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The 7 Most Brutal Rulers in History | The Gruesomeness Will Turn Your Gut

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7. Idi Amin Dada

Idi Amin Dada was a military dictator and President of Uganda from the years 1971 to 1979. He served the army of the British colonial regiment called The King’s African Rifles in 1946. He held a rank of Major General in the post-colonial Uganda Army and afterwards became a Commander right before seizing the power in the military coup in 1971. After promoting himself the Field Marshal his rule begun with an abuse of the human rights, political repression, many innocent killings, and more. While he was the “ruler” of Uganda it is believed that he left a trial of 100 000 to 500 000 deaths. He had a huge hate towards the Europeans. He wanted to display his power but eventually was overthrown. He died in 2003 on 20 July, from kidney failure.

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.

6. Genghis Khan

We all know of Genghis Khan as the founder of the second largest Empire in the world, the Mongol Empire. He managed to unite many of the nomadic tribes from northeast Asia. Divided the tribes were weak and in constant conflict with each other, but once Genghis united them, as a whole they were unstoppable. He started the Mongol invasion which resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. While he and his forces moved to conquer new lands they brought down a trail of destruction. Their might couldn’t be compared to the enemies they faces and managed to defeat them. He brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under his rule and that of his family making it a disciplined military state. He and his family are responsible for killing many people and are responsible for genocides.

5. Pol Pot

He was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and also the Prime Minister of Cambodia from the year 1976 until 1979. Pol Pot was the leader of Cambodia on April 17 in 1975. While he held the throne and his power his communist government forced mass evacuations, left a path of diseases and starvation and killed millions of people. He is responsible for the deaths of over one million Cambodian people, they were killed from forced labor, starvation, torture, diseases and execution. There was a conflict with Vietnam. The Cambodian army was defeated and Pol Pot fled to the Thai border area. In the year 1979 a new government was installed by Vietnam under Heng Samrin.

4. Ivan the Terrible

IvanIV of Russia was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 until 1547 and afterwards he acquired the title tsar of Russia, the first in the line of many. There are many sources that display the personality of this tsar. He was highly intelligent but he had episodes of outbreaks, he was considered mentally ill. He enjoyed burning thousands of people, impaling them, torturing them and more. He ordered walls to be built around some cities so people wouldn’t escape and he murdered thousands by the day. But not just the low born had it bad, he also had a secret police that were terror for the nobility. This secret police wore heads of dead dogs around their belts.

3. Vlad the Impaler

Vlad III was the Prince of Wallachia and three time Voivode of Wallachia from the years 1456 to 1462. In this period the Ottomans were conquering the Balkan peninsula. Vlad is mostly known for the legends of his extreme cruelty and punishments he imposed during his reign. There is also a legend on him about Vampirism. He enjoyed to torture people, he tortured many people while he ate and drunk, watching them die. He is the most famous for impaling around 18 000 people in the city of Almlas. He implemented various types of torture, he raped, blinded, strangled, boiled, burned, nailed, etc.

2. Adolf Eichmann

He was born in 1906 in Solingen. He was from German origin and is considered as the father of the Holocaust. He was one of the major organizers for the extermination of the Jews. He is considered responsible for the deaths of millions of people. It was until in 1962 that he was caught by the state of Israel and he was hanged for his actions in World War II against the Jews and humanity. Before he died he said the following:

“The Death of Five million Jews on my conscience gives me extraordinary satisfaction.”

1.Leopold II of Belgium

He was the king of Belgium and he is remembered for the exploitation of the Congo free State. He was the second son of Leopold I and he succeeded his father to the throne in the year 1865, He created the Congo free State for the production of rubber and ivory from the Congo region located in central Africa. But he forced labor and exploitation which resulted in the deaths of many people. Many of them died from being force to extract rubber. It is believed that around 5 to 15 million deaths occurred during his reign.

Note that Hitler, Chairman Mao, Stalin, etc. aren’t implemented in this list.

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