A dictator is a ruler who wields absolute authority. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship. The word originated as the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to r...
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Saddam Hussein's Very Public Purge
Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Iraq in July 1979, Saddam Hussein convened a gathering of his Ba'ath Party leaders and publicly had 68 of them removed for alleged treason. Twenty-two of them...
Zimbabwe is free of Robert Mugabe, should the world celebrate?
Zimbabwe may be free of Robert Mugabe, who has been deposed in an apparent military coup, but the celebrations occurring in the country's capital will be short-lived. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who m...
American woman, 25, jailed for calling 93-year-old African dictator a 'sick man,' faces 20 years in prison
American woman, 25, jailed for calling 93-year-old African dictator a 'sick man,' faces 20 years in prison
Dictatorship: A Forbidden History (Part 1: Rome - Dictatorship and Iustitium)
Part of a series on the moral question of dictatorship. Click on the following link to view an e-book I wrote on the subject: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terrible-Beauty-Dictatorship-Colm-Gillis-ebook/dp/...
Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak released from prison
After nearly six years in custody, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed.
The best speech ever in court? Some say, yes!
Give me a chance... give me a chance... Give me a chance, don't cut me off. I'm not defending myself, I'm defending you...
Review: 'Debriefing the President' Tears Into the C.I.A.
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Fidel Castro, Cuba's leader of revolution, dies at 90 - BBC News
Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother Raul has announced. James Robbins looks back on his life. Please subscribe HERE http://bit....
Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90
Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90.
Sept 18,1960-Fidel Castro’s Wild New York Visit
During a two-week visit to address the United Nations in New York, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro stole headlines and courted controversy.
Chile Demonstrator's Defiant Stare Goes Viral
The defiant look in this young woman's eyes as she stared at an armored riot policeman prompted this photograph from Chile to go viral.
Cuba's Fidel Castro: Survivor turns 90
Fidel Castro has turned 90 after avoiding what Cuban officials say was more than 600 plots to kill him. Poison pills and an idea for a tainted dive suit all failed to bring him down.
Backlash in Cuba
Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down.
Mass Murderer Confesses on the Radio
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Roman dictator
In the Roman Republic, the dictator (“one who leads”), was an extraordinary magistrate (magistratus extraordinarius) with the absolute authority to perform tasks beyond the authority of the ordinary ...
Military dictatorship
A military dictatorship is a form of government different from civilian dictatorship for a number of reasons: theirmotivations for seizing power, the institutions through which they organize their rul...
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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎‎, ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd, [ʢæbˈdɑɫ.ɫɐ ben ˈʢæbdæl ʢæˈziːz ʔæːl sæˈʢuːd]; 1 August 1924 – 23 Januar...
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Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB (Hon) (Arabic: الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح born 16 June 1929) is the 15th Ruler and 5th Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Military of Kuwait. He was swor...
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Idi Amin
Idi Amin Dada (/ˈiːdi ɑːˈmiːn/; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, ser...
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Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (/ˈbrɛʒnɛf/; Russian: Леони́д Ильи́ч Бре́жнев; [lʲɪɐˈnʲid ɪˈlʲjitɕ ˈbrʲɛʐnʲɪf]; Ukrainian: Леоні́д Іллі́ч Бре́жнєв, 19 December 1906  – 10 November 1982) was the Ge...
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Fidel Castro
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz ([fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1...
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Nicolae Ceausescu
Nicolae Ceaușescu (/ˌniːkɔːˈlaɪ tʃaʊˈʃɛskuː/ NEE-kaw-LY chow-SHES-koo; [nikoˈla.e t͡ʃe̯a.uˈʃesku]; 26 January 1918 – 25 December 1989) was a Romanian Communist politician. He was General Secreta...
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Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Chiang Chung...
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François Duvalier
François Duvalier ([fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971), also known as ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He opposed a military coup d'état...
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Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco Bahamonde ([fɾanˈθisko ˈfɾaŋko βaˈmonde]; 4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general and the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Coming from a mi...
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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler ([ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ]; 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpart...
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Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in...
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Ayatollah Khomeini
Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini (Persian: روح‌الله خمینی‎, [ruːholˈlɑːhe χomeiˈniː], 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian religious leader, revolutionary, politician, and leader of the...
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