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Shocking Secrets Of The World's Worst Dictators.



Ruling a country really puts you in the limelight. Here are secrets that these famous dictators tried very hard to hide.

Colonel Gaddafi

Colonel Gaddafi

Like most dictators he was a leader who would meet with his people. But secretly Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya was extremely afraid of a revolt.

Underneath his home he constructed miles of tunnels leading to places so that he could come and go without being seen. This underground network included a TV station and a private hospital. Even those who guarded him did not know exactly where on the property he lived.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Author Norman Ohler recently released the book ‘Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.’ It provides a new facet to our understanding of the Third Reich and its all-consuming reliance on drugs. Cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamines were consumed by everyone from factory workers to Hitler himself.

Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il

The former dictator of North Korea was actually a well known film buff. In an effort to improve Korean cinema he kidnapped a prominent South Korean director and his actress ex-wife.

He gave the couple access to his collection of over 15,000 titles and required that they watch 4/day and review them in the hopes that they can create a masterpiece thereby winning North Korea international acclaim. This attempt failed and in a year the couple escaped his clutches.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Though Lenin certainly helped in Stalin’s rise to the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1922, he developed doubts about him. Between December 1922 and January 1923, Lenin dictated ‘Lenin’s Testament’, in which he discussed the personal qualities of his comrades – including Stalin. He recommended that Stalin is removed from the position, deeming him ill-suited for the position.

Saparmurat Niyazov

 Saparmurat Niyazov

With a name like that Niyazov was determined to make sure that everyone liked his name. Not only did he give himself an over-the-top title ‘Turkmenbashi’ (meaning ‘head of the Turkmen), but he also renamed a town after himself. He did the same with schools, airports, the month of January, and even a meteorite.

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

In the 90s, Mugabe set out to regain control of land that was occupied by white farmers since the colonial era. He encouraged white farmers to sell to people who were willing to buy, however, this process proved too slow.

Mugabe took matters into his own hands, confiscated lands owned by white farmers and straight up gave them to black Zimbabweans. These Black men had never had land in their lives and had no clue how to farm. The result was that between 1999-2009, food production in the country fell by nearly half, unemployment rose to 80%, and life expectancy plummeted.

Uday Hussein

Uday Hussein

Uday Hussein was the eldest son of Saddam Hussein and for the people he was the succesor of his father. He had a “habit” of dating the prettiest girls he could find and then executing them when we grew tired of the relationship. He also committed murder at a function in Egypt in front of the horrified guests.



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