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Effective Dictatorships  

A guide for Grade 10 students researching the question "What are the Features of Effective Dictatorships"?
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Dictators of the 20th and 21st Centuries

This list is for interest only - it is

not exhaustive.

1.                  Ne Win, Burma

2.                  Joseph Stalin, Soviet Union

3.                  Fidel Castro, Cuba

4.                  Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il, North Korea

5.                  Mao Zedong, China

6.                  Benito Mussolini, Italy

7.                  Hafez al-Assad, Syria

8.                  Saddam Hussein, Iraq

9.                  Augusto Pinochet, Chile

10.              Adolf Hitler, Germany

11.              Joseph Tito, Yugoslavia

12.              Matyas Rákosi, Hungary

13.              Qaddafi, Libya

14.              Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

15.              Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran

16.              Idi Amin, Uganda

17.              Yusaveri Museveni, Uganda

18.              T. Suharto, Indonesia

19.              Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

20.              Pol Pot, Cambodia

21.              Mobutu Sese Seko, Congo

22.              Joseph Kabila, Congo

23.              Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia and Yugoslavia

24.              Juan Peron, Argentina

25.              Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentina

26.              Francisco Franco, Spain

27.              Nicola Ceausescu, Romania

28.              Haile Selassie, Ethiopia

29.              Anastacio Somozo (Sr. or Jr.), Nicaragua

30.              Francois and Jean Claude Duvalier, Haiti

31.              Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines

32.              Omar al-Bashir, Sudan

33.              Charles Taylor, Liberia



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