Compiled by Listverse.com, the list below showcases the top 10 Modern Dictators who were (for lack of a better word) absolutely nuts! Talk about absolution, power hungry, corruption, and every means to get the job done. “These dictators imposed their eccentricities upon their country, while ignoring povery and/or killing opponents,” Listverse.com wrote.
Starting from number 10, we move to the very top of the list:
#10 – Nicolae Ceausescu: General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965-1989
#9 – Rafael Trujillo: Dictator of the Dominican Republic from 1930-1938 and 1942-1952.
#8 – Idi Amin: Dictator of Uganda from 1971-1979.
#7 – Muammar Qaddafi: Dictator of Libya (took power in 1969 and still ruling).
#6 – Yahya Jammeh: Dictator of Gambia since 1994.
#5 – Francisco Macias Nguema: President of Equatorial Guinea from 1968-1979.
#4 – Saparmurat Niyazov: President for Life of Turkmenistan from 1990-2006.
#3 – President For Life Francois Duvalier: Dictator of Haiti from 1957-1971
#2 – Mobuto Sese Seko: President of Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)
#1 – Kim Jon-Il: Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea as well as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army. He assumed office since 1994.