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The Most Evil Dictators That Existed

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List RulesNo fictional people, only dictators that existed in real life

This is a list of the most evil dictators that ever existed !! Feel free to add any, I might probably have forgotten a few. Give positive votes to the dictators you believe to be truly evil.
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    Mao Zedong

    Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
    Mao Zedong (; December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a...  more
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    Joseph Stalin

    Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)
    Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6] 1878...  more
  • 3
    1,266
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    Adolf Hitler

    Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)
    Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German...  more
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    789
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    Pol Pot

    Dec. at 73 (1925-1998)
    Pol Pot (born Saloth Sâr; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998) was a Cambodian politician who led...  more
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    544
    133

    Idi Amin

    Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)
    Idi Amin Dada Oumee (; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as...  more
  • 6
    552
    179

    Kim Jong-il

    Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)
    Kim Jong-il (officially transcribed Kim Jong Il; Korean: 김정일; Korean pronunciation:...  more
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    531
    179
    Kim Jong-un (officially transcribed Kim Jong Un; Korean: 김정은; Korean pronunciation:...  more
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    419
    131

    Kim Il-sung

    Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)
    Kim Il-sung (officially transcribed Kim Il Sung; English pronunciation: ; Korean: 김일성; Korean...  more
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    289
    76

    Ivan le Terrible

    Dec. at 54 (1530-1584)
    Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28...  more
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    283
    73

    Leopold II of Belgium

    Dec. at 74 (1835-1909)
    Leopold II (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. Born...  more
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    Robert Gabriel Mugabe (; Shona: [muɡaɓe]; born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean revolutionary...  more
  • 12
    296
    88

    Benito Mussolini

    Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (, also US: , Italian: [beˈniːto mussoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 –...  more
  • 13
    Genghis Khan (born Temüjin, c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan...  more
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    213
    52

    Caligula

    Dec. at 29 (12-41)
    Caligula (; Latin: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 31 August 12 – 24 January 41 AD)...  more
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    230
    63

    Nero

    Dec. at 31 (37-68)
    Nero (; Latin: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 15 December 37 – 9 June 68 AD) was...  more
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    390
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    Saddam Hussein

    Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)
    Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (; Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn...  more
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    216
    63

    Hideki Tōjō

    Dec. at 64 (1884-1948)
    Hideki Tojo (Kyūjitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機; Tōjō Hideki ; 30 December 1884 – 23 December...  more
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    159
    48
    Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير‎, pronounced [ba'ʃiːr]; born 29...  more
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    175
    59

    François Duvalier

    Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)
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    François Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971),...  more
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    Vladimir Lenin

    Dec. at 54 (1870-1924)
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin,...  more
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    160
    56

    Mobutu Sese Seko

    Dec. at 67 (1930-1997)
    Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (; born Joseph-Désiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7...  more
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    355
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    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August 1926...  more
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    Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian war criminal and former...  more
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    126
    43

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Dec. at 87 (1902-1989)
    Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini (UK: khom-AY-nee, US: khohm-; Persian: سید روح‌الله موسوی...  more