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Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count)

Some people make horrible decisions, others are just bad presidents, a few are bloodthirsty, many are extremists, a couple are warmongers, and all of these guys are a mix. Ten of our political leaders in the last 130 years have been the architects of the most horrific genocides, systematic murders, blockades, brutal wars, and policy reforms history has ever recorded.

Where to begin? Maybe an icebreaker for you next dinner party? Did you know the word “genocide” was coined in 1943 to describe when the Armenians were slaughtered haphazardly by Turkish leader Ismail Enver? Until then there was no specific word for it in our language. It makes me think about how much more cognizant we’ve become in this last century to these events. So, a quick toast between you and I to a more peaceable future where less of what follows below is allowed to happen. Sit back, but don’t relax.

10. Yakubu Gowon (1.1 million deaths)

Breakdown: 1 million civilians on the wrong side of a blockade caused by a war of secession in Nigeria and 100,000 soldiers who died in that war.

It starts as many sad stories do with precious beautiful oil. It had been found in the Niger delta where tensions were already high between the Eastern region (led by Ojukwu) and the rest of the country (governed by Yakubu). A dummy agreement was signed between them called the “Aburi Accord”, but it meant nothing to either leader. Yakubu started to put pressure on the region, and tested how much sway he had in the area versus Ojukwu. Well Ojukwu being no slouch declared secession from the rest of Nigeria and became the “Republic of Biafra”. This began a war that caused the deaths of 100,000 soldiers, and much worse, a blockade on the region which starved 1 million civilians.

9. Mengistu Haile Mariam (400,000 – 1.5 million deaths)

Breakdown: As president of Ethiopia and colonel of  “the Derg” (communist militia) Mengitsu systematically killed those against him in the “Red Terror” campaign.

Mengistu Haile Mariam is (as in still alive) a politician who presided over Ethiopia from 1974 to 1991. The way he got into power was by smothering the previous president Haile Selassie although he has denied those rumors. His biggest claim to fame is the Ethiopian Red Terror which was a campaign of repression led by the Derg (communist militia in Ethiopia).

In his introductory speech Mengitsu yelled, “Death to counterrevolutionaries! Death to the EPRP!” Then he took three bottles filled with blood and threw them to the ground.

It was an auspicious beginning to say the least. Thousands were killed and found dead on the streets in the years that followed. Much of the murdering can be attributed to the friendly neighborhood watch there known as “Kebeles”. As if killing innocents wasn’t enough they would then charge the family a tax to return the dead body to them. The tax was aptly named “the wasted bullet”! Are you serious Mengitsu? However there was an even more gruesome fate of being left on the street where wild hyenas would fight over the dead. The campaign has been described as one of the worst mass murders ever in Africa. Mengitsu is even known to have garroted people to death.

8. Kim Il Sung (1.6 million deaths)

Breakdown: Unpopular among his people Kim used the U.S. as a scapegoat and forced the country to believe in his delusion or else.

Before our very own Kim Jong-Il was his murderous father Kim Il Sung who led North Korea in a terrible direction. He fought for a command economy that allowed the government to make all decisions for the country. For various reasons the people never seemed to love the man, and so his hold on power was tenuous at best. Like most crazies he blamed somebody else, in this case the USA, and said they had spread disease throughout its population. He also pulled a Stalin, and had large-scale purges. His underlying reason was that it would scare people into believing he was telling the truth.  Kim’s purge was a little different than Stalin’s though in that there were no trials.  During his tenure prison camps sprung up all over the country to contain the ever growing masses of people against Kim Il Sung.

7. Pol Pot (1.7 million deaths)

Breakdown: Forced city folk to relocate to farms and forced them into hard labor.

Pol Pot was the leader of the communist movement in Cambodia. He attempted to “cleanse” the country and it resulted in the death of an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 million people. There was an interesting policy going around called agrarian collectivization which he put into practice in the late 1970’s. Basically it forced city folk to head out to the farms to do some labor and vice versa for farmers. As you might guess, and hindsight is 20/20, neither group was very good at their new jobs. Pol didn’t stop at enslaving his own people though. He also didn’t feed them well, gave them little medical care, and executed many of them. The net result was killing off approximately 1/5 of the Cambodian population!

6. Ismail Enver Pasha (2.5 million deaths)

Breakdown: 1,200,000 Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)

He began his career as a Turkish military officer and leader in the Young Turk revolution. Eventually he rose to power and led the Ottoman Empire in both Balkan Wars and World War I. As a war minister Enver was not very useful, and was defeated over and over. His crushing loss at the Battle of Sarikamish needed a scapegoat, and that’s when he decided to blame Armenians for the failure. That is what began what is now known as the Armenian Genocide. The word “genocide” was coined to describe this event.

Etymology from Wikipedia:
Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, to describe what the Turkish government (ca 1915–18) perpetrated against the Armenian people, now called the Armenian Genocide. From the stem of Ancient Greek (génos), “race, kind” or Latin “tribe, clan” (-cide).

5. Hideki Tojo (5 million deaths)

Breakdown: Waged unprovoked wars against China, USA, Netherlands, and France.

Hideki Tojo was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army. He assumed the position of Prime Minister and held Army Minister concurrently. As if that wasn’t enough he also held other major positions like Home Minister, Foreign Minister, Education Minister, and Commerce Minister. His major contributions to education were teaching militaristic and nationalist indoctrination. His version of homeland security was approving eugenics measures which essentially made a distinction between pure blood and mixed blood Japanese families.

During World War II Tojo started winning battles and the public loved him for it. He really bought into the Nazi Kool-aid, and held steadfastly with Germany. When the tide turned, and he began losing, it was devastating. Eventually he went into seclusion. He was tried for war crimes and found guilty of waging wars of aggression, wars in violation of international law, and waging unprovoked war against many countries. Not to mention ordering, authorizing, and permitting inhumane treatment of Prisoners of War.

4. Leopold II of Belgium (2-15 million deaths)

Breakdown: Created a colony called the “Congo Free State”, enslaved its people, and forced them into labor plants.

Leopold II was the King of the Belgians, and believed in colonialism. He thought acquiring colonies overseas was essential to a great country and was always scheming. The problem was Belgium really didn’t care, and so Leopold went into business for himself. He started a company that seemed like it was doing good called the International African Society. A year later he used that company to travel to Congo, laid claim to a plot of land 14 times the size of Belgium, and made 14 countries agree (USA included) that he was free to rule it with his own private militia. He then forced the indigenous populations into forced labor, created a bustling rubber industry, and abused his workers grievously.

Missionary John Harris on returning from Congo said:
“I have just returned from a journey inland to the village of Insongo Mboyo. The abject misery and utter abandon is positively indescribable.”

Estimates of the death toll range from two to fifteen million which could all have been avoided if 14 countries didn’t hand him the keys to the car!

3. Adolf Hitler (17 million deaths)

Breakdown: Concentration camps and civilians in WWII.

Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was the absolute dictator of Germany from 1934 to 1945. He gained support by promoting values like German nationalism and anti-semitism. Hitler was appointed chancellor in 1933 and began the Third Reich. Hitler was power hungry as all hell, hated the shit out of Jews (and others), and wanted  hegemony in Europe. The militarization that was needed to complete such a lofty goal led to the outbreak of World War II. Nazi forces engaged in the systematic murder of as many as 17 million civilians, an estimated six million of whom were Jews, and 1.5 million Romanis.

2. Jozef Stalin (23 million deaths)

Breakdown: The great purges and Ukraine’s famine.

