Top 10 Cruel Leaders In The History of World

Leaders are supposed to be people who understand their subjects and lead them well without intimidations and cruelty. They are supposed to be adored and loved by their subjects. But there are some leaders around the world who just did the opposite by oppressing the very people who entrusted them with the leadership. They ended up ruling with an iron fist and had lust for power and recognition that overshadowed their values for humanity.

Let’s look at the list of the top 10 leaders that didn’t deserve to be in leadership positions

10. Idi Amin Dada

Idi Amin Dada

This was the Ugandan leader between 1971 and 1979. He seized power through a military coup in 1971 in the month of January overthrowing the then President, Milton Obote.  His leadership was marred with political repression, human rights abuse, extra judicial killings and expelled Indians from Uganda. He was later overthrown and died in 2003 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from kidney failure.

9. Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

He was the founder of the Great Khan empire  which after his death, became the largest empire in history. He united the nomadic tribes of north eastern part of Asia and that is what brought him to power. Under his rule, he fought and conquered most of the Eurasia and used an iron fist to rule them in a military state.

8. Pol Pot

Pol Pot

He was the Prime Minister of Cambodia and the leader of the Khmer Rouge between 1976 and 1979. He used his radical communist government to kill or force people out of the cities thus displacing millions of people causing diseases and starvation. During his reign over one million people died due to starvation, forced labor, torture, diseases or execution.

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7. Vlad Tepes

Vlad Tepes

This Prince of Wallace used to execute people by impalement. He ruled between 1456 and 1462 during which period there was the incipient ottoman conquest of the Balkans. His punishments were cruel and he served as the primary aspiration for the vampire. He loved torture of different forms which included facial, rectal and disemboweling and made sure that he ate and drank among corpse.

6. Ivan IV of Russia

Ivan IV of Russia

He is well known by the name Ivan The Terrible. He was the Grand Duke of Muscovy between 1533 and 1547. He was the first leader of Russia to be proclaimed the tsar of Russia in 154. It is recorded that he burned 1000s of people in frying pans and also loved impaling people. Between 500 and 1000 people were tortured and killed on a daily basis during his reign.

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