Posted on 31 December 2010.
While some of these dictators got what they wanted by literally torturing the masses, others were dignified and tolerant of the different cultures and religions.
1. Porfirio Diaz
Porfirio Diaz’s presidency went on for about 20 years and he single-handedly managed to annihilate the Mexican economy. He headed the Government in the country and gained complete control over the authorities. The Mexican revolution was kick-started when this dictator was re-elected for a second term.
2. Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro was Cuba’s prime minister in 1959 and became the president soon after. He was successful in what he did and was not as ruthless as the rest mentioned in this list. His record is quite clean and he was a good leader.
3. Chairman Mao
Mao Tse-tung headed the People’s Republic of China for a long time till his reigned ended in 1976. His philosophy was created keeping the elements of both Marxism and communism in mind. He believed that the peasants should be liberated and he spread his ideas through the country with the help of well-designed campaigns. He managed to gain control over all of China except Taiwan. However, Mao was quite ruthless when it came to dealing with the enemy.
4. Idi Amin
This Ugandan dictator controlled this small nation and was the self-proclaimed president of the nation. He replaced certain laws with military law and ran the country on martial law practices. Thousands were murdered during his regime and dozens of villages were wiped out quite frequently. Amin had some unique quirks and a short fuse.
5. Vladmir Lennin
Lenin started off as a lawyer and later started publishing pieces laced with Socialist literature. He was against the World War and did not like the fact that the working class had no choice but to fight. Elements of Marxism and communism can be seen in his policies and his body is at display at a certain mausoleum.