Monsters must start somewhere. Terrible people come from all walks of life, regardless of wealth, privilege, or background. Assembled here are youthful photos of some of history's most notorious figures: young dictators and murderers, some even soon to be featured here, appearing in the usually innocuous form of children. Looking at these snapshots, would you have known what they were capable of? And could you have done anything about it?
If you believe that children are our future, be sure you consider what that future might be.
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 Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Chairman of the National Defence Commission, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and presidium member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea
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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 effective dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler was at the centre of WWII in Europe, and the Holocaust. Hitler was a decorated veteran of WWI. He joined the German Workers' Party in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923, he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
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Charles Milles Manson is an American who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was found guilty of conspiracy against seven people, actress Sharon Tate and four other people at Tate's home, and the next day, a married couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, all carried out by members of the group at his instruction. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the militant organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States. He was a Saudi Arabian, a member of the wealthy bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite. Bin Laden was born to the family of billionaire Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden in Saudi Arabia. He studied at university in the country until 1979, when he joined mujahideen forces in Pakistan fighting against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 54 (1957-2011)
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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