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The People in Power

105.5k votersThe Most Important Leaders In World HistoryFor good or for bad, our leaders can be powerful forces for change in the world. But who are the most impaction people to ever hol...
World Leaders
216.8k views19 World Leaders Who Have TattoosTattoos are much more accepted nowadays than they used to be. In the past, tattoos had a certain negative connotation associated w...
World Leaders
365.9k viewsWorld Leaders (Allegedly) In The IlluminatiIt's not just politicians and leaders in the United States who are rumored to be in the Illuminati. Numerous prime ministers, roya...
History
3.5k votersHistorical Leaders Called 'The Great,' Ranked By GreatnessThey don't hand out nicknames like "the Great" to just anyone. History has seen its share of the Greats, with the works and deeds ...
Historical Figures
99.3k views16 World Leaders Who Were (Or Are) Tall AFPower and height have been associated for a long time. For centuries, members of the British monarchy tied their height to their r...
Historical Figures
128.3k views26 Intimidating World Leaders Who You Never Realized Were Super ShortWhile they may tower over peoples' daily lives, many world leaders actually come up a bit short when it comes to height. In fact, ...
Politics
33.9k views10 World Leaders Who Were Outrageously Abusive To Their StaffsPower does interesting things to people. Whether power truly corrupts, or whether positions of power just happen to attract terrib...
Politics
190.3k views7 Works of Art You'd Never Guess Were Painted by DictatorsMost people probably don’t think of dictators when they think about famous artists. Rembrandt, Picasso, Michelangelo, and Pollack ...
Historical Figures
26.3k viewsWorld Leaders With The Most ChildrenMen in power have always loved getting married or taking mistresses in order to have plenty of heirs, but who are the rulers with ...
Weird
208.5k viewsBizarre Obsessions of Dangerous DictatorsThe stone cold fact about being a dictator is that you get to be obsessed with whatever you want. Many strongmen have applied this...
Historical Figures
135k viewsHistorical Leaders Who Were Conned by Their Closest AdvisorsFrom Game of Thrones to actual history, House of Cards to real world politics, it's no secret the worlds of real and fictional pol...
History
9.5k views10 World Leaders Who Allegedly Jailed Their Political Opponents and CriticsDonald Trump shocked both Republicans and Democrats when he stated during the second presidential debate of 2016 that if he were p...
Politics
60k viewsMajor Historical Leaders Who Were Debilitated By Gout, 'The Disease Of Kings'Gout, a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the bloodstream, has been known throughout history as the "disease of ki...
History
50.7k viewsSignature Afflictions Suffered By History’s Most Famous Despots Some of history's most notorious despots demanded absolute authority over their states, but could never claim it over their own...
Politics
535 votersThe Most Surprising Jobs Held By People Who Later Became World LeadersWhile many world leaders have followed "traditional" career paths of law or the military to rise through the ranks of their countr...
History
315.5k viewsThe Different Physical Sizes Of Historical RulersHow tall were leaders in the past? As in the 21st century, historical famous leaders' height varied considerably, as did definitio...
Politics
274 voters11 Historical Leaders Who Had The Shortest Time In OfficeWhen presidents or prime ministers are elected, there's an expectation the individuals will spend a certain number of days, weeks,...
Royalty
183.7k viewsLast Rulers Of Historical Kingdoms And EmpiresIdentifying the last rulers of historical kingdoms and empires can be messy. Attaching names and dates to these events isn't alway...