There have been numerous tyrants of the 20th century these oppressors have led to great death and destruction throughout various parts of the world take enver pasha for example he was in power for five years and his death toll was 11 to 25 million vladimir lenin is another example. Since 2003 i have been writing an annual article for parade magazine, ranking the 10 worst dictators currently in power now i have expanded the list and written a book on the subject, tyrants: the world's 20 worst living dictators in honor of the publication of tyrants, i present my choices of the worst. A true leadership quality comes true when an individual sets his own standards and qualities to lead society forward however, when the quality turns out to be brutal, non-mercy, crimes and genocidal actions, then comes the true dictatorship the first person to come to our mind when it comes to dictatorship is hitler, and. Joseph stalin (1878-1953) was the dictator of the union of soviet socialist republics (ussr) from 1929 to 1953 under stalin, the soviet union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower however, he ruled by terror, and millions of his own citizens died during his brutal reign. This type of system is called a dictatorship below are some of the worst dictators in recent history fidel castro--founder of communist cuba, castro took power ( 1959-2008) through a revolution he transferred power to his brother in 2008 and died on november 25, 2016 the castro brothers ruled through force and have.
Throughout the annals of history, humanity has always tried to free itself “ tyrants, the world's 20 worst living dictators”, by david wallechinsky, ranked biya together with three others mainly in sub-saharan africa: robert mugabe of zimbabwe, teodoro obiang nguema mbasogo of equatorial guinea, and king mswati of. Top ten most evil dictators of all time (in order of kill count) the campaign has been described as one of the worst mass murders ever in africa 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. But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation after all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented together with bricks.
Have come to associate the word with the industrialized, costumed version of the 20th century such as mao and hitler dictators have come from many different backgrounds and have taken many different routes to power — with unpredictably murderous results here are the 15 worst strongmen in history. An indian politician has put winston churchill in the same category as some of “ the worst genocidal dictators” of the 20th century because of his in 1943, up to four million bengalis starved to death when churchill diverted food to british soldiers and countries such as greece while a deadly famine swept. In my book, the truly worst dictators are the ones that were truly evil: ivan the terrible, caligula, vlad the impaler and many others to pay of a debt that wasn't even called in, as well as his belief in phony agricultural science, and his need to reform land into collectives produced one of the biggest famine in human history.
What does history mean for us besides heroes, freedom, power, and other myths, history has meant over time bloody battles for power and atrocities committed by dictators these people are responsible for the most awful crimes against humanity and the bigest social, cultural and economic damages of. Adolf hitler worst ever despots adolf hitler in the spring of 1932 (picture: heinrich hoffmann/archive photos/getty images) as the most notorious dictator in history, the leader of nazi germany, adolf hitler, was responsible for the devastation of world war two and the horror of the holocaust he almost. From mao and hitler to saddam hussein and pol pot, see the tyrants with history's most lethal regimes to identify the deadliest dictators in history, the daily beast looked at despots to whom more than 1 million deaths have been attributed, whether through direct worst offense: armenian genocide.
It's hard work being a dictator, and joe stalin was no slouch the soviet leader hatched a plan to send some 6,000 of his countrymen to cannibal island (every bit as bad as it sounds), oversaw the mass execution of blind ukrainian folk musicians, and spent considerable time and energy executing.
It's possible that the motives of leaders like pol pot and saddam hussein may have started out with a grain of good intent, but the rigidity of their vision and their own ascent to power led to some of the worst atrocities the world has ever known the possibility always remains for the leaders of the future to. It was the century of the holocaust and two world wars of communist, nazi, fascist and military dictators who between them killed more than 100 million people china's so-called 'great helmsman' was in fact the greatest mass murderer in history most of his victims were his fellow chinese, murdered as. A few modern dictators have died memorably violent deaths, but most live to a ripe old age.
Collect info in : top 10 worst dictators in history 1 sheikh hasina (bangladesh) 2 adolf hitler (germany) 3 jos. All of the worlds worst tyrants and dictators of the past and present read biographies about their rise to power, cruelty and oppression ratings, country of origin and much more. A list of 10 most brutal dictators in modern history, their rise to power and terror against their own people during their government. Worst man evernew v 264 comments votee 3 joseph stalin (ussr) joseph stalin (ussr) joseph vissarionovich stalin was a georgian dictator, and was the leader of the soviet union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953 holding the post of the general secretary of the central committee of the communist party.