Joseph Stalin, Russia (1878-1953): Stroke
Why He Was A Douche: The man who turned the Soviet Union from a backward country into a world superpower at unimaginable human cost.
Benito Mussolini, Italy (1883-1945): Summarily executed by communists; body hung upside-down and pummeled with rocks.
Adolf Hitler, Germany (1889-1945): Suicide
Why He Was A Douche: launched World War Two and bears responsibility for the deaths of millions, including six million Jewish people in the Nazi genocide
Francisco Franco, Spain (1892-1975): Declining health and Parkinson’s Disease
Why He Was A Douche: Franco successfully suppressed the revolution on behalf of the government, killing between 5,000 and 10,000 in a brutal crackdown.
Mao Zedong, China (1893-1976): Declining health; possibly Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Why He Was A Douche: convinced of his own academic brilliance- forced insane, untested work and farming practices upon the Chinese people causing the deaths of up to 72 millions of innocent peasants – making Mao the single greatest mass murderer in human history.
Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Haiti (1907-1971): Diabetes and heart disease
Why He Was A Douche: Duvalier organized a resistance and was elected president in 1957. He remained in power for 14 years. He operated a regime of terror, causing nearly 30,000 deaths.
Kim Il-Sung, North Korea (1912-1994): Heart attack
Why He Was A Douche: About three million killed in the Korean War. Between 600,000 and one million North Koreans needlessly starved to death due to the economic legacy of Kim’s regime.
Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania (1918-1989): Executed by firing squad after a show trial
Why He Was A Douche: An estimated 5,000 killed during the 1989 revolution that ousted Ceausescu. Possibly thousands of deaths per year during the 1980s from deprivations caused by an unnecessary austerity program. Tens of thousands more lives ruined during Ceausescu’s reign.
Idi Amin, Uganda (1925-2003): Kidney failure
Why He Was A Douche: Ruthless dictator whose rise to power was facilitated by the British colonial authorities, he went on to devastate Uganda
Saddam Hussein, Iraq (1937-2006): Found guilty of crimes against humanity and hanged
Why He Was A Douche: ruthless dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003.
Moammar Gaddafi, Libya (1942-2011): Captured, beaten and killed by rebel fighters
Why He Was A Douche: Gadhafi, 69, ruled Libya with an iron fist for almost 42 years. He seized control of the country in Sept., 1969 in a bloodless coup when he was just 27 years old. The then young and dashing army captain and his small band of military officers overthrew the monarch King Idris, setting up a new Libyan Arab Republic that over the years became increasingly isolated from the rest of the world.
Kim Jong-Il, North Korea (1941 or 1942-2011): Heart attack
Why He Was A Douche: the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved