Appalling Facts About Ruthless Leaders From History

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There has been no shortage of bad, ruthless or simply inept leaders throughout history. From insane monarchs to power-hungry Roman emperors, many rulers had reigns that were damaging to their lands and people.

Whether these leaders were crazy, incompetent or just downright evil is a matter for some debate. In this article, we break down some of the worst leaders our world has ever known and the terrible acts they committed.