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Notorious Dictators

written by: Sia
 
Too much centralized power can become dangerous. Especially when combined with an unhealthy ambition. In each question I will give you a hint about a famous dictator, you have to pick the name of the dictator from the multiple choices.

Question 1:


This Roman dictator proclaimed himself a god and built statues and temples to himself in Rome. He even ordered his statue to be placed in Jerusalem, so Jews can worship him.
Cassius Chaerea
Caesar
Claudius
Caligula

Question 2:


This Russian dictator was given the name "Grozniy" by his compatriots as he was an evil person. The number of his marriages is unknown, but it is stated that they are at least five. He killed his son in a fit of rage.
Peter I
Ivan V
Ivan The Terrible
Alexander

Question 3:


He was known for his terrorist tactics and cruel methods of punishing those he found guilty, especially by impalement, which gave him the nickname "Tepes", or "The Impaler".
Joseph Stalin
Nicolae Ceaucescu
Vlad Dracula
Todor Jivkov

Question 4:


This Russian dictator established the USSR as a modern economic and military power, able to repel Hitler's armies in World War II. However his reign was marked by terror and the deaths of millions of real and presumed opponents of his policies.
J. V. Stalin
Gorbachev
Yeltsin
Lenin

Question 5:


He directed the systematic extermination of over 11 million people, mostly Jews, in a genocide now known as the Holocaust.
Nikita Khrushchev
Napoleon
Stalin
Hitler

Question 6:


This person was expelled from the Socialist party on the grounds that he advocated Italy's involvement in the Great War. Following the war, he organized the Italian Fascist Party.
George Papadopulos
Augusto Pinochet
Benito Mussolini
Nicolae Ceaucescu

Question 7:


Under the rule of this fascist dictator all political parties and labor unions were banned. Books were burned, and dissenters were tortured and executed.
Turgut Ozal
Antonio De Oliveira Salazar
Benito Mussolini
Francisco Franco

Question 8:


He claimed that "Democracy is the breeding ground of Communism". That is why he ended Chile's 150-years of democracy.
Augusto Pinochet
Francisco Franco
Alfredo Stroessner
Joseph Stalin

Question 9:


This Romanian leader's economic policies were a disaster. He was also repressive and corrupt. He and his wife Elena were executed in 1989.
Jorge Rafael Videla
Nicolae Ceausescu
Alfredo Stroessner
Hugo Banzer

Question 10:


The name of this Iraqi dictator means "one who confronts". He saw himself as a social revolutionary and a modernizer, following the model of Nasser.
Saddam Hussein
Sitiveni Rabuka
Hassanal Bolkiah
Ferdinand Marcos

 


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