Dictators from Hell
These rulers, presidents, emperors, kings and princes have left a terrible bloody legacy. Their tyranny was the cause of death for many millions of people. However, there was a time when they were admired and idolized them.
Idi Amin Dada was born in 1925. Was an officer and president of Uganda. In 1972, he began to expel Asians from Uganda, on the grounds that he was so commanded by God. For many years, thousands of Ugandans going missing, and later their mutilated bodies were found on the shores of Lake Victoria. There is evidence that Amin was a cannibal, and considered his mentor and idol Adolf Hitler. He even planned to erect a monument to the Fuhrer. He betrayed the execution of his enemies in the live broadcast on television. It is estimated that after the overthrow of Amin committed, the victims of its repression were between 300 and 000 to 500 000 (out of 19 million) of the citizens of Uganda, at least two thousand, he killed himself.
Mongol Temujin, known to history as Genghis Khan (born 1162) was a warrior and ruler who transformed the nomadic Mongol tribes into a mighty army commanded by him and his family. His hordes killed many people in Asia and Europe in the early 13th century. When attacking Volohoi, Khan promised the commander of the fortress defense, that the Mongols would cease attacks if the residents of the city walls vynesut 1000 cats and several thousand swallows. When Genghis Khan received them, he tied their tails to pieces of cloth are produced when burned animals. Cats and birds flocked back to the city in setting fire to everything that can burn on its way. When residents began to extinguish the fire, Genghis attacked and won unopposed. Known as the case when the ruthless Mongols surrounded by about 70 000 men, women and children and covered them from the rain of arrows. Khan said: “The greatest happiness for the man – to overtake and destroy his enemy, seize his property and take yourself to women.”
Vlad the Impaler
Vlad Tepes disposes of his enemies, without further ado. He was a fan of various forms of torture. He tortured people by thousands and loved to eat and drink among the dead. He impaled each of the 20 000 residents of the city Amlas, regardless of who before him a man, woman or child. But most of all he loved to impale. That’s were executed between 1457 and 1460 year Transylvanian merchants who ignore the law of trade Prince. And he thought of the poor and sick criminals, and to deal with them went to the trick. Prince invited all the sick and the poor for free food, when we all gathered, the building is boarded up and burned.
Religious Leader of Iran from 1979 to 1989. During this time he introduced the Sharia (Islamic religious law), as well as stringent requirements for clothes for men and women who created the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and other Islamic groups. By suppressing the rebellion he had executed more than 30 000 political activists.
Undoubtedly the world champion among the killers. It is directly responsible for the deaths of more than 46 million people.
He was born in 1879. During the quarter century preceding his death in 1953, the Soviet dictator was perhaps the most influential person in history. In 1930 he ordered killed millions of peasants. With enemies fought arranging regular mass purges. While every grandmother will tell you that Stalin was a hero and thank him for the happy years.
So the work of the great leader is uniquely difficult to assess
He was leader of the “Khmer Rouge” and Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979. During his stay in power Pol Pot imposed an extreme version of agrarian communism, all residents were relocated from the cities to the countryside for forced labor on collective farms. From slave labor, malnutrition and poor medical care and executions of killing at least 2 million people.
Declared that all women should have 5 children. Because of the dire food shortages, many women are unable to provide the children and gave them to an orphanage. As a result, more than 150 thousand children are filled with children’s homes across the country. Many died from starvation and disease.
Ivan the Terrible, Grand Prince of Moscow, the Tsar of all Russia from 1533. In December 1570, suspecting treason of Novgorod, John, accompanied by guards guardsmen, archers and other fighting men, spoke against Novgorod, plundering and devastating all the way. At first it was devastated Tver region, the guardsmen were taken from all the people that you could carry, and destroyed the rest. For Tver been devastated Torzhok Vishny Volochek and other towns and villages lying on the road than at the guardsmen were beaten without mercy who were there and the Crimean Livonian prisoners. In early January, the Russian troops came to Novgorod and the guardsmen began their slaughter of the inhabitants: the people were beaten to death with sticks, threw in Volkhov, put on pravezh to force them to impact all of his property, roasted in a hot meal. Five weeks went on beating and thousands of people died. Novgorod chronicler tells us that there were days when the death toll reached one and a half thousand days, who beat 500? 600. Were considered lucky. King spent six weeks on the road with oprichniki to plunder the property; monasteries were looted, burned stacks of grain, cattle beaten. Military troops were sent, even in the depth of the country, miles of 200-300 from Novgorod, and there made a similar devastation.
Especially heavy legacy of Mao’s regime should be considered crippled lives of tens of millions of people throughout China, affected by the senseless and brutal campaigns. Only during the Cultural Revolution were killed, according to some estimates, up to 20 million people, an additional 100 million one way or another been affected in its course. Number of victims of “the Great Leap Forward” was even greater, but due to the fact that most of them fell on the rural population is not known even approximate figures for the scale of the disaster.