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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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 2 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 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of ...more

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Pol Pot is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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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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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
age 95 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 Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 36 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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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 1994. He held the posts of Prime ...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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Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added age 71 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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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
age 92 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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Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 14 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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François Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Nero is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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 WWII, from October 17, 1941 ...more

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Omar al-Bashir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added age 75 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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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 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