Dictators (how to recognize them)


By Chance Kelsey, chancellorfiles.com  

One of the ways to recognize a political dictator is by the clothes he wears. Often in third world and second world countries the dictator will wear a military uniform. The clothes a person wears reveals something about their personality, as well as the shoes they wear. I am talking about the style clothes you wear out in public most of the time. I not really talking about the name brand of your clothes, but the style and the image that you project based upon the way you are dressed. If you see a man in a business suit five days out of the week well that tells you something about him or the type of job he is working. Even certain jobs demand that you dress a certain way to project an image. The way a woman dress reveals something about her also. Gang members even have a way of dressing that often informs society that they are gang members.

Personality also goes along with the way you dress. A priest wears his religious garments, a police officer, Doctor, Judge, nurse, fire fighter, etc all have a style of clothing that goes along with their career. Therefore, the military uniform is the official style of clothing for a dictator. An anti democracy personality, an authoritarian attitude, frequent injustices, propensity for violence against the citizens, corruption, sexual misconduct, unjustifiable executions, a feeling of superiority, extreme anger, and incompetence are just some of the many defects these dictators share.

Here are a list of dictators who wore military uniforms.

  Idi Amin former dictator of Uganda

Born: c. 1924
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: August16, 2003
Location of death: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Military dictator who ruled the African country of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, whose reign was characterized as "a reign of terror laced with buffoonery", who is said to have murdered up to 500,000 of his real and imagined enemies, whose actions in business sent the country into economic chaos, who called Hitler a hero, who named himself Dada or "Big Daddy" and declared himself "president for life", but who was overthrown by the Tanzanian troops in 1979, only to be exiled into a life of luxury in Saudi Arabia, died August 15 in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia of kidney failure at age 80.

 Mao Zedong

Born: December 26, 1893 — Birthplace: Xiang Tan (Shao Shan), Hunan, China
Died: September 9, 1976
Location of death: Beijing, China 

Mao was the leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Millions of Chinese people died of starvation under mao’s dictatorship.   




 Josef Stalin

Born: December 18, 1878
Birthplace: Gori, Georgia
Died: March 5, 1953
Location of death: Moscow, Russia
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Mummified, Moscow, Russia

Stalin was general secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Despite his formal position being originally without significant influence, and his office being nominally but one of several Central Committee Secretariats, Stalin’s increasing control of the Party from 1928 onwards led to his becoming the de facto party leader and the dictator of his country; a position which enabled him to take full control of the Soviet Union and its people.

 Adolf Hitler

Born: April 20, 1889
Birthplace: Braunau-am-Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945
Location of death: Fuehrerbunker, Berlin, Germany
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated, In a box in a state museum, Moscow, Russia

 He  was the leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Germain Workers Party. He was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and "Führer" in 1934, remaining in power until his suicide in 1945.


 Yasser Arafat  (Arafat’s birth name was Mohammed Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini)

(محمد عبد الرؤوف القدوة الحسيني )

Born: August 24, 1929
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: November 10, 2004
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and President of the Palestinian National Authority.[2] In 1994, Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres, for the negotiation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord.[3] Arafat has been widely recognized for leading the Fatah organization, which he founded sometime in 1958-1959.

 Augusto Pinochet

(Full name Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte)

Born: November 25, 1915
Birthplace:  Valparaiso, Chile
Died: December 10, 2006
Location of death: Santiago, Chile
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
was President of Chile from 1974 to 1990. His rule instituted broad economic reforms and a severe and highly controversial campaign against the leftist political parties, as well as human rights abuses against civilians.

   Francisco Franco

Born: December 4, 1882
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: November 20, 1975
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos 

He was a dictator that headed and later formally became head of state of Spain from October 1936, and of all of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975.


  Pol Pot

(real name Saloth Sar)

Born: May 19, 1925
Birthplace: Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thum, Cambodia
Died: April 15, 1998
Location of death: Anlong Veng, Cambodia
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated
He was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia (It was officially renamed the Democratic Kampuchea during his rule) from 1976 to 1979, having been de facto leader since mid-1975.



Saddam Hussein

Born: April 28, 1937
Birthplace: Ouja, near Tikrit, Iraq
Died: December 30, 2006
Location of death: Baghdad, Iraq
Cause of death: Execution

Dictator of Iraq who killed many Iraqis, kurds, and shites during his brutal reign. He controlled the country through military and secret police forces. He was executed in Iraq by the Iraqi government for some of the civilian deaths that occured during his regime (Saddam gave orders to have civilians killed).  

  1. Thanks!I’m keeping an eye on the crossing guard near my child’s school, she’s at least 60 with gray hair but she looks suspicious.

  2. Chance

    Always be alert!!!

  3. Dharma

    “In 1994, Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres, for the negotiation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord”

    Hmmmmmmmm…. doesnt this kinda rule him out of the Dictator club?

  4. Chance

    Dharma Wrote:
    Friday, December 7, 2007 at 4:12 am –
    “In 1994, Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres, for the negotiation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord”

    Hmmmmmmmm…. doesnt this kinda rule him out of the Dictator club?

    But as time went on he became more of a dictator the way he ran things, and also it is his military uniform that I was focused on too. He was a type of dictator but not as brutal as Saddam and others, and that is because many of the the palestinian people liked him.

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