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Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:03pm On Mar 28, 2016
Throughout the history of mankind there have been many cruel rulers that use terror to gain control of public. They rule with an iron fist and an unrelenting thirst for power and recognition. Unfortunately for society there was too many for them all to fit on the list, so here’s the worst of the worst. From bad to worst, here are the top 10 evil men, 10 most cruel rulers ever in history.
10 Most Cruel Rulers Ever in history of the world.
Idi Amin Dada
One of the most cruel rulers ever, Idi Amin Dada was the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King’s African Rifles in 1946, Amin held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its Commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote. He later promoted himself to Field Marshal while he was the head of state. His rule was characterized by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extra judicial killings and the expulsion of Indians from Uganda. The estimates range of people killed from 80,000 to 500,000.
He hate Europeans “We Africans used to carry Europeans, but now Europeans are carrying us. We are now the masters … They came from Britian and wanted to show that I really have power in my country.” Amin was eventually overthrown, but until his death, he held that Uganda needed him and he never expressed remorse for the abuses of his regime. On 20 July 2003, died at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from kidney failure.

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Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:05pm On Mar 28, 2016
Attila (Attila the Hun), was the ruler of the Huns from 434 to 453. He was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. He was considered as one of the history`s greatest villains. In much of Western Europe, he is remembered as the epitome of cruelty and rapacity. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orleans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.
Subsequently he invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans. He returned in 452 to claim his marriage to Honoria anew, invading and ravaging Italy along the way. Attila drowned in his own blood on his wedding night. He died in the early months of 453.

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:07pm On Mar 28, 2016
Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. He was a warrior and ruler. starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state.

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by Ekugbeh(m): 11:08pm On Mar 28, 2016
Only dia faces tells d story
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:09pm On Mar 28, 2016
Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975. During his time in power, his radical communist government forced the mass evacuations of cities, killed or displaced millions of people, and left a legacy of disease and starvation. Under his leadership, his government caused the deaths of at least one million people from forced labor, starvation, disease, torture, or execution.

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:10pm On Mar 28, 2016
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Vlad the Impaler) known for executing his enemies by impalement, and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. Vlad is best known for the legends of the exceedingly cruel punishments he imposed during his reign and for serving as the primary inspiration for the vampire. He was a fan of various forms of torture including disemboweling and rectal and facial impalement. He tortured thousands while he ate and drunk among the corpses. He impaled every person in the city of Amlas nearly 20,000 men, women and children. Vlad tortured the people ordering him to be skinned, boiled, decapitated, blinded, strangled, hanged, burned, roasted, hacked, nailed, buried alive, stabbed, etc. He also liked to cut off noses, ears, sexual organs and limbs.
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:17pm On Mar 28, 2016
Ivan IV of Russia (Ivan IV Vasilyevich), also know as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547 and was the first ruler of Russia and the first to be proclaimed tsar of Russia (from 1547). Historic sources present disparate accounts of Ivan’s complex personality: he was described as intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodic outbreaks of mental illness. He enjoyed burning 1000s of people in frying pans, and was fond of impaling people. Ivan’s soldiers built walls around the perimeter of the city in order to prevent the people of the city escaping. Between 500 and 1000 people were gathered every day by the troops, then tortured and killed in front of Ivan and his son. He is also remembered for his paranoiac suspiciousness and cruel persecution of nobility. Ivan died from a stroke while playing chess with Bogdan Belsky on 28 March.

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:19pm On Mar 28, 2016
Adolf Eichmann was born in March 19, 1906, in Solingen, a small industrial city in the Rhineland. He was a German and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was hanged by the state of Israel for his part in the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II. “The death of five million Jews on my conscience gives me extraordinary satisfaction.”

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:22pm On Mar 28, 2016
Leopold II was the King of the Belgians, and is chiefly remembered for the founding and brutal exploitation of the Congo Free State. Born in Brussels the second son of Leopold I and Louise-Marie of Orléans, he succeeded his father to the throne on 17 December 1865 and remained king until his death. Leopold created the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken to extract rubber and ivory in the Congo region of central Africa, which relied on forced labour and resulted in the deaths of approximately 3 million congolese

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:25pm On Mar 28, 2016
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of the founding of Nazism, the start of World War II, and the Holocaust. By the end of the second world war, Hitler’s policies of territorial conquest and racial subjugation had brought death and destruction to tens of millions of people, including the genocide of some six million Jews in what is now known as the Holocaust. On 30 April 1945, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule.

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Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by erusen: 11:38pm On Mar 28, 2016
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917. Stalin probably exercised greater political power than any other figure in history. In the 1930s, by his orders, millions of peasants were either killed or permitted to starve to death. Stalin brought about the deaths of more than 20 million of his own people while holding the Soviet Union in an iron grip for 29 years.

Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by holocron: 11:46pm On Mar 28, 2016
Incarnations of evil. However, (point of correction), adolf eichman cant be counted as a leader. He was just serving hitler's policies.
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by charliejose: 11:54pm On Mar 28, 2016
hmmmm where are they now?? perhaps they thought.they would live forever
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by Luckylife(m): 1:17am On Mar 29, 2016
Give a man power and see the monster (beast) he is made of .
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by Henrodah(m): 7:52am On Mar 29, 2016
Excerpts From 'Evil Men' book....Nice one Op.
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by UIA04(f): 9:20am On Mar 29, 2016
It is believed that idi amin was bipolar. One minute he was, a charismatic leader loved by all the people who supported him wholeheartedly the next minute he was a cruel murderer.


Ivan the terrible, also might have been same, his anger was so bad, that , he mistakenly killed his son in a fit of rage. The son was supposed to succeed him. Thus such a great ruler was succeeded by his second son who happened to be an slowpoke.

Ghenghis khan, is someone admire. coming from no where to build one of the greatest empires of his time that even was still strong after his death. It is believed his empire was even bigger than China.
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by AVECDEO: 9:25am On Mar 29, 2016
This list is incomplete without the names of Babangida, Abacha and others.

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Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by promisechild(m): 10:35am On Mar 29, 2016
this list is incomplete without Jonathan's name not being there. what is worst than diverting money meant for procurement of weapons for ones selfish purpose? sending thousands of innocent soldiers to fight the so called well equipped Boko haram without weapon. Please is this not worse than being a dictator?
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by LaRoyalHighness(f): 10:40am On Mar 29, 2016
Where is Ibb?
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by Nobody: 11:48am On Mar 29, 2016
What it tells us is that, while on this planet, endeavor to do good, while you are away sleeping your works will speak for you! Genghis khan has always been ma military hero
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by Nobody: 11:54am On Mar 29, 2016
This list is not complete. Where is President Bush and prime minister Tony blair whose lies lead to the death of millions of innocent iraqi's. People are still dying in their hundreds due to the actions of these men.
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by cr7lomo: 1:05pm On Mar 29, 2016
promisechild:
this list is incomplete without Jonathan's name not being there. what is worst than diverting money meant for procurement of weapons for ones selfish purpose? sending thousands of innocent soldiers to fight the so called well equipped Boko haram without weapon. Please is this not worse than being a dictator?

U and ur likes are nothing but monopolized F..OOOOOLS
Re: Ten Most Cruel Leaders In History by DaGC(m): 6:00pm On Mar 29, 2016
The ones I hate most are the ones that killed millions of their own citizens, not even enemy forces.

Stalin was one of such persons, then there is another dude from China (Cant remember his name), wicked to say the least cry

Then Hitler's own ehn, I just don't understand. Shook the foundations of the earth. War everywhere undecided

The holocaust is one of the most horrible moments in the history of mankind.

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