dictators

  1. M

    Worst dictators in your opinion

    Although this topic has probably been discussed a million times, I would like to hear which dictators from the year 1900 and until today people think is the worst. In this discussion saying Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini or Pol Pot is not allowed, since these will surely be the ones dominating...
  2. M

    How bad was Fidel Castro compared to other latin american dictators?

    Latin America are known to have had many dictators and the most famous/infamous one is probably Fidel Castro. I have heard several different perspectives on Castro. The american propaganda has portrayed him as a ruthless tyrant who violently toppled the government of a successful and prospering...
  3. T

    New Top 10 Channel Centered Around Evil Dictators

    Hello Everyone, Iv'e recently started a new youtube channel based around tyrants and showing how bad they truly are. For example today I posted a video about North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, the first dictator of the communist country. I find learning about these people fascinating because it...
  4. M

    Dictators in Southern Europe 1930s-1970s

    The 3 dictatorships I want to discuss in this thread is the dictatorships of Antonio Salazar in Portugal(1932-1968), Francisco Franco in Spain(1936-1975) and Ioannis Metaxas in Greece(1936-1941). How were life under their regimes? How brutal were their regimes and how bad were dissidents...
  5. Lawnmowerman

    Do dictators die in bed

    I have long been operating under the belief that it is unlikely that a dictator will die peacefully in his bed. Certainly there are those who don't Hitler, Gadhafi, Hussein and Caesar all spring to mind. Yet despite the odds it seems that a lot of them still do Kim Il Jong died peacefully (we...
  6. C

    Dictators whose children were worse/more brutal than them?

    Has there existed rulers who may have been cruel and oppressive but their children were far worse than them? Uday Hussein comes to mind.
  7. K

    Have there been any dictators who everyone hated?

    I was under the impression that dictators only kept power because they benefitted those who were powerful, e.g. the military. I don't know how else it would work, because if everyone hated the dictator, I don't see why anyone would listen to the dictator. So, have there ever been universally...
  8. Z

    Totalitarian dictators and good laws they brought.......

    ..........for a lack of a better term. I bring up Enver Hoxha, Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, more or less the North Korea of the Eastern block. Three things the guy did great, for an evil, Stalinist Communist guy..... * Women were seen as equal in the government. Hoxha wanted them...
  9. theauthor

    Why don't dictators convert to Constitutional Monarchy?

    It must be a very lonely life to be a dictator. I mean, all your "friends" and wif(v)e(s) are bought. They don't really like to be with you. They fear you. The look at countries like the U.K. or the Scandinavian countries where there is some sort of democracy and a constitutional monarchy where...
  10. P

    Fights for power

    We have become witnesses of Quadaffi's abdications and decease. The western countries demand of Assad's resignation. They urge on the Syrian opposition to oust him by every available method. Thus, they can commit everything, because every perpetration or atrocity would be hung on blatant...
  11. Thessalonian

    European dictators of the 20th century

    Instead of compiling a comprehensive list of all those dictators, which one(s) was/were the worst in your opinion? I would go for people like Hitler or Stalin. However there are others who did not kill so many people, but they could be pretty bad from other perspectives, like Franco and the...
  12. Robespierre

    Dictators that did a fine job

    Although I don't think anyone would prefer a dictatorship, I think it's also true that there have been some quality dictators in the past. Dictator does not equate to evil. Not always, anyway. Does anyone agree with me? Let's name a few dictators who have actually been good/great leaders and...
  13. Centrix Vigilis

    How dictators stash their cash 101: Egypt, Libya not alone in losing assets

    An interesting article considering the times. How dictators stash their cash 101: Egypt, Libya not alone in losing assets - CSMonitor.com
  14. 3

    Propaganda in the age of dictators...

    :) So obviously propaganda was well employed by Hitler, but I'm wondering if it would be wrong to say that propaganda was of minimal significance in fascism and Mussolini's domestic policy. I haven't read much about extensive propaganda by Mussolini, but I want to be sure before I look stupid...
  15. N

    Dictators and sham democracy

    How many examples can you think of, of dictators who have at some point introduced a sham democracy while retaining their own absolute power?
  16. F

    Great dictators

    Help me, please, to make a list of great dictators of 20th century. I know: Adolf Hitler Alfredo Stroessner Augusto Pinochet Benito Mussolini Chun Doo Hwan Eva Peron Francisco Franco Haile Mariam Mengistu Henri Philippe Petain Hirohito Ho Chi Minh Idi Amin Iosif Stalin Josip Broz Tito Juan...