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Saddam Hussein
Country: Iraq
Kill tally details: Over 1.5 million, including up to 340,000 Iraqi and 730,000 Iranian combatants killed during the Iran-Iraq War. An estimated 1,000 Kuwaiti nationals killed following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Up to 200,000 Iraqis killed during the First Gulf War. As many as 200,000 or more Iraqis killed as a consequence of the Second Gulf War. As many as 300,000 Iraqi dissidents, Shia Muslims and Kurds killed during Saddam's reign
Anastasio Somoza
Country: Nicaragua
Kill tally: 10,000 to 50,000
Kill tally details: No reliable figures, although an estimated 50,000 killed during the Nicaraguan "revolution", 120,000 exiled and 600,000 made homeless
Joseph Stalin
Country: Soviet Union
Kill tally details: Approximately 20 million, including up to 14.5 million needlessly starved to death. At least one million executed for political "offences". At least 9.5 million more deported, exiled or imprisoned in work camps, with many of the estimated five million sent to the Gulag Archipelago never returning alive. Other estimates place the number of deported at 28 million, including 18 million sent to the Gulag
Suharto
Country: Indonesia
Kill tally details: Up to two million killed following an alleged coup attempt in 1965 (most reports estimate the number at around 500,000). Over 250,000 deaths following the invasion of Timor-Leste (East Timor) in 1975. Thousands more killed in various Indonesian provinces