The battle line between good and evil runs through every manContentsHere are 5 most vicious dictators of the world and their soft sides that you never knew about.1. Adolf Hitler – Vicious Dictators Of The World2. Joseph Stalin – Vicious Dictators Of The World3. Idi Amin – Vicious Dictators Of The World4. Pol Pot – Vicious Dictators Of The World5. Muammar Gaddafi – Vicious Dictators Of The World
Pure evil does not exist in the human world. Nothing is black and white. Everything constitutes different shades of grey. Although some of them happen to be more on the dark side than others, that does not mean that they don’t have other colors inside of them.
Here are 5 most vicious dictators of the world and their soft sides that you never knew about.
1. Adolf Hitler – Vicious Dictators Of The World
He is one of the few people in the world who requires no introduction. He is known as the evilest man in modern history who rose to power in 1930s Germany. Responsible for the greatest atrocities in human history, he had ordered systematic racially based murder of six million Jewish men, women, and children. That’s a dictatorship on a whole new level.
Although the world can never forgive him for what he did, there’s no doubt that he also had another side to his personality. He was a painter but got rejected from art school. He didn’t drink and largely avoided eating meat. An animal lover at heart, he disproved cosmetics that contained animal by-products. He was against smoking and had promoted various anti-smoking campaigns across Germany.
2. Joseph Stalin – Vicious Dictators Of The World
He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) from 1924 to 1953. During his reign, USSR transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower. Considered one of the evilest men of the 20th century, millions of his citizens died during his rule. Terror dominated his power among people.
Even though he is known as a selfish and paranoid mass murderer, he is a true cinephile. He considered himself to be a true movie expert and Russia’s premier film critic. Moreover, he had a poetic soul and had written romantic poems when he was young.
3. Idi Amin – Vicious Dictators Of The World
Also known as ‘Butcher of Uganda,‘ approximately half a million Ugandans were killed and tortured at his hand. He had expelled all Asians from Uganda, leading the country into serious political and economic turmoil.
Although he almost enjoyed killing people, he had an enjoyable social life. He was a great fan of football. He enjoyed rides in open-roof vehicles driving around town, all by himself, chatting with people on the street. He also loved partying. It is quite tough to imagine how he could be such a party boy on one side and the person who killed millions on the other.
4. Pol Pot – Vicious Dictators Of The World
Being a communist leader of Cambodia, he had envisioned a country that would be equal by any means. He thought of sending people from the cities to the farms and those from farms to the city to achieve this. He did not get the results he expected. As a result, he resorted to punishment and deprived people of their right to education, medication, and nutrition. About 2.5 million people who did not follow his ideals were executed.
However, before becoming a ruler, Pol Pot taught at a university and was beloved by his students. They thought of him as a kind man. In those days, he spoke about kindness, and in respect of revolution, he believed that one needed to put himself in the poor people’s shoes to be successful. But along the way, he became the monster that he sought to destroy.
5. Muammar Gaddafi – Vicious Dictators Of The World
The Late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for 42 years. According to critics, the Libyan people lived in a climate of fear under Gaddafi’s administration due to his government’s pervasive surveillance of civilians. Western commentators typically described Gaddafi’s Libya as a police state.
Opponents were critical of Libya’s human rights abuses; according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) and others, hundreds of arrested political opponents often failed to receive a fair trial and were sometimes subjected to torture or extrajudicial execution.
Gaddafi was a family man. He loved his wife and his ten children, out of which eight were biological, and two were adopted. He did introduce a lot of reforms in his country. Some of them include free electricity, and low petrol price (around 0.14$ per liter).
It is important to state that our objective is not to defend these people but to show that every person has two sides sometimes, one more prominent than the other.
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