They say that it takes compassion for humanity, love for country, and a strong pursuit of justice and mercy to become a strong and respected leader of the masses.
Every once in a while, however, there are those politicians or generals that decide to do things their own way. These cold-blooded dictators do not care for the value of life as much as they do achieving their selfish motives of domination, power, and immortality.
This info-graphic shows worldwide dictators ordered by the number of killings, with one drop equalling one million killed.
Mao Zedong claims the infamous title as the dictator that has killed the most people, having directly or indirectly led to 78 million deaths.
Mao is followed by Stalin and then Hitler on the list. Let’s hope the likes of these monsters never come around again.
* Disclaimer : Thanks to our reader that outsmarted us and was kind enough to let us know there is a mistake in this infographic, we can now correct a really important fact.
Turkey as a country exists since 1923, before that region the info-graphic refers to was known as an Ottoman Empire. Also, İsmail Enver Pasha wasn’t a dictator, he was a general in Ottoman army and a leader of the 1908 Young Turk Revolution.