Top 10 Craziest Dictators dictators of all time

A dictator is a ruler who wields absolute authority, with that authority comes the ability to do whatever you want and that sometimes leads to some seriously crazy and often frightening behavior.

It will not be a surprise that Kim Jong-Il, dictator of North Korea, is on the list. After he came to power in 1980 a personality cult built around him by the government being hailed in the media as the  “fearless leader”, in 1992 this changed to “Dear Father” which can be seen as a promotion.

In a 2011 news story, The Sun reported “Kim Jong-il was obsessed with Elvis Presley. His mansion was crammed with his idol’s records and his collection of 20,000 Hollywood movies included Presley’s titles — along with Rambo and Godzilla. He even copied the King’s Vegas-era look of giant shades, jumpsuits and bouffant hairstyle. It was reported in 2003 that Kim Jong-il had a huge porn film collection.”

This is just one of the 10 craziest dictators that Alltime10s selected:

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Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.