Jozef Stalin was the first Secretary of the Communist Party from 1922 – 1953. After Lenin’s death in 1924, he became the leader of the Soviet Union. Stalin didn’t take long in launching a new economy that screwed up food production across the country so bad it caused massive famine. Between 1922-23 it reached such catastrophic proportions everything went to shit. In Ukraine this dark period is known as Holodomor. Its widely believed that Soviet policies caused the famine there and was designed as an attack on Ukrainian nationalism. Estimates on the total number of casualties within Soviet Ukraine range from 2.6 million to 10 million! During the late 1930s Stalin launched another wonderfully titled initiative called the Great Purge (also known as the “Great Terror”). It was a paranoid campaign to kill off the people who opposed him, and his targets were often executed.

In 1939 Stalin agreed to a non-aggression pact with the Nazis. Eventually Germany violated the pact, the Soviet Union joined the allies, and they racked up 23.9 million deaths (the largest death toll in the war).

1. Mao Zedong (49-78 million deaths)

Breakdown: Policy reforms like the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

Mao Zedong was a Chinese revolutionary, political theorist, and communist leader who led the People’s Republic of China. Mao, while controversial, is still widely considered a savior of the nation. I did a semester abroad in China in 2001 after falling in love with its history, and was surprised in my conversations that many people thought Mao had done 70% – 80% good things. During  his first five years from 1949 – 53 he is said to have systematically killed between 4 to 6 million people by sentencing them to die or by sending them to “reform through labor” camps. He organized mass repressions, established execution quotas, and defended his actions in these early years as necessary for securing power for “The People’s Republic of China”.

His social programs the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution are two of the most ill-fated, poorly named, initiatives ever. The first was an effort to rapidly industrialize China. His focus was on making China a premier exporter of steel, and to this end he asked everybody to make  it. The problem was it got many citizens to make smelting shops in their backyards. Not only was the steel of little value, but it was made from everything lying around the house including their own cooking supplies! Without the tools to make food, no money coming in from the steel, and no money to survive ~ a lot of people starved to death. The estimates on this program alone are 20 million deaths! Think about that number. Really think about it. Then ask yourself… why would you EVER let someone back into power after such an insanely bad decision.Well, they took the reigns away from him for a short time.

In the interim Mao started the socialist education movement. He aimed the concept at young ones who would eventually wrest the power away from the older guard. By 1964 this movement was renamed the “four cleanups movement” whose goal was cleansing politics, economics, ideas, and organization of “reactionaries”. This led to the formation of the “Red Guards” who were organized to punish intellectuals and take out Mao’s political adversaries. The Cultural Revolution was now underway, and its overriding mission was to abolish: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. Something Mao fervently believed in was that destruction and chaos could bring re-birth. So he told his followers to destroy buildings, sacred objects, talk back to ones elders, punish them, turn them in, and kill those who did not agree. By 1968 things were starting to look pretty good for Mao all over again, and so he put into place the decade long “Down to the Countryside Movement” which forced young intellectuals to move out to the country to become farmers. Sadly, the people he pushed out there were the same Red Guards who had helped him get power. Estimates of the death toll are between 40,000 – 7 million depending on who you ask.

Finally, there is the 100 flowers movement which just needs an abbreviated mention here. Mao asked people to come forth and tell him how he should govern China.  Intellectuals and liberals bit at the chance to tell him what they really thought, and were encouraged by the Communist party to do so. Then in a sudden change of heart, or an incredibly crafty mission to out his haters, the government persecuted 500,000 of them who were considered to be “dangerous thinkers”.

 

Mao is essentially like that girlfriend/boyfriend who keeps on taking a shit on you, but is so damn charming you hardly notice. His policies and political purges from 1949 to 1976 caused the deaths of 49 to 78 million people.

The moral of the story is ~

Let’s stop allowing evil political dictators to take office. And if we do have someone bad in office we can find better ways to get them out than murdering them, wars, and aggressive confrontations.

191 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count)”

  1. Jenny says:

    Wow Juan! Not only was this awesome (awe inspiring) but also killer (superior AND deadly).

    Who knew Stalin killed more than Hitler! I watched Everything is Illuminated, whole towns disappeared but I didn’t know it was that many people! To put it in perspective, New York State has a pop. of 19.5mil people, Texas has 24.7mil, and California has 34.9mil (thank you wikipedia). Stalin eliminated Texas and Mao took out more than NY and CA combined. WOW!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for not including graphic photos.

  2. Peter Brauer says:

    What about the two million Vietnamese killed by the USA? Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon should be considered a triple threat. Just because some one is elected some where, shouldn’t let them kill on sovereign soil.

  3. Funny says:

    Why did you leave out Bus? the list is incomplete without him.

  4. Jamie says:

    holy shit mao killed 49 to 79 million people!

  5. shae13579 says:

    i dont understand how people can do be so evil. they have no empathy but for themselves! and what about our world leaders today huh? they've become smarter now, they're killing people and we don't even know it! when you think about its because of these world leaders that there are famines and all that crap…they don't wanna fix…they love power and chaos…evil is as evil does…

  6. Korshattghenee says:

    your right nixon also tried to make peace number one tyrant mao

  7. Erick kamau says:

    What about innocent youths killed in kenya by Kibaki leadership In the name of MUNGIKI

  8. RAJA says:

    what about USA killing many million ppl in vietnam, libya, sodan, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan. list goes on n on.

  9. jymkrfah says:

    What about the 11th dictator, Barak Hussein obama, muslim, infiltrator, usurper of the american people? He should be on this list!

  10. Dimitrios T. says:

    Excluding some obviously madmen, this list is a nice PROPAGANDA… Exposing “murderers” to the whole wide world and letting people know their numerous murders and their psychopethic vision… WHY DON’T YOU TRY SPEAKING FOR AMERICA? WHY DON’T YOU MENTION THAT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN KILLED, ASSASSINATED, POLLUTED, RAPED etc BY THE AMERICAN ARMY-NAVY-AIR FORCES ARE FAR MORE NUMEROUS, EVEN IF YOU PUT THE KILL COUNT OF ALL THE “Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time” TOGETHER?!! THE ALL-TIME GLOBAL MASSACRE (CHINA, VIETNAM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, SUDAN, YUGOSLAVIA, NICARAGUA, PAKISTAN, LIBYA, VENEZUELA, RUSSIA, PALESTINE, NIGERIA, PANAMA, MEXICO etc etc etc…….) THAT THE AMERICAN FORCES HAVE DONE CANNOT BE COMPARED TO ANY DICTATOR/POLITICAL LEADER!!!

  11. bullitproof says:

    @peter brauer it says top ten most evil DICTATORS . kennedy and all the other american PRESIDENTs where not DICTATORS

  12. America the Great. says:

    Anybody who slanders america should remember all the good we have done. Did you count how many people America has freed from dictators/terrorists. How many countries. we have helped with medical care, food ,etc. If it were not for America hitler would have wiped out every country , religions,non white non blue eyed person on this planet. What about our technological and medical breakthroughs and education. This world would be in the dark ages without us. When countries are in trouble who do they count on? China, Iran, Pakistan , Egypt , Russia , I don’t think so. They count on us . So think about that next time you anti Americans slander us and our great free nation. Remember sad am Hussein .

  13. Allen says:

    @Dimitrios – Why don’t you go write that article. I admit it would have been a nice twist.. Top ten dictators of all time by kill count – Hitler, Stalin, Mao, ALL THE AMERICANS FORCES COMBINED FROM EVERY GENERATION!!! DUN DUN DUN. Oh hold on. Maybe because its called the top ten worst individual DICTATORS of all time? Moron.

  14. Jesus says:

    @Dimitrios T.

