5 Of The Worst Dictators In History!


A dictatorship is a political system where one ruler rules the land and people usually by oppression, force and intimidation. Essentially only the few people at the very top benefit.

In this list we’ll be showing you 5 of the worst dictators in history.


A country ruled by a dictator
A military dictatorship

The state of being, or being ruled by, a dictator.
The dictatorship of Franco lasted for nearly 40 years.

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7 sep 2023

When Russia invaded Ukraine last year, the myth of its military capabilities in the European theatre – still potent thanks to mental images of Red Army tanks storming across Eastern Europe in the dying days of World War Two – was shattered overnight.

But we should not have been so surprised. For years, Russia has distorted its history, contorted it so profoundly, that we, just like millions of ordinary Russians, can no longer measure modern Russia according to the most important metric: reality.

In this episode of Defence in Depth, Francis Dearnley, The Telegraph’s Assistant Comment Editor, examines three of the most significant corruptions of historical truth frequently proclaimed in Putin’s Russia, and their implications.

1 Een dag uit het leven van een dictator: Joseph Stalin

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22 sep. 2022

“Once he decided to gain absolute power, he would never give it up,” says Alexandre Allilouiev, nephew of Joseph Stalin. “He was a monster.” To achieve his goals, Stalin began to remake the vast empire in his own image, including the extermination of all those who dared to resist or refused to adhere to his ideology. The film follows Stalin’s activities on 24 November 1938 – a crucial day that triggered the end of his Great Purge.

“Als hij eenmaal besloot de absolute macht te verwerven, zou hij die nooit meer opgeven”, zegt Alexandre Allilouiev, neef van Joseph Stalin. “Hij was een monster.” Om zijn doelen te bereiken, begon Stalin het enorme rijk opnieuw naar zijn eigen beeld te brengen, waaronder de uitroeiing van al diegenen die zich durfden te verzetten of weigerden zich aan zijn ideologie te houden. De film volgt de activiteiten van Stalin op 24 november 1938 – een cruciale dag die het einde van zijn Grote Zuivering in gang zette.

2 Joseph Stalin Explained In 25 Minutes | Best Stalin Documentary

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1 nov. 2021

Joseph Stalin would rise from humble beginnings to become the leader of the Soviet Union, one of the world’s largest superpowers, being unafraid to sacrifice anything or anyone to achieve power. His political opponents would be shot, his own citizens would be hunted down by the secret police, and millions would be sentenced to backbreaking work in Gulag labour camps.

It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Between 1930 and 1952, over 26 million people had been shot, imprisoned, or subjected to internal exile, an average of over 1 million per year. Tens of millions more would be arrested without charge, evicted from their homes, or forced to work on dangerous projects, with it being estimated that at least 60 million people had been subjected to some form of repression during Stalin’s rule. But despite this, many Soviet citizens would remain devoted to their leader. The state produced an endless stream of propaganda, portraying Stalin as a hero and a father figure. Paintings, songs and statues were all commissioned by the dictator, with several towns and cities being named after him. Official history books would distort events beyond recognition, and he would go as far as to doctor historical photographs, removing his political rivals from important events in Soviet history.

Hero or tyrant, a great moderniser or a ruthless killer, there can be no doubt that Stalin was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, whose legacy has shaped the world as we know it today.

What are the key points of the legacy of Stalin

The legacy of Joseph Stalin, the former Soviet Union’s leader, is complex and multifaceted. Here are some key points:

  1. Industrialization: Stalin’s policies aimed to rapidly industrialize the Soviet Union, which led to significant economic growth and modernization. However, this came at a great cost, as millions of people were forced to work in harsh conditions and many died due to overwork, starvation, or other causes.

  2. Collectivization: Stalin implemented policies to collectivize agriculture, which led to the consolidation of small farms into larger state-run farms. This move was intended to increase agricultural productivity and boost the economy, but it resulted in widespread famine and the deaths of millions of people.

  3. Purges and repression: Stalin’s regime was characterized by political repression, with many people being arrested, tortured, and executed. The Great Purge of the late 1930s, in particular, saw the arrest and execution of hundreds of thousands of people, including many high-ranking officials.

