10 Most Evil Rulers in World History

The world has seen many evil and sadistic rulers in its history and these people have taken undue advantage of their powers to cause immense atrocities and excesses on people under their influence. Yet many of them have been able to go unpunished for their evil deeds.

Here is a list of 10 evil rulers in the history:

10. Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco

Spain saw one of its most terrifying rulers in the military dictator called Francisco Franco, who suppressed the country and its people in the 1940s. He was further despised after he got the title of the de facto regent of the kingdom of Spain.

9. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir

Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir

The next name in the list of top 10 most evil rulers in the world history is that of the Sudanese President, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir, who has been ruling the country since 1989. He is well known for the inhuman and serious war crimes carried out against the people of Darfur region of the country.

8. Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

One of the worst dictators that the world has ever seen is Robert Mugabe, who was the Zimbabwean President. In addition to torturing those who raised a voice against his oppression, Mugabe violated economic and human rights in the country, rigged elections and terrorized journalists during his regime.

7. Than Shwe

Than Shwe

General Than Shew is the despotic ruler of Burma since the year 1992. Known as one of the most cruel leaders in the world, he caught the eye of the world when he did not allow aid to reach to the poor victims of the Nargis cyclone which it the country.

6. Bashar Al-Assad

Bashar Al-Assad

Basher Al-Assad is the evil and cruel ruler of Syria and he is known for his violent and torturous treatment of his opponents at the hand of a secret police force called the Mukhabarat. He has even empowered the Army to use rockets and tanks against the civilians and the opposition leaders.

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