    Typing in all caps sure does get your fucking misleading point across.
    And I don’t think all of the casualties added up from every war America was involved in can compare to half of the death toll from the “Mao Zedong” era.

    lol, uneducated fucks.

  15. Captain America says:

    To @Dimitrios, Raja, Bauer,
    America is number one and you are all fascist swine

  16. vinkedoll says:

    fuck them all.dictators

  17. David says:

    jeez, put up a list of people and a number of people they killed and somehow someone got their feelings hurt and felt it was better to brag about america’s wars… great idea

  18. Darren says:

    You forgot to include Obama. He is no different than Adolf Hitler, as well, Obama is a Islamic Trojan Horse that is now creating wars and attempting to totally destroy the United States.

  19. Eh Oh Po says:

    I thought 3. Adolf Hitler was the worst

  20. James says:

    the details are not true for instatance menigistu was a general and haileselassie was not a president, he was a king still considered as God by rastafarian and there was no evidence that he actually died…

  21. Jackedup G.I. says:

    “When I was in Iraq, most of the population there loved Americans and the freedom that we represent and never want to be under a dictator again.
    While there, I made good friends with an Iraqi Captain, it turned out that he is probably one of the most intelligent people that I have ever had the privilege to meet. I remember a quote this man told me, I’ll forever remember this and pass it on for the rest of the years I’m on this good Earth, the quote is this; “Ignorance is the sharpest tool the ‘Great Deceiver’ has in his arsenal for Armageddon and will be the downfall of man”. This saying holds true for many different debated ideals, the time he told me of this, we were agreeing that both the Muslim and Christian religions need to look at one another with opened minds and realize how similar they are and quit the squabbling on who loves God, or Allah the most . But, in this case, this outstanding quote goes to, Dimitrios T, RAJA, Peter Brauer, Korshattghenee, and all the other people out there with the same mind set (or whom I’d rather call ‘sheeple’) because if it was not for the sheeple such as yourselves and your complete ignorance, these dictators would never have come to power. (Sheeple asking the wolf, “What’s for supper”) Of course, these dictators convince you sheeple that the U.S.A. is a horrible place, because the U.S.A. is a thorn in their side and an obstacle for them to enslave sheeple such as yourselves. The U.S.A. has always been the beacon of hope for the oppressed and will continue as long as there are schmucks like me to go and get there asses blown up to defend your right to free speech and the freedom for sheeple, such as yourselves, to stay in your iron-clad bubbles and be dumb asses.
    God Bless the U.S.A. and my brothers and sisters who defend her, and by all means, if this offends you in anyway, go ahead and get yourself a big ‘ole helping of, “Shut the fuck up”, and please get seconds on, “Kiss my ass”.

  22. imran says:

    usa is no 1 evil country in the world top ten president from should be in this list

  23. Howard Gleason says:

    WTF? So America gets blamed for all of the wars? What we didn’t lose any lives in any of those wars? It’s this type of Anti-American sentiment that pisses me off the most. To ALL of the Anti-American assholes out their, America has and will always stand out as a shining beacon of Democracy. We give more aid and military assistance than any other nation in history. Also to ALL the Anti-Americans in America “GET THE FUCK OUT!” Go live elsewhere where “U” believe it is better.

  24. Maowhat!!?? says:

    Holy mother fuckers bitch shit up into that fucking hells poop ass! HOW ON THIS FUCKING WORLD
    DO YOU FUCKIING MOTHER FUCKING MANAGE TO FUCKING CRAP FUCKING HELLS CRAP FUCK UP KILL MOTHER SHIT FUCKING 60 MILLION STUPID MICHAEL JACKSON FUCKING BITCH SUCING FUCKING HELLS CHINEESE FUCKING PEOPLE! FUCK THAT FUCKING SHIT TOO THAT FUCKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ….Kill maybe 78 million?????????? WHATA……………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Ribsey says:

    What about Henry Kissinger?

  28. boone says:

    Now dmitrio and others are starting a war. I wonder how many will be killed in that one. Also, napoleon bonaparte caused 6 million 500 thousand death’s. Where is he?

  29. Janoma says:

    I read something about being the architect of brutal wars. Where’s Bush?

  30. arash says:

    It is not a fair statistics. Hitler and Stalin kill the peopole in world war II. As you know briatain, US and italy was also in the war and they help stalin in the war. How you calculate the people which are dead in this war? Are they killed by Hitler or Stalin? Roosevelt and Cherchil were angels? what about Dresden? Hiroshima? Nakazaki? all of them killed by US and axis.

  31. carlos chong says:

    uk and usa always think and claim that russia and china are devil. just because russia and china are thier enemy, but how did the evident come up?most of the information and the statics are
    are made by uk and usa. in facts uk and usa made most devil things to this world. they pollute the enviroment by bad industry. they made wars everywhere. as thier
    agressive and wild behaviour, billions of asian and afracian people died or live very poor. if there have god i hope it will judge the uk and usa.

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  34. ebil dict8or says:

    This is great! To all responders: not only can people not spell but nobody seems to know the difference between GENOCIDE and WAR….. lol It’s absolutely amazing how your blatant ignorance flows from your half-dead brains into your fingertips and spews bullshit all over the internet. I can at least rest assured knowing that you will get an A for effort. However, next time you want to say something stupid, you might want sit back and reflect upon the fact that you know absolutely nothing about the subject.

    Oh, and by the way. You can’t stop an evil dictator by shunning him and telling him that he’s been a bad boy.

    10 ten fo realz. bai.

  35. hai. says:

    i really love it . it has good structure to what its all about . i needa poo and take a wee aswell . and pick my nose .

  36. jay says:

    what about uday hussein? he killed for fun !

  37. jim says:

    wat about ur ma spiting out my cum – that killed around 50 – 250 million mini mes

  38. anrecal10 says:

    all AMERICANS are stupid

  39. Mmmousemaid says:

    Duck and cover, for the ride is nasty, brutish and mercifully short.

  40. jacky boy says:

    The USA is a disgusting country in so many ways. The Vietnam death count was from war not from some fucked up purge by a dictator. Still though fuck America. Europe is so much better !

  41. craiclad says:

    What a bunch of dickheads… What aout all the people america killed in japan with the atomic bomb an what about all the women and children in vietnam countless people in iraq.
    America went a put a name on what Adolf Hitler done but really he was doing right by the world clensing the world of unnessary needs.
    So if what hitler done is genocide then what the hell is what america done to every other country.
    What is the word for that. Seige hail seige hail… hail hitler…. white power white power white power

  42. Reza says:

    why you dont talk about afghanistan’s human crimes research such as
    Ahmad shah masoud who that destroy Beauty KABUL and killed many people ?

  43. Brad says:

    Did u know that USA is the country that have killed the most people after WWII?

  44. wesley says:

    i guess at the end of the day every peice of land on earth every dictator or Governed states have a negative side to them…lets stop focusing on the negative & bring about the positive, im pretty sure these ficks that are doing dirt on earth are gonna get theres even if there is no god & jesus gets to be white even though hes egyptian & america is a big lie stolen from the moors…theres karma. and she exist its a proven fact the negative & positive energy returns to where it came from so ppl seperate yourself from earth stare at the sunsets & sunrise dont be bias nor ignorant be happy & positive your most likely half dead already…meditation.

  45. Americathefreedom says:

    You stupid ass holes quit blaming America for everything. We try to help INNOCENT people from TERRORIST like you who hate freedom!

  46. Reason says:

    @Brad “Did u know that USA is the country that have killed the most people after WWII?”
    Almost this whole list is after WWII… Inventing statistics only makes you look stupid.

