Killers of the 20th Century

This is a personal selection of killers from the 20th Century. The facts are as accurate as could be determined from credible sources available on the internet and elsewhere. The interpretation is entirely personal. It always is.

Featured killers

Idi Amin
Country: Uganda
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Ion Antonescu
Country: Romania
Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
Country: Japan, China
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Hafez al-Assad
Country: Syria
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Théoneste Bagosora
Country: Rwanda
Bhopal industrial incident
Country: India
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Nicolae Ceausescu
Country: Romania
Kill tally: 5,000 to 10,000
François Duvalier
Country: Haiti
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Francisco Franco
Country: Spain
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Joseph Goebbels
Country: Germany
Hermann Göring
Country: Germany
Heinrich Himmler
Country: Germany
Adolf Hitler
Country: Germany
Elie Hobeika
Country: Lebanon
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Enver Hoxha
Country: Albania
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Shiro Ishii
Country: Japan, China
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Radovan Karadzic
Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Kim Il Sung
Country: North Korea
King Léopold II of Belgium
Country: Belgium, Congo Free State
Mao Tse-Tung
Country: China
Ferdinand Marcos
Country: Philippines
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Josef Mengele
Country: Germany
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Slobodan Milosevic
Country: Serbia
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Ratko Mladic
Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Benito Mussolini
Country: Italy
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Ne Win
Country: Burma (now Myanmar)
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Ante Pavelic
Country: Croatia
Augusto Pinochet
Country: Chile
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Pol Pot
Country: Cambodia
Efraín Ríos Montt
Country: Guatemala
Kill tally: 50,000 to 100,000
Saddam Hussein
Country: Iraq
Anastasio Somoza
Country: Nicaragua
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Joseph Stalin
Country: Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR - Soviet Union)
Suharto
Country: Indonesia
Ismail Enver Pasha
Country: Turkey (the heartland of the former Ottoman Empire)
Tojo Hideki
Country: Japan
Rafael Trujillo
Country: Dominican Republic
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
United States presidents and their advisers
Country: United States
Jorge Rafael Videla
Country: Argentina
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan
Country: Pakistan