It is incredible what power can do to some wicked people, and how many things they are capable of doing in order to preserve it. Their remarkable hateful actions made these people some names that will never be forgotten or even forgiven.
Today we are going to talk about 10 of the most hated and evil people in world history.
10. Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
We start with the beginning of history, even back then there were bad people, even worse than the ones we know today since there were fewer rules about morals and human rights. Genghis Khan was the leader of Mongolia and emperor of China, which he accomplished by his violent actions. He and his troop killed more than 60 million people in the cruelest ways, like pouring melted metal into their eyes, and he even murdered his little brother after an irrelevant discussion. Some historians believe that he and his army would drink the blood of his horses, rather than water, and it is still a mystery of what happened to him.
9. Vlad The Impaler (1431-1476/77)
The real-life Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, was a sadistic man who reigned a monarchy in Romania for almost 15 years. His cruel actions included impaling stakes to people from behind that would come out of their mouth, hence the nickname, along with mutilating women and cooking their flesh. He forced women to eat their children and husbands, and his victims could have the bad luck of surviving impaled for days, while others have instant cruel death.
8.Kim Il-sung (1912-1994)
Unfortunately, Kim Il-sung wasn’t the last dictator of North Korea. Sung started the Korean war and forced people under his power to praise him like a good while they were treated like slaves, otherwise, they would be tortured and killed. He was just the beginning of the awful situation in North Korea that kept on after he left his son, Jong-Il in charge, and later he left his own son Jong-Un in power, all three accountable for millions of daily deaths.
7. Osama Bin Laden (1957-2011)
The founder of al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, was the head of the September 11 attack that happened 20 years ago. Still, this wasn’t his only bomb attack, he was wanted “dead or alive” for almost two decades because of his constant terrorist attacks all over the world that caused millions of victims. Because of his actions, the War on Terror began, until he was killed by U.S Army forces in 2011.
6. Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
One of the most famous names regarding communism, Mao Zedong made his own approaches to this socioeconomic current, creating Maoism. He is known for founding the People’s Republic of China. When he got to power in the early 50s, a purge of intellectuals and wealthy people began in the country. Zedong promised the people of China to turn the nation into a superpower, but he turned it into a constant hunt and killing that caused more than 30 million deaths due to torture, executions, and starvation instead.
5. Idi Amin (1952-2003)
This man got control of Uganda after he promised peace and prosperity to the country, but he rather got the nickname “The Butcher of Uganda”. Idi Amin managed to torture and killed half a million people through the 70s decade. He often fed crocodiles with alive people, along with keeping their heads and limbs in a fridge to later eat them. He also, like all dictators, was arrogant, he was always giving himself titles that anyone would dare to reproach.
4. Saddam Hussein (1937-2006)
Saddam Hussein was known for ordering horrible tortures from 1979 to 2003 during his dictator days in Iraq. His conscience didn’t exist when it came to maintaining his power, so the country was terrified of his mass killings by chemical attacks and other inhuman ways that he would order to film to watch later. He was responsible for some wars like the First Gulf War and others, which made him one of the most wanted people in the world until he was publicly hanged in 2006.
3. Pol Pot (1925-1998)
The next man on this list is Pol Pot, also known as the leader of the Khmer Rogue that caused a Cambodian genocide. He only reigned for about four years but that was enough to be responsible for killing a quarter of Cambodia’s population, including women and babies. Murdering everyone wasn’t enough for Pot, he also enjoyed keeping the skulls of his victims. His revolutionary beliefs included exploiting the agricultural properties of the country, so he forced everyone to work on the field, along with using drab black clothing. Thankfully, the Vietnamese government put an end to his terror.
2. Joseph Stalin (1878-1953)
Joseph Stalin’s evil days started way before he became the dictator of the Soviet Union in 1922, since he used to be an assassin and a robber. Once he got to power, The Great Terror began, millions of people were publicly executed which created a lot of fear in the nation. You could be killed either you loved him or hated him and he promoted violence throughout the country for almost 30 years until he finally died in 1953.
1. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
There is no context when this name isn’t related to evil. Adolf Hitler was responsible for one of the worst things that happened in the world in contemporary history, the Holocaust and World War II, which are characterized by the hunt, torture, and genocide of millions of Jewish people in Europe, along with other minorities that were against his Nazi beliefs. He was the leader of all the Nazi movements, which left some other memorable names like Josef Mengele, and Heinrich Himmler who were full of racism, xenophobia, and hate as well.