  47. American pie! says:

    Look Mao killed a shit loada people but look the US destroys evreything it touches look at the Fucking NATO and US forces bombing the shit outa LIBYA the US dosent care about democracy thats bull shit! They care about oil and are there for Gadaffi’s tresure trove of oil. I know the US did all that good stuff like ending slavery and kicking HITLER in the balls but just look at whats happening now. The US are not the patriots the fighters of freedom they once were, Theyre even begging to old mao for cash! And maybe if you hadn’t been so rude to mao he would give u a couple of pennies.
    Wow dosent any body know that most americans now are ignorant and stupid fat bitches. NOT all of em but the majority its like 70% of them a complete fuck heads. Obama quoting from Martin Luther King bull shit obama is just another bush!

  48. Pensname says:

    The US was asked by the UN to intervene in Libya, plus it’s a war, and we’re talking about dictators. I love how at every chance they get, they jump at the opportunity to mock Americans.
    Why don’t you just crawl back into your little shed and start looking up your motherfucking facts:
    1. American is a democracy
    2.Please, as if they needed Libya’s oil. They already purchase form Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, plus its faithful ally Israel.
    3. Please…dosent isn’t an actual word. And you call everoyne else stupid
    4. The list is about dictators
    I think I just about killed all of the statements against America here with a less than 3 minutes of research on Encarta and Wikipedia!

  49. Hakan says:

    The #6 is WRONG !!!!!!
    You should investigate the history rather than relying on hearsay. History as a science does not support that claim for #6.

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  52. frederick genato says:

    Did we forgot ferdinand marcos in the philippines?

  53. fuqyomama says:

    The difference between us (US) and them is that our leaders aren’t have mass exterminations here @ home. As an American I truly wish we would leave the world alone. Let all you ungrateful fucks attempt to grow your own food, fight your own wars and destroy each other. When WW3 breaks out, don’t even look our way. Go fuck yourselves.

  54. Jakes says:

    Guys, we all know what America does but don’t miss the point, this is “Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time ” not countries or whatver, ya’ll are looking for fame.

  55. Jakes says:

    People this is Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time not America.

  56. Reman says:

    You people saying America sucks and we are warmongers need to shut up. Yeah America is not perfect but no country is. In fact wasn’t it European countries who started the two bloodiest conflicts in history? And isn’t it European countries who came crying to America for help? In fact most of you grandparents would have died from starvation if America had not have sent food over after ww 2. So think next time you say “America is evil or America sucks.” cause the truth is if it was not for America, Europe would not be the “great place” you people say it is today.

  57. American pie! says:

    U sir are wrong this is the situation in Libya:Parasitic US bankster-puppet-fucks feel? threatened by someone who wants real money in Africa so they fill the? news with propaganda bullshit, then they recruit and give weapons to local rebels so they do the job for them fucking cowards. Clinton, Obama, Bush etc… you motherfuckers deserve to be prosecuted for mass murdering, country raping, tyranny, world scale lies. OWS ppl will catch you and you’ll die like animals exactly like Gaddafi, difference is you deserve it MUCH more than he did.

  58. ko says:

    i thought mao je dong was a good man

  59. ko says:

    laden?

  60. Neither Patriot nor Dissident says:

    “Did you count how many people America has freed from dictators/terrorists”

    They also installed another dictator in their place to shit on their people.

  61. Peter James Bagetakos says:

    The Founding Fathers of the United States of America designed the Constitution so that Checks and Balances between the three parts of the Federal Government would limit the powers of each. They observed in history that the military forces which are supposedly there to protect the Nation from domestic and foreign military threats quite often broke their promise to the Nation and took over as despotic dictators. The remedy to this malady is to establish a Republic which has democratic elections. This system is not perfect, does not often work quickly enough, but in the interests of racial equality, has elected a President who would not be qualified to take office otherwise.

  62. Fairuz paki says:

    Hahaha all those past great leaders which u called them top ten evil dictetors.I am very sure when ever i been upporturned 2 have the power of governing my country,i will do much more evil thing greater than what they did.hmm

  63. arena says:

    cool

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  66. nirmal says:

    where is mahindha rajabakshe

  67. George says:

    I think dis is d worst office of a man which a country ever had.

  68. light says:

    yeah if you have the power it was good for your selves..but if you and face the god i dont what will you say and feel the heat of hell…maybe you would say let me repent my sin…because in hell you will not die but you will be punish 4 ever and ever…thats why wise man says you dont know what your talking…..

  69. Robert puleo says:

    Well they all have one thing in common their all in hell with one another.

  70. chmar says:

    what about george bush?

  71. josef says:

    not one of them who are dead is in heaven right now! don’t worry guys.

  72. Jenna says:

    STOP SAYING STALIN WAS A “COMMUNIST”!! he wasn’t a communist at all. the only thing he did was to give the communists a bad reputation, that’s why people hate communists so much nowadays. Stalin was a tyrant!! and come on!! if he made a pact with the nazis then you’re not a communist because that is not what a communist do or stand for, they are against it!!!..

  73. HERP DE DERp says:

    I think you’re wrong about Hitler I think it was 7.5 million but hey I could be worng.

  74. aaaaaa says:

    what about Truman , Bush and Obama ?

  75. tehninjabru says:

    U r missing a few (eg gaddafi)
    but im suprised u didn’t put some terrorist leaders, as they r dictators in their own, fucked up way

  76. Dds says:

    Yeah cause obama is killing sooo many people, idiot. I hate it when people try and say things like obama and truman.

  77. dillon naismith says:

    how could these twats do this 2 all these people. and if i was going 2 make a website like this i would at least add osama bin laden, genghis khan, idi amin and ruhollah khomeini.

  78. Jason2474 says:

    I find it amusing how a website listing an opinion about the deadlist dictators of the past 100 years, gets transformed into a “bitch about the American pigs” session in the comments. If anyone had done thier homework as well as the author of this list, they would find that he has done quite well conveying some fairly relavent information regarding the subject. Let us not forget while we stand on our virtual soapboxes ranting outlandish slander in ALL CAPS at the mighty American evil-doers, that had it not been for things like the Second Ammendment to the Constitution and the internet, both American original ideas, they would have no pulpit from which to attack. In addition, had it not been for the tyrannical American oppressors intervention in conflicts like WWII, they would be spewing their useless text garbage at the world in German or Japanese.

  79. Joe 1275 says:

    What is good about a communist Jenna ?

  80. Bob says:

    “…if we do have someone bad in office we can find better ways to get them out than murdering them, wars, and aggressive confrontations.”

    Really? Your mind is trapped in an infantile, idealistic place. Evil dictators must be ousted with force. People must be willing to die to preserve freedom, and…never mind, you won’t get it, will you?

  81. history in your face! says:

    (Jenna) How could you say that Stalin was not a communist!!!!!! Anyone who has a brain (even with a below average intelligence) and with a minimum knowledge of modern history knows he was communist!
    Yes Stalin was a tyrant and he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952 (member of the secretariat 1922-1953).
    The Soviet Union was a single-party state ruled by the Communist Party from its foundation until 1990.
    As for the non-aggression pact with the Nazi’s, it was a big surprise to everyone because Hitler and Stalin hated each other and had the opposite ideals. The pact was signed by soviets because they needed more time to prepare for was, and by the nazis because they could not afford to fight a two front war from the beginning of WW2.
    They eventually went to war with each other in 1941!

    Seriously where do you get your history from….

    AND PEOPLE YOU CANNOT COMPARE PEOPLE LIKE HITLER, MAO ZEDONG, KIM IL SUNG TO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.
    YES THEY SAY THAY WANT DEMOCRACYFOR ALL, BUT THEY JUST INVADE UNSTABLE COUNTRIES BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH THE COUNTRIES GOVERNMENT OR WANT OIL, BUT BE REASONABLE!

  82. Jubu-jubu says:

    Nice list. Been reading the comments–umm–it’s based on body-bag count, guys. Did you read the title. So if you hate the U.S., whatever…stand in line, but I do not think there is a US president that even remotely ranks with these guys. Even if you grossly exaggerate, the U.S. doesn’t have a leader that holds a candle to any of those shits above. Dictators like Ghaddaffi were little pricks, but they just did not kill enough to rank in the top ten. Finally, I’m sure the author would agree that all the numbers are a little fuzzy–after all, to what degree were these killers responsible for each death?

  83. Jubu-jubu says:

    #History in your face, Jenna is right; Stalin was not a communist. It’s absurd to think anything remotely resembling communism ever existed in the Soviet Union, or anywhere. That is why I am not a communist–stupid political idea that only exists in ones’ wildest imaginations. It is a label, not a reality that actually occurred.

  84. TK says:

    I’m not really sure how you can have a list like this without listing Emperor Hirohito. He is estimated to have been responsible for 10,000,000 to 30,000,000 plus deaths during his reign.

  85. Moron Hater says:

    U all r stupid, seriously get off here and get a life, our president is doin his job, while people like u criticize o and i believe there is a law against pubblic lies, its a federal offense

  86. Dick Tater says:

    To be fair, the Holodomor is more a Ukrainian neo-Fascist and ultraconservative invention. Soviet policies at the time were not pretty Ukrainization-centric in the region and famine is not the same as putting people in the death camp like the NAZIs did.

    Incidentally the main man the Ukrainian nationalists blame for the ”Holodomor” (which should be ”Golodomor”, but they wanted the nearest spelling to the Holocaust as possible) was from a Jewish background and was hated by Ukrainian nationalists for being a ”Jew”. The Holodomor is just apologism for Ukrainian collaborationism during WWII (despite the fact that NAZIs actually considered Slavs subhuman and wanted to keep them as workers for a bit and then exterminate them after they were useful).

    Also, I find it amusing that Stalin is always considered more brutal than Hitler despite the fact that the vast majority of deaths caused by the NAZIs were due to literal extermination, whereas most of the Soviet deaths were caused by the fact that famine was rife in the Soviet Union, a poor country racing to modernize at the time. The actual executions in the Soviet Union were also used against political enemies such as fascists, monarchists and Trotskyists, unlike in NAZI Germany were people were more often killed just because they were a different ethnic group to the majority populations in Germany. Claims that the USSR was racist are not at all convincing. If the Soviet leaders were against, say, Judaism it was due to it being a reactionary religion (which is fair enough. Why should we like Judaism? It is just moderately better than Christianity), not because of race. The fact that many Soviets were from Jewish families discredits the theory that the doctor’s plot was an anti-Jewish pogrom; the logic is bad. Saying that the actions against the doctor’s plot was Jewish persecution merely because most of the doctor’s were Jewish is like saying that because most BNP supporters have brown hair, anti-BNP demonstrations are just anti-brown haired rallies.

  87. bob says:

    george w bush should be there too.

  88. iraqia says:

    I can’t believe saddam hussein is not on here. The suffering he caused to his own people was atrocious.
    Hahaha not even in the (non)honorable mentions lol

  89. Mick says:

    What about General Mohammed Ali Jafari of Iran. The modern answer to Tojo of Japan?

  90. samdave says:

    Juan you have forgotten two powerful terrors. You and satan.

  91. alexis salas says:

    y los muertos del capitalismo donde los dejan, recuerden que muchos de esos dictadores por ejemplo los de africa han sido finaciado por las transnacionales

  92. Paul says:

    Seriously, this is effing stupid. If you’re blaming Stalin and Mao for famine, then you should put the the U.S. president during the great depression on this list. The people who let people starve during Mao’s famine were the exact party members that Mao was fighting against. The Ukrainian famine, the lawnd-owning class was burning grain reserves in protest for collectivized farming. You know who probably killed more people than Kim Il Sung? The south Korean military dictator Park chung hee! Kim Il Sung was highly respected by his people and others across for the world, and North Korea’s economy was considered the success story of Korea until the Soviet bloc collapsed. South Korea’s economy almost collapsed, but then the U.S. bailed them out. Use more sources other than wikipedia, you dumb fuck.

  93. Onyema Uche says:

    What is the world waiting for before they indite Gowon and try him for war crimes?

  94. emmanuel says:

    what of Von Trtha who killed more than a million Herero people?

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  97. sany says:

    Why any USA Dictatore Name note mention in this list…..?????????

  98. Frank says:

    Iraqbodycount.org showed that the Iraq war of 2003 killed under 200000.

  99. Richard R. Bacaltos Pe says:

    never again it’s the fault of the Super Powers that controls the United Nations.

  100. Bruce says:

    Governments are oppressive by their very nature. The reason is simple. Common sense tells us that we need laws against people robbing raping and murdering each other. But where do you draw the line. Without laws the crime victim or his family just retaliates, thus justice is done. It is chaotic, but that is the natural order of things.

  101. Glenn says:

    This article is a load of bulsh*t, the accuracy of the death count is based on rumors and guesses.

    Funny that nobody mentioned it but for example Leopold II from Belgium between 2 and 15 million death counts, that a difference of 650%… Because some Dutch smart ass politician estimated he killed over 15 million people, that’s even more then population today in Belgium. Even if the Congo was 14 times the size of Belgium that would mean he killed 1/14 the of the Congolese population.

    Not to mention that he Colony for industry… if you have an industry you use the people or slaves to work not to just kill them…

    Anyway, this article is CRAP!

  102. StaCCP says:

    Lie! Where is Oliver Cromvel? And how much people died in India and China when british were there?

  103. bob says:

    @George Please learn how to spell

    I think this is the worst office mankind has ever had. NOT THIS BULLSHIT

    I think dis is d worst office of a man which a country ever had.

  104. John Christopher Sunol says:

    I beleive that the moder Kim Jon Un is as bad ir not worst than No 1 on ths hit list, Mao Zedong of china – he is the modern equivalent and let alone he is getting nuclear weapons.

    We have massive problems on our hands if he is allowed to gain nuclear weapons and long distant missiles

  105. Graeme says:

    Hmmm glad god stepped in to stop….., oh wait god let these madmen do this how loving

  106. Andy says:

    Any retards wish to list US presidents here must needs head examinations.

    Especially to a retard named Paul, no U.S. president during the great depression let 20-25% of his people starved to death during their period of govern.

  107. Dave says:

    Wiki Timur…this guy killed 5% of the worlds population in his time…even MAO, with his 78million only killed 2% of the world populace.

  108. Ata Ikiddeh says:

    TOP TEN MOST EVIL DICTATORS: SOME ANOMALIES
    1) Top Ten most evil dictators of all time and you included Gen Yakubu Gowon, that’s a joke. You say he blockaded the East-but how was the East able to import and bring in weapons but not food?
    2) Your analysis is about leaders who caused the death of their own people? What about leaders who aided and abetted the deaths of people who were not citizens of their country?

  109. John says:

    Its not the man in charge who is responsible for all the deaths, its the people who allow themselves to want to be governed and have people they deem better than themselves to be their leaders. People don’t have enough confidence in themselves and they end up voting for the (best on tv) personality for their leaders…..p.s. read Freuds writings and you will see the world for what it really is….take control of your own life

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  112. Hawk says:

    What about evil Srilanka tamil tiger prabakaran as well as Mahinda Rajapaksha and his clan low life rascist gotabaya rajapakshe and his rascist executioner sarath fonseka .Rajapakshe brothers are notorious worst than pol pot.Sooner or later, corrupt rajapakse family will have the same fate of gaddafi and saddam! Fear for the White Van .People are traumatised when ever they see a white van Only in Srilanka. The world should intervene before more journalist are shot and murdered, foreign,tourist are murdered and gang raped by governing party hoodlooms ,Media surpression, Christians and miniorities place of worship vandalised and harassed.

  113. Jesus says:

    You forgot about the biblical god. I don’t remember the exact count but he killed like 100 million. He’s probably not real but that kill count is significant.

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  116. ALovingJesusChristServent says:

    Hey Mr or Mrs Jesus
    2 things I have for you

    1) Is God only kill some people because they where blasphemous and evil plus THATS from the beginning of our life until now so compared to theses people who killed millions in a few years is it that bad

    2) WHEN (not if) Jesus Christ comes and you see him and Jehovah God you will fall to your face and weep and you will be in that fiery lake that Revelations 20:10 states you my poor brother will be thrown in there and the smoke of your torment will be forever and ever it will never end

    Come to the light before its to late Jehovah love us all DONT deny the gift that you can recieve from God

    God bless DONT deny Jehovah or Christ

  117. DolphinFlogger says:

    What about Genghis Khan? Over 50mil when the world had a much smaller population. A true a$$hole, and had successors that continued his terror. Should be 1 on this list, hands down

  118. Phil says:

    Hi, what i dont like about your picture is your No.1 “killer”. You put your highest kill number and it looks like Mao was the worst creature ow the world ever. I have read a lot about his life and China’s history. I lived there couple of years and I could talk to many local people. It is true the Chinese think that Mao was right in 3/4 things he’s done – this is how they are taught at schools. Maybe interesting is that during his “reign” China’s population GREW by some 57% (300million) – he just akes people to have more children to ba able to fight USSR after they became hostile to each other. Then for sure he was not natural born killer like other his colleagues from your schedule. Definitely he did not order to organize a killing corporation like Hitler with headquarters in Auschwitz with detailed designed technology of killing and utilizing the remains of the killed. Definitely he was not killing on purpose whole generation of people like Stalin did in Syberia. Definitely he was not organizing war campaigns that costed lives of millions. What he was – he was a rural worker that cam to enormous political power. Having great leadership abilities but no experience and education he made many mistakes on the society of 700 million people. This lead to many deaths resulted from stupid political campaigns – mostly from unsufficient food supply problem (by destroying private farming, etc.). Similar was done by Stalin in Ukraine in 30ties of XX century – when several millions of poeple died because they could not produce food on their own.
    Assuming – it is worth reading than watching pictures as your picture does not represent the truth and makes some natural born bastards no 2,3 or 4 or 10th. If you were counting the exact number of deaths resulted from direct/indirect order it would differ very much.
    By the way – Harry Truman killed some 200 thousand japanese civilians in several weeks with atomic bomb.

  119. Bart says:

    Where is Suharto on this list. He should be 8 or 7 but he was a CIA and Chicago School sponsored dictator.

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  121. Bill says:

    They all suck..

  122. Future Dictator says:

    The World needs some people like him in order to maintain the balance of the ecosystem! But one thing I want to ask where are Bush Jr. and Barack Obama? Their drones and warplanes killed several millions in the middle east whom the count is only known to the deserts of Arabia.

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  125. W. R. Marsh says:

    To: poster who calls himself “Jesus:”

    Sorry, you’re mistaken. God didn’t kill those people. He gave them life. Other people killed them. Think it through. That’s the truth: people kill people.

  126. Jack Falk says:

    I do not see the Catholic church on this list! More people have been killed in the name of Christ then in all the rest of the list combined!

  127. Ben says:

    hey ALovingJesusChristServent,

    STFU. You sound as brainwashed as those morons in China who worship Mao even though he was a piece of shit. The difference is they worship someone that actually existed. You once outgrew the ridiculous concept of a fat man in a red suit who would deliver you presents, it’s about time you outgrew this childish fairy-tale idea of some Jewish saviour and associated heaven.

    For the record, the word god is not a proper noun and should not be capitalised. There are many gods in the history of mankind.

    Finally, it’s most humourus how you make excuses for the tyrannical piece of crap that god is portrayed as in the bible. You sound as deluded as the North Koreans who make excuses for Il Sung’s crimes.

    You’re nothing more than a naive idiot who wouldn’t know truth if it bit you in the ass.

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  130. joe says:

    mao zedong is my idol

  131. Chris C. says:

    What are your SOURCES? I find it quite disingenuous that all these numbers are thrown as if they were facts, yet no sources are mentioned. The number of deaths during wars, in particular, where there is no mention of the victors’ victims, is especially disturbing to me.

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  138. nope says:

    Enver pasha is not killer its a bullshit

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  141. doug says:

    Proving once again that government is evil.

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  144. JackTaraz says:

    Why is George Bush, Jr. and Dick Cheney NOT on this list???
    They killed 5-10 MILLION Iraqi’s in the last few years.
    They SHOULD have been indicted and prosecuted before the World Court in the Hague.
    Yet, he hear NOTHING about that.
    So, are WE the worst country regime in history? We do not even admit that our Dear Leader killed more than most on this list!

  145. One more says:

    What rank is Idi Amin on the list?

  146. adam says:

    i think mengustu hailamariam is the most evil leader in the world

  147. Arkun says:

    Enver Pasha wasn’t a Dictator(!)…He was a big patriot and Turanist commander in the Ottoman Empire era. This is Western’s disgustings propaganda their work together with Armenian lobbies against to Enver Pasha for years.

    Why don’t they never talk about of Armenian Dashnak-Sutyun gang’s massacres that their were committed against to innocent and unarmed Turkish people at Anatolia in 1915 year? In these savage massacres we have lost of our thousands of people…Western world can’t see these massacres and killings, but they want to make to Enver Pasha a scapegoat in their fake historical claims like that.

  148. Fred says:

    And who was it that killed millions in Hiroshima and Nagasuki IN JUST TWO DAYS?

  149. Dave says:

    I am just glad Napoleon did not make the list, as bad as any dictator is he did a lot of good for the freedom and advancement of Europe and mankind
    .

  150. joe says:

    You forgot the Mongol empire, though I know it’s much older, they slaughtered more than 50 million people.

  151. Richard Gennis says:

    Its all relative.
    In terms of killng people Pol Pot goes down in history as the deadliest.
    Nearly one third of fellow countrymen and women killed because they didnt meet the idealogical demands.

  152. Durrr brains says:

    This was from 2010 …. Idiots

  153. J.R. says:

    King Leopold II never visited Congo and Congo is 76 times bigger than Belgium.

  154. Peter Chuen says:

    And they only find Muslims the terrorists …. smh

  155. teller123 says:

    I have a feeling we are going to see a leader from the United States added to this list in the very near future.

    Going back to the very first comment on this page and naming God and a mass murderer is completely false and 99% of the people that think that have never bothered to understand why those particular beings were commanded to be killed. In order to do that you must first understand Genesis 6. Those cities were inhabited by the the descendants of the Nephilim or the fallen one. The were not human and God deals with them exactly the same every time. We are going to see those things back here again in the near future if they’re not among us already. As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be….

    As a bonus for those of you that also think God condoned slavery, another common accusation by those who have done little to no study, I would just state that one must understand the day and meaning of that word in that day. It is not quite the same as we know it. In fact you may want to read the word and definition in the original text.

  156. Sebastian says:

    Ben sucks lol

  157. ??? says:

    Mao Zedong is fucking crazy.

  158. mikaela says:

    No matter how many people these men killed they are still some of the greatest men/ women in the world. they revolutionised the way we think, the way we act, and the way we use the knowledge today. These humans are who we have to thank for giving the history of our species the characteristics that required to learn from and build into. If every species had a boring history there would the mistakes be to learn from. If history was full of rainbows and lollipops and sweet little children that did everything perfectly. knowone would learn. We have these Men/women to thank.

  159. john werneken says:

    Author thinks the nonviolent way of removing these maniacs to be what, exactly/

  160. David says:

    You forgot Lincoln. Authorized a war that killed over 800,000 men, women and children.

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  163. Whocares says:

    Haha Wow you guys make me laugh. From the slandering of America to god bashing and then all of the morons that try to correct the other morons. Literally maybe one fourth of you actually know what you’re talking about. As far as God or Jesus all that stuff is your own opinion so it really does no good to put it up here as if it is relevant at all to dictators. To all the people who hate America in other countries, I dare you to say bad things about your own country and see what happens to you. To the people who live in America and slander it personally I think you’re all garbage and unpatriotic and can GTFO but because America is a democracy and we have freedoms of speech you can say all of these stupid things and you won’t be persecuted for it. Then again I just sat here and read these comments for like an hour so maybe I’m the biggest idiot on here but it was pretty funny so it was worth it. Also if anybody tries to call me out and comment on my comment I want you to know that I really don’t care and will probably never be back on this thing so I’ll prolly never see it. First comment of 2015!

  164. Adonis Raji says:

    I think the fact that Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria is named on this list has made it grossly unreliable. History is awashed with sadists who kill just for the kicks it brings. If a man like Idi Amin didn’t make the list and leaders who started wars to shield their inadequacies are acceptable in the opinion of this author, no seriousness can be attached to the list. In the last fifty years alone, leaders like Charles Taylor, Muhamar Gadaffi etc. have caused more deaths for no honourable cause than to enrich themselves.
    Among his people, Gowon was a man who had to defend a country he was leading in a war he didn’t start where the aggressor, (Ojukwu) was being equipped by some of the so-called developed countries. If Ojukwu’s people were starving, why weren’t they supplied food by the same people who supplied the weapons?

  165. Shjskddj says:

    YES BEN! ALL THESE RELIGIOUS FUCKING NUTS ARE RUINING THE WORLD (THESE CHRISTIANS ARE RUINING THE WORLD) STOP TALKING AND FUCK YOU

  166. Shjskddj says:

    ALOVINGJESUSCHRISTSERVANT SHUT UP PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS WORLD (and don’t you fuckingh say heaven) GO AWAY! Go meet Hitler in HELL

  167. mike says:

    Ok, I agree with your descriptions and I don’t think you missed any major people, but you still obviously don’t know your history. To say that the moral is as simple as “not electing an evil dictator” is very naive. Honestly, not a single country ever put a person in power with the idea that “boy, this evil dictator sure will be great!” Take Hitler, for instance. One of the most influential, well known people in modern history, Hitler did not start out as an evil person. A devote Christian all his life, Hitler actually had no ‘bad’ intentions when he came to power. Germany was actually in a very distraught financial state and needed someone to pull them out of depression. Hitler rose up and gave them hope. He pulled them out of depression, and even made them a world power. Even the events of the holocaust (as bad as this may sound) were, in Hitler’s mind, the right thing to do for Germany. Hitler had only the best intentions for the German people in mind. Take Mao Zedong. This man killed nearly 100,000,000 people, yet this was only due to an attempt to bring the Chinese economy out of a bad place (much like Hitler). The majority of the people that Zedong “killed” died from starvation due to a lack of crop yield in China at the time, which somehow got pinned on Zedong. Also, in case you haven’t heard of the Long March (which you probably haven’t), he led 100,000 people out of South East China to avoid EXECUTION! If he hadn’t led the march, they all would have been killed. Instead, Zedong saved 7,000 of them after a 6,000 mile trek across China. Those who died did so because they couldn’t weather the trip. These deaths, however, were again blamed on him. People are not evil, they just do what they think is best, which benefits some, and not others. Its honestly not as easy as you may think to just “get rid of” a dictator.
    Read your history books bud.

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  170. Ol' Uncle Joe Stalin says:

    What about Nixon?

  171. Martie says:

    Excellent, well-researched article about the top ten most evil dictators. It makes one realize that evil, like death, does not discriminate between races and cultures. I would like to read an article about the top ten best leaders… :)

  172. James D. Chiller says:

    What about Genghis Khan? He’s got somewhere around 50-70 million deaths on his hands…

  173. Jacob says:

    I think this is a good article. Very informative and simple. I believe that, as Mike pointed out, no one puts an evil dictator in power because they look forward to being under his thumb. The closing paragraph killed me! You say we should just figure out how to get an incredibly powerful man with an entire military at his beck and call out of office. That’s bull. Absolute bull. If there were a clean, easy way to do it, that would be the first choice. No one WANTS to go to war, but it tends to be the only way to stop people like these on the list. If you have a better idea, I’m curious as all get-out to hear your suggestion.

  174. Rudolf Reese says:

    Stalin killed way more than that

  175. Jovisys says:

    What about Bush and Chaney?? Geez you really think these morons are not responsible to the thousands or now millions death around the world?

  176. Ian says:

    Comment by Mike way off beam. Mao sold his people’s food to buy nuclear weapons which he no need for. That’s why they starved. And Mao did not lead his people on the long march. He was bloody carried all way on a specially constructed stretcher. Four hapless peasants did the carrying.

  177. Mahmoud says:

    Where the hell is Thomas Jefferson? Or the American Indian Holocaust doesn’t count because it happened in America? Jeez !

  178. AshRosetti says:

    What about Muhammed? He murdered Jews, Christians. Raped and Imprisoned young girls (who he used as sex spaces and rewarded to his followers), he burned alive Homosexuals, he married Aysha at the age of 6. So far, 270,000,000 people have been murdered in the name of ISLAM (the evil cult that he founded).

  179. Attila says:

    Enver Pasha !

  180. Attila Khan says:

    Ghengis Khan ?

  181. Ardas3 says:

    Hey,you can say that Enver Pasha killed a lot of peole but Armenian Genocide is a diffrent topic.First learn it,then you can write about it.In other point,Armenian Genocide never happened.Do you really believe that a falling country can make and afford genocide?

  182. ABC says:

    To those Americans on here attempting to make Europe seem evil and America the saviours, let me say this – Vietnam anybody? You know, where America murdered thousands of innocent civilians because they were too stupid to realise that they weren’t wanted. And to those of them claiming that America “saved” Europe during WW2, ummm.. no you didn’t. Germany couldn’t have taken Britain, because they lost the Battle of Britain, and so Britain and the USSR together could have beaten Germany – it just would have taken longer. Learn, people. America is nowhere near the best country in the world, filled with unjustified patriots spouting propaganda, and racists thinking every other country is inferior. I think I’d rather live in Communist Russia during the 1930’s.

  183. ABC says:

    Oh and whoever the guy is claiming Islam is an evil cult – shut the hell up.

  184. Mathys J Thom says:

    History was written by the victors

  185. Mathys J Thom says:

    Stalin Killed 50 million Ukranians in an experiment

  186. Jon Weban says:

    The recipe to stop dictators from coming to power is a strong constitutional democratic republic, like our founders created in the United States. Our constitution is the best cookbook, but many of our leaders have trashed it, and instead are building a weapon of mass destruction called the surveillance state, one so extreme, so powerful, that the leaders above could only have dreamt of it.

