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Believe it or not, there are some current dictators out there, who allegedly manipulate elections, silence the press, and stamp on civil liberties. Whether it’s someone like the president of the Phillippines Rodrigo Duterte, who calls himself a “dictator against evil,” Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, who’s been nicknamed “Europe’s last dictator,” or Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who’s been accused of unspeakable crimes and human rights violations, and these are some of the worst dictatorships in the world today. WatchMojo counts down ten of the worst dictators currently in power.

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#10: Rodrigo Duterte – Republic of the Philippines
#9: Alexander Lukashenko – Belarus
#8: Ilham Aliyev – Azerbaijan
#7: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – Equatorial Guinea
#6: Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe
#5: Isaias Afwerki – Eritrea
#4: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – Turkey
#3, #2 & #1???

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  1. #1 should have been the US President, whomever is in office. The US is the biggest terrorist country the world has ever known. We terrorize more countries and more people directly and indirectly than any other country. And yes, economic sanctions are an act of war. You also forgot to mention that the US openly or through covert CIA actions helped MOST of these dictators gain power.
    This entire thing was propaganda.
    Unsubscribed. Guessing I am not the only one. All you have left are sheeple who never ask questions, just want someone else to think for them.

  2. North Korea needs to nuke itself back into the 3rd world, stop playing games and grow some balls, FUCKING KILL PEOPLE YOU PUSSIES. You act like the big kid on the playground but you’re just asking for everyone to come and annihlate everything in and around you. “There’s no military solution to N.Korea” More like you’re bluffing so you can take as many people with you as you can when you self destruct and leave one of the biggest stains on human history possible.

  3. Well, let’s see…the evil dictators that I’m familiar with are the late Adolf Hitler and the current dictator Kim Jong-un. I have never heard of these other dictators. And by the way, I hate dictators!

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