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The 25 Worst People Ever

While there are a lot of people we could have included on this list, we were limited to only 25 slots. In many cases our decision was seemingly made for us due to the heinous nature of the individuals crimes. Moreover, there seemed to be a general consensus about what constitutes badness in a human. People like Hitler and Stalin are always on these types of lists (yes, they are on ours as well). The real challenge came, however, in determining who was the worst among the worst. Many times the individual’s infamy has become immortalized in legend, even to the point of rewriting history. So, we acknowledge the subjective and controversial nature of such a task and we encourage you to leave your own opinions in the comments below. At any rate, we present to you our list of the 25 worst people ever:

15

Jim Jones

15

The leader of the People’s Temple, a cult that was forced to relocate from San Fransisco to the jungles of Guyana where he managed to convinced over 900 of its members to kill themselves with cyanide. That’s the largest loss of American civilian life in one event prior to 9/11.

14

Saddam Hussein

14

For over twenty years Saddam served as the President of Iraq instituting genocidal campaigns against the Kurds, Shabaks, Yazidis, Assyrians, and Mandeans. What’s more, he seemed to have an impulsive desire to randomly invade neighboring countries and when things didn’t go his way he would just take out his frustration on his own people…with poison gas.


13

Leopold II of Belgium

13

Its impressive that from such a small country could come such a colossal tyrant. Deciding that his country wasn’t big enough Leopold did what any leader would do and went to Africa…to start his own. In what is present day Democratic Republic of the Congo, he managed to enslave, torture, and kill over 3 million people just so he could sell some ivory.

12

Osama bin Laden

12

As the face of modern terrorism and the founder of al-Qaeda he lived a good portion of his life with a $25 million dollar bounty placed on his head by the FBI. In spite of that, he managed to evade capture for the better part of three presidential administrations before tasting American steel.


11

Mao Zedong

11

“Revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. ”Well said Mao…exactly why we made sure to reserve an extra spot on our list.

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