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“Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.” – Joseph Stalin

“You cannot run faster than a bullet.” – Idi Amin

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Zedong

Yup, there have been some pretty ruthless, horrific dictators. Democracy isn’t a perfect system, sure, but when you look at the violent insanity of these dictators, it sure seems like a solid option. Here are some facts about history’s most infamous dictators.


55. Dictator Breath.

Chairman Mao didn’t believe in dental hygiene. He refused to brush his teeth, insisting that the tea he swished around his mouth would do the trick. His logic?

“A tiger never brushes his teeth. Why are a tiger’s teeth so sharp?”

Brilliant. Mao’s teeth were so covered in plaque that one person described them as coated with green paint. His gums were so infected that they oozed pus.

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54. Flatulent Führer.

Hitler farted a lot. He had extreme gastrointestinal issues and constantly had to let it rip. This startling butt-powered revelation came from Hitler’s medical records.

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53. Horny Like Bull.

To boost his libido, Hitler would inject himself with bull semen.

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52. Keeping it in the Family

Hitler spent an inordinate amount of time with his niece, Geli Raubal, and there were rumors that their relationship might have been sexual.

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51. Wrong Side of History. Twice.

The grandson of the lady who created Hitler’s bunker made Saddam Hussein’s bunker.

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