The Most Evil Men in History
Men are capable of doing terrible things, and in what follows you will get to see the top ten most evil men. They have done lots of killing, and they have caused the deaths of millions of people. This list is however based on the deeds they did, and on the gruesome actions they performed.
Attila the Hun
He was the Khan of the Huns from 434 until 453 when he died. The Hunic Empire was very large as it stretched from Germany to the Ural River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. He was its ruler, and he is remembered for the acts of cruelty he did while he was the leader of that empire. In 441 he managed to invade the Roman Empire with success and because of that he moved on towards the West killing everything that he encountered. His death was not too great, as he chocked with his own blood during his wedding night because of internal bleeding.
He was the leader of the revolution in France that caused the death of the king without a trial. He was also the leader of the ten month post-revolutionary period in which lots of mass executions were performed. It has been estimated that about 40,000 people have been killed during those ten months. 80 percent of those people killed were peasants and workers, and it has been discovered that they were murdered for made up reasons.
He was the leader of Iran between 1979 and 1989. During those ten years he implemented the Sharia Law, which is basically a dress code addressed both to the men and to the women. The dress code was enforced by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and other Islamic groups, and those who did not obey the rules, suffered harshly because of it. The year 1988 was known for the massacre of the prisoners of the country, as more than 30,000 political activists were killed in that year, being accused of conspiracy against the country. He died of cancer in 1989, at the age of 86.
He was the president of Uganda and an army officer. He took the power in 1971, by removing Milton Obote from the lead. He is known for the fact that he often violated the human rights, that he made persecutions based on the ethnicity, and so on. It is estimated that he killed between 80,000 and 500,000 people. In 1972 he expulsed 80,000 Asians out of the country, because they did not had a Ugandan citizenship. He was eventually overthrown but he did not felt remorse for what he did.
He was the king of Belgium from 1865-1909. He created the Congo Free State with the aid of the financial support from the government. The Congo Free State was created with the purpose of extracting ivory and rubber from Congo. As you can imagine, the people from Congo were used as laborers, and because of the harsh conditions, approximately 3 million of them died. The area of the Congo Free State was 76 times larger than Belgium, and the project became the biggest international scandals of the turn of the century.
He was the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, and during these three years he imposed an extreme agrarian communism. Basically all the people from the city were forced to move to the country side in order to work in collective farms. About one third of the population died during the process, as more than 2 million people died because of the poor conditions and because of exhaustion. The Khmer Rouge, whose leader he was, killed thousands of people under the false accusations of conspiracy against the country. The people were killed with axes, hammers, and spades because they considered ammunition to be too expensive.
Ivan IV of Russia
Ivan the Terrible, as he is also known was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547. He was the first person who received the title of Tsar. He thought that the people from Novgorod wanted to flee to Poland, so he tortured and killed about 1000 people from that city each day. He beat his daughter in law who was pregnant causing her to have a miscarriage, and when his son confronted him about it, he killed his son too.
He is also known as Vlad III of Romania, or Vlad the Impaler. He was the Prince of Wallachia three times between 1448 and 1476, and he is known for his severe punishments. His favorite execution method was the impalement, but he had other preferred methods as well, such as nails to the head, blinding, strangulation, skinning, exposure to the animals, and so on. It is said that he killed ten thousand people by impalement in 1460 alone. In case you did not know, the character Dracula was inspired by him.
He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 to 1953, the year when he died. He caused the Holodomor, which was a process of starving the people from Ukraine, by taking political and administrative decisions. It is estimated that between 10 million and 60 million people died while he controlled the power. As of 2008, Holodomor was considered an act of genocide.
He was the Führer of Germany between 1934 and 1945 when he killed himself. Tens of millions of people died because of it, over six millions Jews being killed in the labor camps he created during the period which is known as the Holocaust. He is the man who started the Second World War, causing destruction upon the entire Europe, destroying so many lives. The atrocities from the labor camps are unimaginable, the stories of the people who have survived them being very hard to believe. He killed himself on 30 April 1945, as he knew that he will be captured.