    The first and second amendments are under full assault in the U.S.A., and it only takes a little push before the power that wields this surveillance state is impossible to dismantle, through the creeping tyranny of blackmail and character assassination and inside information at all levels, and then just a matter of time until the rest of our freedoms are taken, and the dying begins.

    All in the name of stopping terrorists? Compare the numbers that might die in a terrorist attack, to the numbers in the list above. Get the picture? In coming elections, we must all speak and vote to oppose unconstitutional mass surveillance against law-abiding citizens, that puts too much information/power in the hands of government. We don’t need all that to stop terrorist attacks, if we even can. Tyranny is the greater risk. Challenge all who support unconstitutional mass surveillance.

  187. jimmyjames says:

    Its just what happens…. it is what it is………..

  188. Commie says:

    There is no Armenian Bullshit. It’s just English games. There are so much people died because of capitalsit Britannia. Long life to Communism!

  189. Commie says:

    AND what about USA! The world is burning for the sake of USA!

  190. owossoguy says:

    The remarks on here are from some very stupid and uneducated people trying to advance their own agenda! What this guy wrote in this article is the truth and if you don’t believe it you better read more! Religion has nothing to do with these devils. It was the way to stay in power and that is what it is POWER

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  193. B Cuz says:

    “People are not evil, they just do what they think is best, which benefits some, and not others.”

    This has to be one of the most asinine a statements I’ve ever read. That is tantamount to saying evil doesn’t exists and anyone with at least 2-3 functioning neurons knows evil is everywhere on this planet. The old and accepted axiom that power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely seems to work here. To say Mao is not culpable in the millions of deaths is insanity speaking … it was his policies in the very least and mostly his direct orders.

    Mike, you need to back away from the bong and quit reading Alinsky. Mao, Stalin, Hitler, and many others not mentioned were the epitome of evil. You should be ashamed of yourself for defending evil but I’m sure you’re not !

  194. HanzP says:

    What about the Rothchild / Rockefeller Zionist banking cabal? Surely they beat Mao Zedong out if first place

  195. Ferhat says:

    AshRosetti : Be careful when you say Muhammed(a.s.m) because he is our prophet and last prophet in the world. How can he be responsible for murder? He was like an angel and is the reason why the whole humanity is created due to his lifestyle and faith. You blame him in a very disgusting way, those information are so wrong, make some decent research about him and ?slam. A prophet cannot be responsible any bad actions , never for murders. Christian, Jews and Muslims have been killing each other for thousands of years. For sure, if you want to distinguish people with their belief, Christian killed a lot more than Muslims. At the time of Jihad, Muslims were conquering lands in the name of Allah, but after the expansion of ?slam and today there is no such thing. People cannot MURDER others in the name of ?slam! ?slam provides peace to people. First, be respectful, then make emphaty and think critical.

  196. leeuniverse says:

    Two comments…..
    The author of this article is incredibly naive for what he states in conclusion, especially so since he seems to study history.
    Quote: “And if we do have someone bad in office we can find better ways to get them out than murdering them, wars, and aggressive confrontations.”

    What does this author think people should do when nothing works? When the Dictator has such a strangle hold on speech, movement, writing, weapons, etc.? He clearly thinks people should just keep dying or allowed to die, because maybe “one day” he can be voted out of office.
    This author clearly doesn’t understand that Dictators become dictators because they can, they control the people so they can’t do anything, and thus the ONLY way to stop them from Genocide, injustice, Wars, etc. IS to fight back against them, by killing them or wars.

    I don’t recall off hand, but if Mao was the most Genocidal leader of history, and if some people knew Mao was doing what he was doing, doesn’t the author think someone should have killed him to stop the innocents from dying? I mean, upwards of 78 Million….. Really, WAR killing a murderer or Waring with him somehow isn’t “worth it” in this authors mind?

    Message to ABC…..
    What propaganda crap do you listen to and read?
    America went to Vietnam to help the South Vietnamese (as they requested) who Wanted Democracy and Freedom to rule themselves, to stop the Communist North from taking over and being dictators over the South. America and South Vietnamese Wared with the Northern Communists to try and stop them who were supplied by China and Russia. America did not kill “civilians”, that’s slimeball John Kerry and other lying liberals claims, not the truth. Sure, not that civilians never accidentally got killed, nor that no G.I. never did a wrong, but the liberal bullship movies are just that, non-historical bullship, and whatever bad might have happened was FAR the exception to the rule. People are still human, and do wrong. But America has always been a professional military, and Vietnam was no different.

    The only problem with Vietnam is they tried to fight them one on one, thus killing to many American soldiers, and they QUIT the war only months before America would have won it and freed the South (admited by a Northern General in his Bio). So, liberals of this country lost that war, just like they really lost the Iraq War also, not truly destroying Fanatical Islam and leaving a stable country that can build. Just look at WWII and South Korea, places in which America was allowed to do it’s job, where slimeball liberals didn’t influence this country that much, yet Europe was freed and helped to be “prosperous” (well as much as EU liberals have allowed it, man EU country’s are poor, overtaxed, etc.). South Korea is like a modern Japan, also a war America won.
    And what you said about America not helping Europe, you’re just ignorant. Sure, eventually Russia and the U.K. would have won, but America did a LOT there, and likely prevented a lot less death. Was D-Day just in our imagination, or the 100’s of other battles there? Don’t know what drugs and propaganda you are on, clearly liberal ones.

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  203. Schneider says:

    “Shjskddj says:JAN 19, 2015
    ALOVINGJESUSCHRISTSERVANT SHUT UP PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS WORLD (and don’t you fuckingh say heaven) GO AWAY! Go meet Hitler in HEL”

    Real mature. Zionist? As you can see Hitler aint the most evil man that walked the earth. Are a jewish life more worth than a Russians life etc? Communism leaders are 10x worse. Same shit from genereation to generation. And gues what I dont adore Adolf, but the truth hurt! Why are not the communism leaders more the spotlight of evil dictarors? History was written by the victors. Mankidn never learn of their misstakes, will go in if not on religius cause they will find another cleanse… Shame to be human tbh. We are so cruel!

  204. king says:

    Gen Yakubu Gowon with the help of British, Rusia, China, saudi arabia , Egypt, etc, killed over 5-million Biafrans . The blockade killed more than the soldiers in the 3 years civil war. Till date Nigeria has not addressed the issue. Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, & Reconciliation as agreed during cease fire negotiation was immediately abandoned. Biafrans were given only 20 pounds then for survival . while all their properties and cash in the banks were intentionally confisticated by other tribes and federal govt of Nigeria. the easterners(Biafrans) has been marginalized from every angle in the contraption called Nigeria. Till date Gowon is walking about freely in the world without justice to the Biafrans . But Biafran must rise again for a pay back time if the world and Nigeria did not address the situation now!!

  205. Gavin says:

    Tojo waged war against the USA, China, Netherlands, and France? Pretty sure Britain, India, NZ, and Australia were involved too.

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  208. Chinese Kid says:

    Mao never killed that many people.

  209. Everett Witt says:

    L
    Lets just say the aborted all those fine people then their not that evil are they kinda like the abortionists of this world

  210. History says:

    Hitler when young was good and inspiring but the old one deserves number 1.

  211. Ron says:

    I guess G. W. Bush is a piker, with only 500,000 Iraqis killed. How many millions of German and Japanese civilians did Roosevelt kill. Did anyone even count? Or Truman with his A-bombs when Japan was on its knees.

  212. Dingo says:

    over 57 million (and counting) unborn killed in America since Roe v Wade. WAY more genocide then Mao.

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