They say – if you want to see true nature of a man, give him power. Unfortunately, sometimes great power finishes in the hands of people who don’t deserve it.
Who is the most vicious rulers in human’s history? Is he Napoleon Bonaparte who kill thousands of people? Is he George W. Bush who misused his power and provoke war between several countries? Is he Idi Amin who deposed his opponent in politics and became another tyrant in his country? Is he Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin under whose regime millions of people lost their lives?
Being a ruler is not an easy job, and no one is perfect. Some withstood the test of time, but some were remembered for their atrocity towards people. It is an interesting lesson to review their behavior in history and study their mindsets. As time passes by, humans have worked out new political systems for election and tried very hard preventing such people from controlling the power of the nation.
Who, do you think, will be the next vicious ruler in future? It is a era of peace, so it may not be someone who actually provoke wars or kill thousands of people, but someone who understand how to manipulate people’s mind through mass media and influence millions of people’s lives through public policy under his “goodwill”. For example, Obama’s media
Anyway, here’s the list of top 10 world’s most vicious rulers in history, leaders who tortured and killed many of their own people and did whatever they pleased.
#10 Robert Mugabe
Mugabe was elected as the president of Zimbabwe in 1987, and those elections might have been the only one he won fair and square. He is known for rigging two elections during his helm and staying on his position in spite of popular demand to step down. Mugabe doesn’t care about human rights and for him, it is a normal thing to torture people who are opposing him. He is also known for putting muzzles over journalists to send a message that they should keep quiet, as well as torturing a huge number of people he labelled as trouble-makers.