  4. World War II: Stalin’s leadership during World War II is widely credited with helping the Soviet Union to defeat Nazi Germany. However, this victory came at a huge cost in terms of human lives and infrastructure.

  5. Cult of personality: Stalin cultivated a cult of personality around himself, with propaganda portraying him as a wise and benevolent leader. This cult of personality continued after his death and contributed to a mythologizing of his legacy.

Overall, Stalin’s legacy is one of industrialization, collectivization, repression, and propaganda. While he is credited with modernizing the Soviet Union and leading the country to victory in World War II, his brutal policies and actions led to the deaths of millions of people and left a lasting impact on the country and its people.

3 Stalin: Britain’s Unlikely Hero Of World War Two? | 1941 & The Man Of Steel | Timeline

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Presented by Professor David Reynolds. Historian Professor David Reynolds reassesses Stalin’s role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which he argues was ultimately more critical for British survival than ‘Our Finest Hour’ in the Battle of Britain itself.

4 How Stalin Shaped The Struggle Between Germany and Russia | Man Of Steel | Timeline

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Presented by Professor David Reynolds. Historian Professor David Reynolds reassesses Stalin’s role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which he argues was ultimately more critical for British survival than ‘Our Finest Hour’ in the Battle of Britain itself.

5 Stalin’s Daughter – Escaping the Shadow | Full Historical Documentary

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In the midst of the Cold War, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva, flees by way of India to the USA, the capitalist archenemy. In the US, Svetlana Alliluyeva soon becomes a media star. Yet, she can never escape her father’s bloody shadow.

6 Apocalypse: Stalin | EP 1

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In June 1941, Hitler throws himself into a fight to the death against Stalin; in 1917, Joseph Jughashvili is a member of Lenin’s Bolshevik Party, who has just seized power in Russia, launching the country into civil war.

7 The Rise And Fall Of The Nazis | Germany’s Fatal Attraction | Timeline

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8 Eternal Life for Joseph Stalin – Searching for the Truth | History | Documentary 2022 | Soviet Union

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25 jun 2022

Who conducted historical experiments to prolong the life of the Soviet leadership of the Kremlin – find out in the documentary 2022 on the Searching for the Truth historical channel.

The sudden death of Lenin worried the Bolsheviks, who did not want to repeat his fate and leave for a better world due to premature aging. Soviet clinics and research institutes received a special task – to find a means of eternal youth for homo sovieticus at any cost. The main customer was Comrade Stalin, who wanted to hold on to power with all his might. Why did one of the doctors-experimenters get the name Red Dracula? Which of the higher ranks used the methods of rejuvenation? Watch sensational details of the history of the Soviet Union on the Searching for the Truth show.

9 Joseph Stalin – Dictator | Mini Bio | BIO

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Born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party, becoming a Soviet dictator upon Vladimir Lenin’s death. Stalin forced rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agricultural land, resulting in millions dying from famine while others were sent to camps. His Red Army helped defeat Nazi Germany during WWII.

10 Joseph Stalin: The Red Terror

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20 million Soviet Citizens died at his hand. For a quarter of a century, he ruled his huge Empire with a ruthless iron fist. Terror was his modus operandi – while he was alive, no one, not even his closest family members, were safe. Yet, at his passing he was mourned as the savior of his people

11 Stalin, de rode tiran – Volledige documentaire

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In première gegaan op 16 dec 2022 RUSSIE
Op 9 maart 1953 werd Stalin begraven in Moskou voor een miljoen mensen. Een begrafenis die een echte halfgod waardig is. Ultieme paradox voor de man die nu wordt beschouwd als een van de meest verschrikkelijke criminelen in de geschiedenis van de 20e eeuw. Omdat in 30 jaar van absolute heerschappij “de kleine vader van de volkeren” de dood van meer dan 20 miljoen mensen heeft veroorzaakt… Drager van een mooi ideaal, heel snel vergeten, hij verplettert zonder scrupules al degenen die hem tegenstaan, ” zelfs in gedachten”.

