Many Presidents have ruled over nations since time began but not all Presidents had the hearts of a good leader. Certain iconic leaders in history used their position to oppress and cause harm to their people.

Below, you will be enlightened on certain historic personalities who used their presidency as a means of destruction.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin - Facts, Quotes & World War II - Biography

Joseph Stalin was a Georgian Revolutionary and Soviet Politician who ruled the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his demise in 1953. He was a bloodthirsty leader that fought many wars and played a key role in world war II that caused the lives of many soldiers and civilians.

4. Benito Mussolini

Mussolini loses grip on Italy, archive 1943 | World news | The Guardian

Benito Mussolini was an Italian journalist and politician who later became the prime minister of Italy. He was born on July 29, 1883, and was murdered on April 28 1945 after Italy was defeated in world war II. He was known to be a dictator and lover of cold wars.

3. Idi Amin

Idi Amin – Beyond the Single Story

Idi Amin Dada Oumee was a Uganda officer who served as Prime minister of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He was popularly known by many as the ‘Butcher’ of Uganda. Idi Amin is considered to me one of the evilest presidents ever known in history. He was born in May 1925 and passed away in August 6 2003.

2. Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein - Death, Policies & Family - Biography

Saddam Hussein an Iraqi politician and later became the 6 presidents of Iraq from July 16 1979 to April 9, 2006. Saddam was responsible for many civil wars in Iraq and Kuwait. He was sentenced to death by hanging after he plotted to strike nuclear war.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler | Biography, Rise to Power, & Facts | Britannica

Adolf Hitler was a German politician and former soldier. Hitler founded the Nazis regime. He was solely responsibly for WWII after he invaded Poland. Hitler was born in 1889 and died on April 30 1945.