the article below are responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity and they caused the most social, cultural and economic damages of all time.

Although some might be tempted of calling them revolutionary men with visionary ideas, the truth is that they are cold blooded killer, and this is reason enough for history not to forget their crimes.


Let’s take a look at the world’s worst and bloodiest dictators.

10. Kim Jong il

This dictator obligated his people to worship him like a God.

North Korean historians say that Kim Jong-il was born on the tallest mountain in the contry, Paektu, in the middle of a double rainbow and of a star that appeared on the sky to tell the world about the birth of the supreme leader.

Kim Jong-il isolated North Korea from the rest of the world and he built prisons for all those who opposed his regime. Some of them were incarcerated for life, others were killed. He also built concentration camps where people were killed in gas chambers.

In the last 10 years, 300,000 people starved to death in North Korea.

Kim Jong-il passed away in 2011 because of a heart attack. Unfortunately, power was assumed by his son, Kim Jong-un, who is just as cruel as his father.

Kim Jong il

Kim Jong il

9. Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein is the only dictator in the world who was put on trial, sentenced and executed for his crimes.

With the help of chemical weapons, Hussein killed more than 200,000 Kurds in Iraq.Torture was one of his favorite practices. All his opponents were sent to concentration camps to be tortured and killed.

Saddam Hussein managed to flee in 2003, after the United States invasion, but he was apprehended in December of that same year.

Saddam Hussein was trialed and executed in 2006.

 8. Pol Pot

Pol Pot is the 8th worst and bloodiest dictator in the world. His regime was inspired by the Mao Zedong regime of China.

Pol Pot tried to create an agrarian society in Cambodia, reason for which he kicked out all foreigners in the country and obligated everyone who was living in the city to move to the country and work the fields.

During his regime, Pol Pot killed more than 2 million people, all of them being intellectuals. Pol Pot killed doctors, lawyers, scientists, business men but also teachers, as he believed that they can become his enemies.

The dictator was forced to leave the country when it was invaded by Vietnam and he passed away in 1998 because of a heart attack, before answering in court for his crimes.

7. Benito Mussolini

After he assumed power of Italy, Benito Mussolino, just like other dictators, implemented a state based on political police.

He was a firm believer in fascism and during the Italy occupation of Ethiopia he killed more than 30,000 people. Mussolini was captured while attempting to flee to Switzerland and killed, along with his mistress.

His body was carried upside down in Milan for all Italians to see the dead body of this murderous dictator.

Benito Mussolini

 6. Muammar Al-Gaddafi

Shortly after assuming power, in 1969, Muammar Al-Gaddafi triggered a terror regime, killing all his political opponent. Many political leaders disappeared without a trace.

Gaddafi used to watch the executions of his opponents. He also encouraged and funded regimes that were fighting against westenr countries.

Besides money, he often gave his soldiers drugs and allowed them to rape as many women as possible.

Gaddafi was killed in 2011, after the rebels invaded , Sirte.

Muammar Al-Gaddafi

Muammar Al-Gaddafi

 5. Idi Amin

When a cannibal rules a country, you are right to think that his regime is very cruel. For Idi Amin, only oranges tested sweeter than human meat.

He is one of the cruelest dictators in the world and he ordered the death of more than 800,000 people. However, nobody knows how many people he also ate.

Idi Amin was forced out by Uganda rebels with the help of the Tanzania army.

He passed away in August of 2003.

Idi Amin

Idi Amin

 4. Joseph Stalin

Stalin ordered the death of more than 20 million people during his oppressive regime. For his empire to catch up with the West, Stalin developed a program that had disastrous effects on the URSS farmers.

After dealing with the farmers problem, Stalin focused his attention on his own party members that might plot against him. Stalin killed more than 1 million intellectuals and deported 10 million Russians to concentration camps.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

3. Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir is known for his attempt to kill all non-Arabic tribes from the Darfur region of Sudan.

The Haga Court accused him of war crimes but not of genocide. This bloody dictator killed more than 200,000 people and he forced 2 million people to abandon their homes.

He assumed power in 1980 and he continues to rule Sudan. In the last 30 years, Omar al-Bashir continued his crimes against humanity despite the fact that his regime was condemned many times.

Human rights are violated every day in Sudan.

Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir

2. Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is the second worst and bloodiest dictator on our list and he has been ruling Zimbabwe ever since 1980. He is the architect of a killing campaign against his own people. The life expectancy of women in Zimbabwe is 33,5% and 38% for men.

Mugabe uses hunger as his weapon of choice and he is responsible for killing 5 million people in the last 30 years.

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

 1. Adolf Hitler

Born in Austria, Adolf Hitler killed millions of people and he lead the country to an economic collapse. Adolf Hitler is considered the worst and bloodiest dictator of all time. He is responsible for the genocide against the Jews, because Hitler thought they are responsible for his miserable life.

Adolf Hitler wanted to enroll to the Vienna Arts Academy but he was rejected. He thought that a Jewish teacher rejected him. When his mother died in the hospital, Adolf Hitler said that his Jewish doctor could have done more to save her.

Hitler thought the Jews are responsible for the fact that Germany lost the first world war. During his regime, 6 million Jewish people were tortured in killed in Nazi concentration camps.

Hitler committed suicide when Germany was occupied by allied forces.

Adolf Hitler

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