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Top 6 most notoriously brutal leaders in the history

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The ruthless massacres, brutal expulsions, and unimaginable holocausts… these were ordered by dictators whose inhumaneness can only be described by “bloody thirst”.

Six such despots of humanity took away millions of innocent lives. Their historical record is not off their heroic deeds, but of their unprecedented cruelty.

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1. Pol Pot (Cambodia)

Born with the name Saloth Sar, Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the President of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, although he was already in power unofficially from 1975.

Pot made various camps and farms to imprison the people if they failed to follow his orders. During his time in power, he forced to build mass graves to bury people alive in the intend to save bullets.

Life in Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) was very hard and brutal. In some regions, people were arrested and executed for speaking foreign languages, wearing glasses, finding leftovers from trash cans, or even for mourning their loved ones who passed away. Fearing an uproar from businessmen and ex-officials, Khmer Rouge hunted and murdered them cold-blooded along with their whole families. Some of Khmer Rouge’s faithful followers were also killed on the grounds of not executing enough “rebels”.

Pol Pot was dethroned by Vietnamese in 1977 when he openly attacked the Vietnamese border. It is estimated that a quarter of Cambodia’s population was killed while Pol Pot was in power.

2. Kim Il-Sung (North Korea)

Kim Il-Sung was the leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) since its foundation in early 1948 and up to his death in 1994. In the summer of 1950, when the South was allies with the United States, Kim allied with Soviet Union and China and invaded the South. He wanted to unify the country under northern control, and hence initiated the Korean War. American and additional United Nations military forces got involved in the conflict, with casualties from all sides, including civilian deaths, eventually reaching 1.6 million.

Kim would take blood transfusions from men and women in their 20s and spend hours watching children playing in a bid to live to 100.

3. Hirohito (Japan)

Emperor Showa, better known by his personal name Hirohito, was the 124th Emperor of Japan and reigned from early 1926 till his death in 1989. He expanded the Imperial Japanese Army rapidly in the 1920s and 1930s and by 1937, he had a force of 300,000 men. He then changed its name from Imperial Japanese Army to Imperial Army.

In 1937, the second Sino-Japanese war saw an episode of mass murder and mass rape by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China. The massacre occurred over six weeks. This was a war crime, and is referred to as the Nanking Massacre.

In the following years Japan engaged in widespread battles against neighboring countries. Emperor Shōwa’s army massacred and murdered anyone and everything on its path. According to information from various sources, around 6 million people is estimated to have been killed under Hirohito’s rule.

4. Adolf Hitler (Germany)

Adolf Hitler, whose name is used as an adjective to any tyrant today, set up a national monopoly regime of Nazi Germany. He killed all his opposition parties and competitors. Hitler initiated World War II, during which he murdered approximately 6 million European Jewish people and some other ethnic, religious, and political groups. This was the holocaust.

In fighting with neighboring countries, Hitler ordered the death of countless soldiers and civilians. Especially in the attack against the Soviet Union in 1941 – 1942, the number of deaths were countless.

Even today, there’s not enough information on how many people actually were killed under Hitler’s dictatorship. However, based on various sources of information, it is estimated to about 17-20 million people, but this is of course an understatement.

5. Mao Zedong (China)

As the founder of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong ruled China from 1949 for 27 years. As an autocrat, he damaged traditional Chinese culture and was a perpetrator of systematic human rights abuses. He was responsible for an estimated 40 to 70 million deaths through starvation, forced labour and executions, ranking his tenure as the top incidence of democide in human history.

During the “Three Anti Campaign” (1951) and “Five Anti Campaign” (1952), more than 325,000 people were arrested and over 300 committed suicide or disappeared. In the subsequent suppression of the reactionaries, over 22,000 people were executed, and over 4,300 committed suicide.

The Cultural Revolution was formally launched on May 16, 1966 and lasted until 1976. This period was called the “Ten Year Catastrophe” even by the CCP itself. Statistics compiled from county annals show that 7.73 million people died during the Cultural Revolution.

The highest death toll was recorded during China’s Great Famine. The number of unnatural deaths from 1959 to 1961 is estimated at about 40 million. This is likely to be the world’s greatest famine in this century.

6. Jiang Zemin (China)

Jiang Zemin came to power unexpectedly as a ‘compromise candidate’ following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Under his leadership, China saw a painful period with series of purges and bloody massacres.

In Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, Jiang used military tanks to murder approximately 10,000 students to death and covered Tiananmen Square in blood. Ten years later, fearing the popularity of Falun Gong, Jiang unilaterally decided to persecute Falun Gong practitioners and ordered to wipe out Falun Gong by any means possible. The World Organization for Investigation of Persecution of Falun Gong has made public the conclusions of the investigation: “The Chinese Communist Party under the leadership of former leader Jiang Zemin has murdered more than 2 million Falun Gong practitioners to harvest their organs alive”. These organs are supplied to the world transplant market.

The whole world today is suing Jiang Zemin in the international court for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. These prosecutions have become the biggest international human rights lawsuits in the 21stcentury.

Source: TopAmazing Channel

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