A dictator is defined as a person who rules a country with absolute authority and often rules in a brutal manner. All throughout history, several dictators had stayed in their position for very long to hold supreme power. Often they used their power to force what they want even at the expense of human lives and properties.

May the people today acknowledge the sacrifices of the people who were subjected to the tyranny of these dictators. Likewise, may the world learn from the painful history of the past to avoid the rise of dictatorship.

Ismail Enver Pasha

Ismail Enver Pasha was the leader of the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars and World War I. However, he was always defeated during the war and, to cover his loss, he blamed the Armenians for his failures. Since he blamed the Armenians, he started the Armenian Genocide. The term genocide was first used to describe what Pasha leadership had done to the Armenians.

Pasha was responsible for 1.2 million deaths of Armenians, 350,000 Greek Pontians, 500,000 Assyrians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks.

He was killed on August 4th, 1922 after a surprised attack from his enemies.


Idi Amin

Idi Amin was the third President of Uganda. His rule was marked with brutality, human rights abuse and ethnic persecution. He was also even called as the “Butcher of Uganda”. His opponents were tortured and imprisoned before their deaths.

People were killed in brutal ways like cutting the limbs or the genitals or even flaying the humans alive. Experts believe that Amin was in charge for between 100,000 to 500,000 deaths. After his regime, he fled to Libya and then Saudi Arabia.

Amin had died in Saudi Arabia on August 16th, 2003.

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