85 Total Votes

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germ... any from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust   more
35 votes

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili, (8 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the de facto leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death. Under Joseph Stalin's rule, the concept of "socialis... m in one country" became a central tenet of Soviet society. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization that resulted in the rapid transformation of the USSR from an agrarian society into an industrial power. However, the economic changes coincided with the imprisonment of millions of people in Soviet correctional labour camps and the deportation of many others to remote areas. The initial upheaval in agriculture disrupted food production and contributed to the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932–1933, known as the Holodomor in Ukraine. Later, in a period that lasted from 1936–39, Stalin instituted a campaign against alleged enemies of his regime called the Great Purge, in which hundreds of thousands were executed. Major figures in the Communist Party, such as the old Bolsheviks, Leon Trotsky, and several Red Army leaders were killed after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the government and Stalin   more
26 votes

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), was a Chinese communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist. The founding father of the People's Republic of China from its establishment in...  1949, he governed the country as Chairman of the Communist Party of China until his death. In this position he converted China into a single-party socialist state, with industry and business being nationalized under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, his theoretical contribution to the ideology along with his military strategies and brand of policies are collectively known as Maois. In 1949 Mao proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China, a one-party socialist state controlled by the Communist Party. After solidifying the reunification of China through his Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries, Mao enacted sweeping land reform, overthrowing the feudal landlords before seizing their large estates and dividing the land into people's communes. He proceeded to lead a nationwide political campaign known as the Great Leap Forward from 1958 through to 1961, designed to modernize and industrialize the country, however agrarian problems worsened by his policies led to widespread famine. In 1966, he initiated the Cultural Revolution, a program to weed out counter-revolutionary elements in Chinese society, which continued until his death   more
6 votes
1 comment

Pol Pot

Pol Pot: born Saloth Sar; (19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998) was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until his death in 1998. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. From 1976 to ... 1979, he also served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975, and his rule was a dictatorship. During his time in power he imposed agrarian socialism, forcing urban dwellers to relocate to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labor projects. The combined effects of executions, forced labor, malnutrition, and poor medical care caused the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population. In all, an estimated 1 to 3 million people (out of a population of slightly over 8 million) died due to the policies of his three-year premiership   more
5 votes

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG OM PC FRS (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to ... 1990. Arguably Britain's most hated politician, dubbed Margaret “the milk-snatcher” Thatcher, after she withdrew free milk for schoolchildren, embarked upon a crusade against the working and middle classes and destroyed the very fabric of British life in industrial areas by decimating the country’s heavy industry and making millions unemployed in the process. This vile and ruthless leader did, however, have some admirers, particularly in the aristocracy and the investment banking industry that benefitted from her tax cuts for the rich   more
4 votes
1 comment

Idi Amin

Idi Amin Dada (c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was the third President of Uganda, from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Somalia and Kenya. Eventually, Amin held the rank of Major genera... l 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. Amin's rule was characterised by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000[1] to 500,000   more
4 votes
1 comment

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, 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 north... east 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. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarezmian controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China   more
3 votes

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known by his patronymic name: Dracula. He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler. As the cognomen 'The Impaler' suggests, hi... s practice of impaling his enemies[4] is central to his historical reputation. During his lifetime, his reputation for excessive cruelty spread abroad, to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The total number of his victims is estimated in the tens of thousands   more
2 votes

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Saddam formally rose to power in 1979, although he had been the de facto head o... f Iraq for several years prior. He suppressed several movements, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements seeking to overthrow the government or gain independence and maintained power during the Iran–Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War. Whereas some venerated Saddam for his opposition to Israel—which included the use of military force[8]—he was widely condemned in the west for the brutality of his dictatorship   more
0 votes