Regie: Yvan Demeulandre, Mathieu Schwartz, Serge de Sampigny
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Premiered 16 Dec 2022 RUSSIA
On 9 March 1953, Stalin was buried in Moscow in front of a million people. A funeral worthy of a true demigod. Ultimate paradox for the man now regarded as one of the most terrible criminals in the history of the 20th century. Because in 30 years of absolute rule “the little father of nations” caused the deaths of more than 20 million people Bearer of a beautiful ideal, very quickly forgotten, he unscrupulously crushes all those who oppose him, ” even in thought”.

Directed by: Yvan Demeulandre, Mathieu Schwartz, Serge de Sampigny
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12 Stalin-Truman, het begin van de koude oorlog

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In première gegaan op 2 sep 2022

Dit is het verhaal van een confrontatie tussen de twee machtigste mannen ter wereld gedurende acht jaar: Stalin, de leider van de Sovjet-Unie, en Truman, de president van de Verenigde Staten. Deze confrontatie hield de wereld in spanning en leidde hen naar de koude oorlog.
Toen Truman in het voorjaar van 1945 aan de macht kwam, terwijl de Tweede Wereldoorlog nog steeds niet voorbij was, waren de Verenigde Staten en de Sovjet-Unie bondgenoten en vochten ze samen tegen nazi-Duitsland. Maar toen Hitler eenmaal was verslagen, kwamen de tegenstellingen en ambities die tijdens het conflict waren weggenomen, weer naar boven. Over een paar maanden bevriezen de posities en staan de twee blokken onverzoenlijk tegenover elkaar… Dit is het begin van de koude oorlog.

Deze film vertelt over deze cruciale periode in onze geschiedenis. Een periode van hoge spanning, terwijl de Verenigde Staten en de USSR atoomwapens verwierven. Tot de dood van Stalin in 1953 volgden crises elkaar op. Dankzij vrijgegeven archieven, de uitzonderlijke getuigenissen van voormalige spionnen en de kleinzoon van president Truman, herbeleven we het verhaal van binnenuit en begrijpen we hoe de verschrikkelijke spiraal van de Koude Oorlog tot stand kwam.

Aflevering 1: Jalta, de schemering van de reuzen https://youtu.be/0C0zBPSyzAE
Aflevering 2: Truman-Stalin: De dageraad van de Koude Oorlog

Een film geschreven en geregisseerd door Émilie Lançon
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13 Shocking Secrets of Comrade Stalin – Searching for the Truth | History | Documentary | Soviet Union

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29 okt 2022

Discover the mysteries of Joseph Stalin’s life and death that will amaze you – watch in the documentary on the Searching for the Truth historical channel.

The bloodthirsty and powerful leader of the Soviet Union could have died at an early age, had it not been for a happy accident. Then the world would have never known about him. But Joseph Dzhugashvili survived and soon changed his identity to hide his shocking past for the sake of a political career. What was Joseph Stalin’s youth like? Who was his first love? Why did he give up the priesthood and join the revolutionaries? Watch sensational details of the history of the Soviet Union on the Searching for the Truth show.

Also do not miss the facts about Stalin’s doubles and the amazing experiments of Soviet scientists who were looking for the secret of eternal youth for the leader. Discover the secrets of the Soviet leader’s biography – watch a compilation of documentaries about Joseph Stalin on the Searching for the Truth channel.

14 Joseph Stalin: The Only Man Hitler Feared

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28 sep 2022

Joseph Stalin: The Only Man Hitler Feared

Joseph Stalin, the self-christened ‘Man of Steel’, has been hailed as a saint and a sinner, a Communist and a Fascist, as a hero of the people and as ‘the most evil man in history’.

Born into abuse and poverty, permanently-disabled at the age of twelve, and arrested and exiled no fewer than six times by the age of thirty-five, somehow this diminutive poet from Georgia rose to the position of supreme leader of one of the most powerful empires in all of human history: the Soviet Union.

