Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Villains Of The Millennium

Tamerlane (Timur):
Tamerlane's life (c. 1336-1405) was spent conquering the inhabitants of Asia. A Turkik Mongol, his goal was to...

Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV):
On January 16, 1547, Ivan became the first czar of Russia, ruling until 1584....

Maximillien Robespierre
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Robespierre was the mastermind of the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), the dark underside of the French Revolution.....

Joseph Stalin:
Totalitarian leader of the U.S.S.R. from 1929-53, Stalin crushed the Soviet peoples with his ...

Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung):
A despotic ideologue who controlled China from 1949-76, Mao subjected the Chinese

Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier:
Up to 60,000 Haitians died under the 1957-71 reign of Duvalier, and millions were ...

Nicolae Ceausescu:
Running a neo-Stalinist police state from 1967-89, Nicolae Ceausescu wound the iron ....

Idi Amin:
Brutally authoritarian president of Uganda from 1971-79, Idi Amin oversaw the torture and murder of an estimated 300,000 of his own people....

Pol Pot:
Radical Marxist leader of Cambodia from 1975-79, who butchered his own people. The four years of nightmarish....
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