History The Most Evil Dictators That Existed  

Demon_Boy
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List Rules No 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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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953) Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian ...more

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Pol Pot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 73 (1925-1998) Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian socialist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of ...more

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976) Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which ...more

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945) Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As ...more

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Idi Amin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
mwahahahaha added Dec. at 78 (1925-2003) Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda. Eventually, ...more

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Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011) Kim Jong-il was the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. By the early 1980s Kim had become the heir apparent for ...more

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Kim Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 35 Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He is the son of Kim Jong-il and the grandson of Kim Il-sung. He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the ...more

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
age 94 Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime ...more

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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994) Kim Il-sung was the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the ...more

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 69 (1937-2006) Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath ...more

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
age 91 Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and ...more

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Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 70 Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor is a Liberian former politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003. Born in Arthington, ...more

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Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014) Baby Doc Jean-Claude Duvalier, nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc", was the President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded ...more

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
fannon added Dec. at 54 (1870-1924) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ...more

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Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
owenmcfetridge added Dec. at 54 (1530-1584) Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest ...more

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François Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 64 (1907-1971) Papa Doc François Duvalier, also known as ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He opposed a military coup d'état in 1950 and was elected as President in 1957 ...more

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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 29 (12-41) Caligula was the popular nickname of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Roman emperor. Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. ...more

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Nero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 31 (37-68) Nero was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his grand-uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 ...more

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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 55 (1943-1998) Sani Abacha was a Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. Abacha's regime is controversial: although it saw dramatic economic ...more

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Leopold II of Belgium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 74 (1835-1909) Leopold II was the second King of the Belgians, and is chiefly remembered for the founding and exploitation of the Congo Free State as a private venture. Born in Brussels as the second son of ...more

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Mobutu Sese Seko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 67 (1930-1997) Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1965 to 1997. Installed and supported in office primarily by Belgium and the United ...more

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Mátyás Rákosi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
fannon added Dec. at 79 (1892-1971) Mátyás Rákosi was a Hungarian communist politician. He was born Mátyás Rosenfeld in Ada. He was the leader of Hungary's Communist Party from 1945 to 1956 — ...more

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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 64 (1884-1948) Hideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October ...more

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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
owenmcfetridge added Genghis Khan, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of ...more

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Omar al-Bashir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added age 74 Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is the President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, he led a group of officers ...more

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 62 (1939-2001) Laurent-Désiré Kabila, or simply Laurent Kabila, was President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from May 17, 1997, when he overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, until his ...more

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Deng Xiaoping is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
fannon added Dec. at 93 (1904-1997) Deng Xiaoping; 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997 was a Chinese revolutionary and statesman. He was the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led ...more

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Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945) 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 his ousting in 1943. He ...more

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Yakubu Gowon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 83 General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon was the head of state of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military coup d'état and was overthrown in another. During his ...more

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Jonas Savimbi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 68 (1934-2002) Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader. He founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. UNITA first waged a guerrilla war against ...more

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Radovan Karadžić is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added age 72 Radovan Karadžić is a former Bosnian Serb politician. During the breakup of Yugoslavia, Karadžić, as President of the Republika Srpska, sought the direct unification of that entity with Serbia. ...more

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Francisco Macías Nguema is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 55 (1924-1979) Francisco Macías Nguema was the first President of Equatorial Guinea, from 1968 until his overthrow in 1979.

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Francisco Franco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 83 (1892-1975) Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general and the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Coming from a military background, he became the youngest general in Europe in the ...more

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Muhammadu Buhari is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
RossAlabo-George added age 75 Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR is the President-elect of Nigeria and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking ...more

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Mengistu Haile Mariam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 80 Mengistu Haile Mariam is an Ethiopian politician who was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the Communist military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the ...more

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Vladimir Dracula is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
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Ruhollah Khomeini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 87 (1902-1989) Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini was an Iranian Mujtahid, revolutionary, politician, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the first Islamic government in the modern age and the leader of the ...more

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 75 (1921-1996) Jean-Bédel Bokassa, also known as Bokassa I of Central Africa and Salah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa, was a military officer and the head of state of the Central African Republic and its ...more

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Ali Abdullah Saleh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 76 Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990. ...more

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Slobodan Milosevic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
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Moammar al-Qhadafi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Moammar al-Qhadafi

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Antonín Novotný is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
fannon added Antonín Novotný Dec. at 71 (1904-1975) Antonín Novotný was General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1953 to 1968, and also held the post of President of Czechoslovakia from 1957 to 1968. A ...more

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Manuel Noriega is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 84 Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno is a former Panamanian politician and soldier. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989. In the 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States he was ...more

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 72 (1917-1989) Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his ...more

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Jie of Xia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
mwahahahaha added King Jie was the 17th and last ruler of the Xia dynasty of China. He is traditionally regarded as a tyrant and oppressor who brought about the collapse of a dynasty. Around 1600 BC, Jie was ...more

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Leopoldo Galtieri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 77 (1926-2003) Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli was an Argentine general and President of Argentina from 22 December 1981 to 18 June 1982, during the last military dictatorship. The death squad, ...more

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 75 Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is an Equatoguinean politician who has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, in an August 1979 ...more

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Rafael Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 70 (1891-1961) Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, nicknamed El Jefe, was a Dominican politician and soldier who ruled the Dominican Republic from February 1930 until his assassination in May 1961. He ...more

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Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
mwahahahaha added Dec. at 88 (1887-1975) Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Chiang Chung-cheng or Chiang Chieh-shih in ...more

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Hosni Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
age 89 Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career ...more