But who was this man that so altered the path of history? What was his life like? How did someone from his background ascend to such heights? And is his legacy as the most evil man in history justified? Let’s find out.

Thanks For Watching: Joseph Stalin – The Most Evil Man in History

0:00 Intro
1:00 Little Soso: Stalin’s Early Life
2:46 Koba: A Teenage Marxist
4:55 Arrests and Exile: Stalin’s Militant Years as Underground Revolutionary
7:00 Russian Revolution Roulette: Backing the Right Faction
10:25 Wild Card: Stalin as a Military Hero in the Russian Civil War
12:41 Death of a Father: Lenin’s Death and the Consolidation of Power
15:00 Paranoia and Politics: The Erratic Policies of Uncle Joe
17:28 The Great Terror: Stalin Becomes ‘The Most Evil Man in History’
21:16 WWII: Time’s 1942 “Man of the Year”
24:05 Death and Legacy: Villain & Hero, Communist & Facist, Saint & Sinner

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How Stalin Shaped The Struggle Between Germany and Russia | Man Of Steel | Timeline

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Presented by Professor David Reynolds. Historian Professor David Reynolds reassesses Stalin’s role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which he argues was ultimately more critical for British survival than ‘Our Finest Hour’ in the Battle of Britain itself.

Stalin’s Final Speech 1952 [Subtitled]

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Full video of Josef Stalin’s final public speech – delivered at the XIXth Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR on 14 October 1952. Visit: scottwpalmer.com/stalinism

15 Death of Stalin – The Cold War DOCUMENTARY

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Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with a video on the death of Stalin and the struggle in its aftermath, as his underlings fought a bloody battle for authority over the USSR

16 Evolution of Evil: The Story of Joseph Stalin and Hideki Tojo

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5 feb 2021

This Episode of Evolution of Evil show the stories behind Joseph Stalin and Hideki Tojo.

For 30 years Joseph Stalin “the man of steel” ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Czarist Russian Empire, he became a gangster and then a revolutionary. He was part of the original Bolshevik leadership team, but when Vladimir Lenin died he took his chance to grab the top spot. His quest for absolute power transformed his nation, but at a brutal cost.

Hideki Tojo was made Prime Minister of Japan in 1941, he gave the order to bomb Pearl Harbor, followed by a swift invasion of South East Asia. Tojo approved many further extreme acts of brutality, with no battlefield experience he ran a disastrous campaign in which he lost nearly a third of his men. With the fall of the island of Saipan in 1944, his career was finished.

17 Stalin’s Buffoon Khrushchev – Searching for the Truth | History | Documentary 2022 | Soviet Union

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16 jul 2022

Watch the documentary 2022 on the Searching for the Truth historical channel and find out the story of the life and revenge of Nikita Khrushchev, who outsmarted the head of the NKVD Beria and became the next leader of the Soviet Union after Joseph Stalin.

After Lenin’s death, his henchmen, led by Trotsky, created an opposition against Joseph Stalin, who took over as master of the Kremlin. As a result, Comrade Stalin carried out party purges and was looking for young and dedicated performers who would fulfill his every whim. Nadezhda, Stalin’s secret wife, introduced her husband to the aspiring Nikita Khrushchev. But this Ukrainian was far from being simple.

In this episode of the Searching for the Truth historical show you will find out at what cost Nikita Khrushchev rose through the ranks of the party. How did the Kremlin buffoon, whom everyone underestimated, take revenge on Stalin and Beria? Watch sensational details of the history of the Soviet Union on the Searching for the Truth historical show.

18 History of Fake Stalins – Searching for the Truth | History | Documentary 2022 | Soviet Union

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18 jun 2022
The mystery of the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is revealed – watch the documentary 2022 on the Searching for the Truth historical channel.

Testimonies from Stalin’s bodyguards and an analysis of Soviet video chronicles show that the Kremlin’s master had doubles. In this episode, you will see a criminalist analyze different photographs of Joseph Stalin to see if they really show the same person. The Kremlin created a real theatrical production, and the audience was the top officials and foreign ambassadors. Who was the main director and who trained the leader’s doubles? Who was actually buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis? Find out the secrets of the history of the Soviet Union – watch the historical show Searching for the Truth on our YouTube channel!

