Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.
Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq from 1979 until 2003, gained international notoriety for torturing and murdering thousands of his people. Hussein believed he ruled with an iron fist to keep his country, divided by ethnicity and religion, intact. However, his actions bespeak a tyrannical despot ...
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe speaks to supporters. (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images) The amazing thing about Philip Gourevitch's 2002 New Yorker profile of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not its scathing portrayal of the leader who was once an independence hero but who, after what was then 22 years in power, had earned much of the world's scorn for his abuses and excesses.
Putin is hoping to extend the presidential terms so they last 6 years, which would mean two terms would be 12 years. That would mean he effectively spends 24 years in power. Putin claimed today that he had not made a decision if he would run in 2018, the New York Times reports.
Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (episodes 70-72), born on April 22, 1870 is, in my opinion the number four worst ruler in Russian history. The founder of the Soviet Union, Lenin started Russia on a path that would lead to the deaths of tens of millions of people.
All leaders who aspire to be more strategic can learn from Mandela’s six key behaviors that distinguish him as a true strategic leader. He anticipated. Mandela looked ahead and could see that South Africa’s system of apartheid would not survive into the future. From his prison cell, he strategically assessed his moves and anticipated reactions.
(Recommended: America's 5 Worst Wartime Presidents) In the realm of commission failure, three presidents come to mind—Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Bear in mind here that nearly all failed presidents have their defenders, who argue, sometimes with elaborate rationales, that the perceived failure wasn’t really failure or that it wasn’t really the fault of this particular president.
Killing general people every day-every week. Thousands of ordinary people have died since the regime of Autocrat Sheikh Hasina. Wounded millions. She started to kill all her opposition with her force. Bangladesh is experiencing the worst situation ever in it's history. The worst ever prime minister in the history of Bangladesh.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Spanish: [ˈtʃe ɣeˈβaɾa] June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.
Alexander the Great was one of history’s greatest conquerors. Born as heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to take on the great Persian Empire. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched all the way from modern day Italy to the Himalayas.
Winston Churchill, an icon of British endurance for his leadership during the Blitz, deserves to go down in history alongside the 20th century’s deadliest dictators, an Indian lawmaker and former United Nations Under-Secretary General has said. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a member of parliament for the Congress Party, was speaking last week in London at the launch of his new book, Inglorious Empire, which delivers a sharp critique of British rule over India.