Weird History The Most Beloved Dictators In History  

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List Rules No Royals! But you can add real OR ficticious Dictators from any period in History, Films, Plays, etc...

We do have another Dictator List on Ranker, however, this one will be slightly different! Who is your personal favorite Dictator? That guy (or gal) that you'd have over to play Poker, at a Family Bar-B-Q, or just kick back and have a beer with while you discuss the pros and cons of various mass grave site location choices. Or maybe just that special Dictator you'd love to cuddle with...??? Enjoy Rankers!

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Dec. at 88 (1892-1980) Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as ...more

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Admiral General Aladeen

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Dec. at 56 (99 BC-43 BC) Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise ...more

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Dec. at 33 (355 BC-322 BC) Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander ...more

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chris.matthews110 added Dec. at 52 (1769-1821) Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from ...more

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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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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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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

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Dec. at 63 (1951-2014) 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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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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age 52 Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the President of Syria, commander-in-chief of Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria. He ...more

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age 73 Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a Filipino politician and the current Mayor of Davao City in the Philippines.

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age 65 Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and ...more

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Adenoid Hynkel

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age 80 Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 39th Governor of California since 2011, having previously ...more

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age 60 Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow is a Turkmen politician who has served as the President of Turkmenistan since 2006. Berdimuhamedow, a dentist by profession, served in ...more

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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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kojediktatorot added Nikola Gruevski age 47 Nikola Gruevski, M.Sc. is a Macedonian politician. He has been the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia since 27 August 2006, and has led the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party since May 2003. He ...more

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Herod, also known as Herod the Great and Herod I, was a Roman client king of Judea, referred to as the Herodian kingdom. He has been described as "a madman who murdered his own family and a ...more

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Dec. at 71 (1909-1980) Héctor José Cámpora was president of Argentina from 25 May until 13 July 1973.

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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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Dec. at 69 (1942-2011) Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who governed Libya as its primary leader from 1969 to 2011. Taking power in a ...more

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Fulgencio Batista Y Zaldívar

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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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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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President Alphonse Simms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Beloved Dictators In History
President Alphonse Simms

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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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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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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