19 Attempts on the Lives of Soviet Leaders – Searching for the Truth | History | Top Dictators | USSR

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20 The Private Life of Joseph Stalin (full documentary)

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From “Monster: A Portrait of Stalin in Blood” (5 part mini-series) 1991 Executive producer: Alexander Ivankin International producer: Maya Toidze

21 Why France Offered Their Pilots To Stalin | Stalin’s French Fighters | Timeline

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28 jun 2017

In 1942, determined to prove that France was leading the fight against Nazism, General de Gaulle offered Stalin a squadron of French pilots to fight on the Soviet front. That regiment, known as Normandy-Niémen, were legendary, winning 273 aerial victories. But the men paid a heavy price. 43 pilots were killed during combat.

Using archives, reconstructions and 3D animations, we tell the heroic story of the French pilots who fought with the red star painted on their planes.

22 Joseph Stalin – Communism’s Man of Steel Documentary

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23 How Stalin’s NKVD Spies Took Down Trotsky | Secrets Of War | Timeline

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The Kremlin operatives who were loyal to one man… a paranoid dictator who spied as intensely on his Allies as he did on his enemies. Features exclusive interviews with former NKVD intelligence officers and other eyewitnesses to the most ruthless dictator of the 20th century.

24 What Were Stalin’s 5-Year Plans? AP Euro Bit by Bit #41

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2 apr 2016 AP Euro Bit by Bit

The early years of Joseph Stalin’s leadership of the Soviet Union saw enormous changes from the years of Lenin. A major change was in the economic policy of the communist party. Stalin moved away from the New Economic Policy and created a series of five-year plans aimed at modernizing the Soviet Union to match its western counterparts. There were some extremely nasty parts to the effort, and this is the story of how his plans worked out.

25 The Men Who Dominated The World | Titans Of The 20th Century | Timeline

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Lenin dies in 1924 and up steps Josef Stalin; FDR is Secretary of the U.S. Navy; Hitler ends the war in a military hospital; Churchill struggles to resume a political career. The first of the titans to emerge grabs power – Benito Mussolini.

26 The Broken Promise That Doomed The World To War | Impossible Peace | Timeline

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When WW2 became inevitable. While all of Czechoslovakia is annexed, the curtain goes up on what will become the world’s first truly global and total war.

27 Hitler Vs Stalin: The Secret Betrayal That Doomed Nazi Germany | Warlords | War Stories

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5 feb 2023

Explore the complex and ever-changing relationship between Hitler and Stalin during World War II. From their initial cooperation to Hitler’s largest military blunder, Operation Barbarossa. This video delves into the power struggle between the two dictators and how their actions shaped the course of the war. With extensive research and analysis, this video provides a comprehensive examination of the relationship between Hitler and Stalin during one of the most defining moments in history

War Stories is your one stop shop for all things military history. From Waterloo to Verdun, we’ll be bringing you only the best documentaries and stories from history’s most engaging and dramatic conflicts.

00:00 Introdutcion
04:35 HH Promo
05:11 Stalin and Hitler

28 How Stalin starved Ukraine

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25 mrt 2022

It was a genocide that Russia continues to cover up to this day

In Ukraine, it’s become known as “the Holodomor,” meaning “death by starvation.” It was a genocide carried out by a dictator who wanted to keep Ukraine under his control and who would do anything to keep it covered up for decades.

In the 1930s, Soviet leaders under Joseph Stalin engineered a famine that killed millions as they sought to consolidate agricultural power. In Ukraine, they used additional force as they sought to clamp down on a burgeoning Ukrainian national identity. There, at least 4 million died. As hunger spread among residents, Stalin spearheaded a disinformation campaign to hide the truth from other Soviet citizens and the world. So many Ukrainians died that officials had to send people to resettle the area, setting off demographic shifts that last to this day.

29 Laser Burn Prank

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Little boy with powerful laser gun burns the pants of a man in a mall. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!

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