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IN People ON 13 Feb, 2016
Dictators were those who has the power to rule a country, that means the life of the people of that country was in the hands of those rulers. They should be very responsible and not some crazy and insane human. But there were some dictators in the world who were actually crazy enough to think that are God.
There is a saying that says, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" and this saying fits perfectly on these dictators. These dictators imposed their eccentricities on the country and its people.
These dictators ignored all the problems of their country such as poverty and killing opponents. They just remained cruel and were later on believed to be crazy.
So let's see who were they and what exactly they did with their people.
Rafael Trujillo was dictator of the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1938 and again from 1942 to 1952. He was the man who used to think that he is God. He once appointed his daughter as the queen and his 3-year-old son as the colonel in an event. He even campaigned for his wife to award her with Noble prize even though she was illiterate.
Idi Amin was the dictator of Uganda from 1971-1979. He was a cruel man who fed the dissidents of his regime to his pet crocodiles. He banned Asians from Uganda because an Asian girl refused to marry him. He claimed that he was the king of Scotland and hence wrote the love letters to Queen Elizabeth. He fled to Libya and then to Saudi Arab where he died in 2003.
Nicolae Ceausescu was the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965-1989. He called himself "The Genius Of The Carpathians". He demanded that scientists should include his wife's name in their research even though she was illiterate. He built a palace so huge that today's Romanian Parliament can only use 30% of it. He met his end when he and his wife were overthrown and executed by revolutionaries.
President For Life Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier was dictator of Haiti from 1957-1971. He once chose Clement Barbot as the leader of the Parliamentary group due to his heart problems. Later on, he accused Barbot of trying to take power from him. He was succeded by his son who was called as 'Baby Doc'.
Niyazov was the president for Life of Turkmenistan from 1990-2006. He is most famous for naming months after himself. He demanded that his book should be given an equal status as Quran and everyone should learn it by heart to keep their job and even get a driver's license. He also demanded his pictures in the currency.
Jammeh has been the dictator of the Gambia since 1994 and claims to have mystical powers. His official title is "His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh Nasir Deen". He once claimed to have the cure for AIDS/HIV. He said that Gambia is is one of the oldest and biggest countries in Africa that was reduced to a small snake by the British government who sold all our lands to the French.
Mobutu was the president of Zaire. He made a law that TV in Zaire cannot mention anybody's name other than his. He banned leopard print hats from Zaire, except from his. He jailed anyone who did not have an African name. He was overthrown on May 16, 1997 and died on September 7, 1997, of Prostate Cancer, in Morocco.
Francisco Macias Nguema was President of Equatorial Guinea from 1968-1979. His reign was over after he was thrown out by his nephew who is the current dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema. He closed down all the hospitals in favour of his Witch Doctor Ancestry. He also changed the motto of the country to "There is no other god than Nguema". He killed the head of the national bank and hid all the money in his house. He was replaced by a slightly less cranky and evil dictator.
Kim Jong was the dictator of North Korea and came into power in 1998. He travels with his pleasure squad that includes a group of beautiful women. Kim is praised as the 'Creator of the Universe'. He had two South Korean directors kidnapped to kick-start North Korea's film industry by forcing them to make a remake of Godzilla, only Communist. He claims that North Korea is a paradise and everyone lives a happy life but, in reality, everyone is regularly tortured here and they work on a collective farm.
Muammar Qaddafi is the dictator of the Libya from 1969 to present. He claims that Libya is run by a direct democracy. He blames Osama Bin Laden and drugs for the Libyan civil war in 2011 and also claimed once that he conquered the U.S.A. He banned Italians from Libya and also despises Switzerland. He once called Barak Obama "My Son". These are the craziest and cruelest dictators that the world has ever come across. Hope you enjoyed it.
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