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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.
Caligula
Caesar
Cassius Chaerea
Claudius

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.
Alexander
Peter I
Ivan V
Ivan The Terrible

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.
Gorbachev
Lenin
Yeltsin
J. V. Stalin

Question 5:


He directed the systematic extermination of over 11 million people, mostly Jews, in a genocide now known as the Holocaust.
Napoleon
Stalin
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
Nicolae Ceaucescu
Benito Mussolini
George Papadopulos
Augusto Pinochet

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.
Francisco Franco
Antonio De Oliveira Salazar
Benito Mussolini
Turgut Ozal

Question 8:


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

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.
Alfredo Stroessner
Hugo Banzer
Jorge Rafael Videla
Nicolae Ceausescu

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.
Sitiveni Rabuka
Saddam Hussein
Hassanal Bolkiah
Ferdinand Marcos

 


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