Our world is a mixture of people with different personalities and attitudes. As a matter of fact, it is hardly any surprise that every human has 2 faces, the balmy side and the seedy side like the two sides of a coin. You cannot predict the character of a person looking at the appearance since looks can be deceptive.
It would be great if the world is filled with only the good so that everything would fall into place. There would be no confusion or chaos with people living a good and happy life one that is full of good. But this would be impossible if there are leaders ruling the world, people who are selfish and cruel.
In a country where people do not think about their country men, there people will suffer from hunger and poverty. There are in fact evil people, sadists who love to see people starve and suffer. To make it to this list, the bad guy has to be evil personified.
His heart has to be black, void of any good and his soul worthy of eternal hell. Some one who thinks about only himself and his accomplishments. The following are the top 6 most evil people in history who ever set foot on this planet.
Most Evil People In History
6. Oliver Cromwell:
Ireland’s Cromwellian conquest beginning in 1649 and ending in 1653 denotes the re-conquest by the English of Ireland led by Cromwell during the 3 Kingdom War. The impact of these wars was 250,000 civilian casualties from conquest-related famine and disease and 25,000 Irish being taken as captives.
Oliver Cromwell considered all Catholics were heretics thus the invasion of Ireland was a crusade from his point of view. The misunderstanding caused by Cromwell’s settlement was a strong source of Ireland uniting as nation and opposing the English starting from the 17th century.
Cromwell passed away in the year 1658 and was much despised that in the year 1661 his body was exhumed and given an official execution. His dead body was hung on chains and later dismembered with the remains disposed off in a pit. His head was put up on display on a stake out side West Minister Abbey for the next 20 years.
5. Jiang Qing:
Jiang Qing, the spouse of Mao Tse Tung, dictator of communist China, by the use of smart manipulation somehow managed to attain the highest rank of power inside communist party. It is strongly believed that Jiang Qing was the primary driving factor behind the Chinese cultural revolution during which period Jiang Qing was the deputy dictator.
During the Chinese cultural revolution, the majority of economic activity was stopped and innumerable ancient books, paintings, antiques, artifacts and buildings were wiped out by the Chinese Army. The ten years of the Chinese cultural revolution also negatively impacted the education system to such an extent that it ceased to exist. Many scholars were imprisoned.
Thousands of Chinese had their human rights annulled during this revolution. Thousands more were forcibly relocated. Death toll estimates of civilians and army personnel from different Western and Eastern sources stood at 525,000 in the years of turmoil from 1967 to 1970. Few estimates are placed as high as 4 million deaths with 40 million being tortured.
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4. Pol Pot:
Pol Pot had been the Cambodian premier and the leader of Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1980 with being the de facto leader from 1975. During his reign, Pol Pot imposed an extremely skewed communism called the agrarian communism in city residents were re-located to the country side to work in forced labor projects and farms.
The collective impact of poor medical care, malnutrition, executions and slave labour has been calculated to have taken the life of around 3 million Cambodians, roughly one-fourth of the total population. His rule achieved notorious reputation for targeting intellectuals and enemies of state for trial less execution.
The soldiers of Khmer Rouge conducted mass executions at sites called the killing fields. Those who were executed were buried at shallow mass graves. To conserve ammunition, executions were conducted utilizing spades, axe handles, hammers or sharpened bamboo stalks.
3. Heinrich Himmler:
Heinrich Himmler was the principal planner of Nazi holocaust and ultimate solution and widely believed to be the most prolific mass murderer in the world, although that dubious distinction really goes to Josef Stalin considering the number of people exterminated.
The Nazi holocaust might not have occurred if Heinrich Himmler had been taken out of the picture. He tried to create an exclusive breed of Aryans or the Nordics. His outrageous plan for racial purity was frustrated by Adolf Hitler’s hasty and desperate military decisions rather than letting his generals plan things out ending World War 2 prematurely.
Heinrich Himmler was caught after the war. He desperately tried to negotiate with the West without success and was taken aback when treated as a war criminal upon arrest. Himmler committed suicide swallowing 1 cyanide capsule which he had kept hidden in a coat.
2. Adolf Hitler:
Adolf Hitler had been appointed as Chancellor Germany in the year 1933 and became the Fuhrer in the year 1934 until his suicide in the year 1945. By the close of World War 2, Adolf Hitler’s policies of territorial conquest and racial domination had brought death and destruction to countless people including the Jewish genocide of close to 6 million Jews during the Nazi holocaust.
In April 1945 after intense combat, when Soviet troops reached within a block of the Reich’s Chancellery, Adolf Hitler committed suicide biting into a cyanide capsule while simultaneously shooting himself. Adolf Hitler ranks over Heinrich Himmler owing to the fact that it was within his authority to stop Himmler’s deadly policies from being implemented.
1. Josef Stalin:
Josef Stalin or just Stalin as he was called was the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s General Secretary from the year 1922 till his death in the year 1953. Under Josef Stalin’s leader ship, Soviet Union underwent a devastating famine so grave that it had been considered to be an act of genocide by Stalin’s government.
Number estimates of the final death toll ranges from 3 to 10 million. The famine was caused by direct administrative and political policies. Besides the famine, Stalin ordered cleansing within the then Soviet Union of anybody deemed to be an enemy of state. The final estimate of the number murdered during Stalin’s reign ranges from 12 to 60 million.
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