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Top 5 most brutal men in history

1.Josef Stalin

Stalin is a man that needs no introduction to majority of us,he was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Under Stalin’s leadership, the Ukraine suffered from a famine so great it is considered by many to be an act of genocide on the part of Stalin’s government. The famine was estimated to cause the death of about 2 to 6 million people.

The famine was caused by direct administrative and political decisions of Stalin's administration. Furthermore Stalin ordered executions within the soviet union of persons deemed enemies of his administration.The purge during his reign together with the famine estimates millions killed with the figure as high as 60 million people.

2.Ivan IV of Russia

Also know as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547. In 1570, Ivan was under the belief that the elite of the city in muscovy planned to defect to Poland, and led an army to stop them. Ivan’s soldiers built walls around the perimeter of the city in order to prevent the people of the city escaping. Between 500 and 1000 people were gathered every day by the troops, then tortured and killed in front of Ivan and his son. In 1581, Ivan beat his pregnant daughter-in-law for wearing immodest clothing, causing a miscarriage. His son, also named Ivan, upon learning of this, engaged in a heated argument with his father, which resulted in Ivan striking his son in the head with his pointed staff, causing his son’s (accidental) death.

3.Idi Amin Dada

Idi Amin was an army officer and president of Uganda. He took power in a military coup in January 1971, deposing Milton Obote. His rule was characterized by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extra judicial killings and the expulsion of Indians from Uganda. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is unknown; estimates range from 80,000 to 500,000. On August 4, 1972, Amin issued a decree ordering the expulsion of the 60,000 Asians who were not Ugandan citizens (most of them held British passports). This was later amended to include all 80,000 Asians, with the exception of professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Amin was eventually overthrown and until his death he never expressed remorse for the abuses of his regime.

4.Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II was King of Belgium from 1865-1909. With financial support from the government, Leopold created the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken to extract rubber and ivory in the Congo region of central Africa, which relied on forced labor and resulted in the deaths of approximately 3 million Congolese natives. The regime of the Congo Free State became one of the more infamous international scandals of the turn of the century. The area of land privately owned by the King was an area 76 times larger than Belgium, which he was free to rule as a personal domain through his private army.

Leopold’s soldiers tortured, maimed and slaughtered until at the turn of the century, the conscience of the Western world forced Belgium to halt on the atrocities.He's numerously been likened as a Caucasian Idi Amin of Belgium.

5.Adolf Hitler

This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning one of the most famous dictators in recent history.hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, until his suicide in 1945. By the end of the second world war, Hitler’s policies of territorial conquest and racial subjugation had brought death and destruction to tens of millions of people, including the genocide of some six million Jews in what is now known as the Holocaust.In 1945, after intense street-to-street combat, when Soviet troops were spotted within a block or two of the Reich Chancellory, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule.

There are many names left out of this list ...but I picked the 5 most famous ones... Notable missing mentions include: Kim II-Sung, Caligula,Vilad the impaler,Pol Pot of Japan etc....

Have a great day and enjoy the list.

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