10 Most violent Dictators Throughout History

Ismail Enver Pasha

Of the many leaders that have killed in the search for power, possibly Ismail Enver Pasha was one of the most bizarre. He was the leader of the Young Turk Revolution and became more dominant as he led the Ottoman Empire in World War I and the Balkan Wars. But notwithstanding his participation on the battlefield, he was still very poor at leading an army as he lost fight after fight. What’s even worse is that he exterminated over 1.5 million Armenians and over 1 million people of distinct races just to recompense for his shameful loss in Sarikamish.

Omar al-Bashir

As President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir was the leader that settled the end of the Sudanese Civil War by presenting into what the Sudan People’s Liberation Army was demanding. Although what he did was deemed fair and good, the agreement quickly led to wars in Darfur that professed the lives of about 400,000 people due to destruction and hunger.

Pol Pot

As the communist ruler of Cambodia, Pol Pot envisioned a country that would be balanced by any means. So he considered transferring city people to the farms and the farm people to the city. As presumed, he did not get the results he needed, so he then resorted to executing people and seizing them of their right to schooling, medication, and nutrition. He even killed about 2.5 million who were not supporting his ideals.