Muammar al-Gaddafi

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (c. 1942 – 20 October 2011), commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who de facto ruled Libya for 42 years. Taking power in a 1969 coup d'etat, he ruled as Revolutionary Chai... rman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brother Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011, when he was ousted in the Libyan civil war. Politically an Arab nationalist and Arab socialist, he governed the country according to his own ideology, Third International Theory, later embracing Pan-Africanism and serving as Chairperson of the African Union from 2009 to 2010. In 1977, he dissolved the Republic and created the Jamahiriya, a "state of the masses" part-governed by GPCs. Officially adopting a symbolic role in governance, he retained power as military commander-in-chief and head of the Revolutionary Committees responsible for policing and suppressing opponents. Overseeing unsuccessful border conflicts with Egypt and Chad, Gaddafi's support for foreign militants and alleged responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing led to Libya's label of "international pariah". A particularly hostile relationship developed with the United States and United Kingdom   more
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imabench says2013-09-04T12:24:57.4248070-05:00
Lol at thatcher being on the list of options XD
brian_eggleston says2013-09-04T12:27:58.8565231-05:00
No list of evil tyrants would be complete without Margaret "the milk snatcher" Thatcher!
MoonGazer says2013-09-04T12:28:46.6402420-05:00
I see you have put Thatcher down. Can you add Tony Blair to the list then seen as we are adding British PM's?
KingHenrikLundqvist says2013-09-04T14:22:38.2300546-05:00
Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, and Muammar Gaddafi tyrants? No they are the people's choice! This list was obviously made by some misinformed moron.
Subutai says2013-09-05T17:51:15.3785372-05:00
@KingHenrikLundqvist: Yeah. Josef Stalin was a wonderful person. Crazytown that way ------------>
Nyx999 says2013-09-05T18:25:38.2062062-05:00
Josef Stalin was FAR from the people's choice. Educate yourself.
Nyx999 says2013-09-05T18:26:03.7560959-05:00
Just because Stalin SAID he was communist, doesn't mean he actually was.
1dustpelt says2013-09-05T20:18:29.8214851-05:00
Stalin was not a communist. He was just a pure evil dictator who put people in Nazi-style work camps in Siberia.
Nyx999 says2013-09-05T21:50:47.1193560-05:00
I know. :3 I completely agree with you dustpelt.
47iscool says2013-09-10T17:14:22.3992054-05:00
Where is Obama at?
bsh1 says2013-10-06T21:48:20.5310202-05:00
@47iscool - that's not funny. You cannot compare Obama to these genocidaires. That's revolting...
Nyx999 says2013-10-14T10:39:07.1902816-05:00
:) It's funny how the person who criticizes Obama (our first black president) has the Confederacy flag as his pic. Now, I'm not one of those liberals who accuses everybody of being racist, but I think this time is my one exception.
asparagus21 says2013-11-20T19:58:46.1441958-06:00
I don't usually take sides in stuff like this, but that is pretty racist,
tylergraham95 says2013-11-26T11:45:30.6782080-06:00
Hitler killed around 2 million people. Stalin killed (estimates may differ) a minimum of 20 million and may have killed as many as 60 million. Hitler was by no stretch of the imagination a good man, but Stalin simply killed many many more than Hitler, and promoted an Orwellian future for the world.
Owl099 says2014-05-11T10:53:30.8858610-05:00
Adolf Hitler did what he thought best for his country, Joseph Stalin was an Athiest so how can he be evil if he believed in no God?, Mao Zedong made paradise for the workers and they had lots of food (for a while), Vlad the Impaler was beaten when he was a child and was cruely brought up, Margaret Thatcher did what she thought best for her country,Genghis Khan was cruely treated by the other Mongolian tribes and so fought back, and as for the others (even Mao and Stalin) there is no such thing as an evil person, evil is the opposit to what we are and has taken over some, but we are all Gods creatures and God did not give us the ability to choose if he realy loves us.
Owl099 says2014-07-22T20:34:05.2853384-05:00
Sorry about my last comment. I listened and probably misunderstood a religious message. Of course there were evil people in history. Nobody is born evil but they can become evil.
Owl099 says2014-07-22T20:41:40.2446630-05:00
Although what I said about Hitler, Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler was correct, Mao starved and beat up masses of people and not just that, he ordered his own civilians to beat and humiliate each other unwillingly. However Idi Amin was the worst man (in my opinion) in history. However God did not give us a choice. We do evil only because the devil gets into us.
Owl099 says2014-07-27T14:49:31.0437593-05:00
I am completely Anti- Nazi and am a Communist but I still think that Adolf Hitler thought he was fighting evil (Communists, Non Aryans, Jews and so on).

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