25 Outrageous Facts And Stories Crazy Dictators Don’t Want You To Know

We have a love-hate relationship with dictators. That sounds bad, right? We should have a hate-hate relationship. Why would we ever love them? Well, the truth is that the truth is complex. Quite often dictatorships are preferred to the most readily available alternative…anarchy. Why? Well, dictators enforce rules. Try stealing something in an authoritarian country. You’ll literally lose your hand…or your head. Of course, the people living in dictatorships are also many times brainwashed. North Koreans, for example, genuinely believe that their leader is the envy of every country in the world because he stands up to the evil United States. Furthermore, it’s not just regular people that can seem to be so unreasonable. Quite often it is the governments of free western countries that end up favoring brutal dictators over democratically elected leaders. Why? If the dictator gives you what you want, then that’s a good deal, right? Besides, it’s easier to control a dictatorship. You don’t have to deal with those pesky votes, elections, and referendums. Having said all of that, dictators are terrible. Although benevolent dictatorship has been argued to be the best form of government, that is like relying on communism to boost your economy. Nice in theory, terrible in practice. These are 225 Outrageous Facts And Stories Crazy Dictators Don’t Want You To Know!

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Saddam Hussein used "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston as his campaign song

Saddam Hussein used "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston as his campaign songSource: mentalfloss.com, Image: wikipedia
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The official title of Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda was "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.”

The official title of Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda was "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.”Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeni, and Joseph Stalin were all the TIME Person of the Year at one point

Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeni, and Joseph Stalin were all the TIME Person of the Year at one pointSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Kim Jong-nam was Kim Jong Il's oldest son and the heir to the North Korean leader...until he got caught trying to enter Japan with a fake passport so that he could go to Disneyland

Kim Jong-nam was Kim Jong Il's oldest son and the heir to the North Korean leader...until he got caught trying to enter Japan with a fake passport so that he could go to DisneylandSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Although Joseph Stalin was depicted as "physically massive", he was actually quite small. President Truman even referred him to as a "little squirt" after their first meeting

Although Joseph Stalin was depicted as "physically massive", he was actually quite small. President Truman even referred him to as a "little squirt" after their first meetingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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