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Apr 19th, 2010 at 19:28 GMT
Nice quiz! You could even add some more, like Pol Pot (Cambodia), that guy is somehow always left out.
Apr 19th, 2010 at 22:00 GMT
Yes, add more! I believe the limit for pictures is 25.
Apr 20th, 2010 at 04:19 GMT
Including the names of the countries kind of gives it away.
Apr 20th, 2010 at 12:39 GMT
hmm, for some reason the posters are cut off so i can't see 5, 10 or 14 :(
Apr 20th, 2010 at 22:20 GMT
Should Tojo be here? I know he was the Prime Minister and the most powerful military figure in Japan, but I don't think he was technically a dictator.
Apr 21st, 2010 at 04:55 GMT
Some more possibilities:
Nicolae Ceaucescu (Romania)
Idi Amin (Uganda)
Apr 21st, 2010 at 23:35 GMT
Accept "Kim" for Kim Il Sung.
Apr 29th, 2010 at 01:05 GMT
Here are some more potential additions: Muammar Qaddafi (Libya); Sani Abacha (Nigeria); Charles Taylor (Liberia); Efrain Rios Montt (Guatemala); Anastasio Somoza (Nicaragua); Reynaldo Bignone (Argentina); Alberto Fujimori (Peru); Ayatollah Khomeini (Iran); Shah Reza Pahlavi (Iran); Nikolai Romanov (Russia); Erich Honecker (East Germany); Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Central African Republic) ... I'm sure there are (sadly) many other candidates that other Sporcle users can suggest...
May 7th, 2010 at 19:12 GMT
Before I saw that the countries were given, I was about to be really mad, because there was no Pol Pot and Marcos looked like Ngo Dinh Diem for a moment...
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May 8th, 2010 at 07:13 GMT
what about Ho, Khrushchev, Mugabe, Nasser/Sadat/Mubarak, Bashir, and Obama? jk about the last one... for now!
May 11th, 2010 at 02:19 GMT
Tips on how to become a dictator 1. You must be an old man 2. You must have a mustache
May 13th, 2010 at 18:25 GMT
In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
May 17th, 2010 at 13:08 GMT
Fun concept, but country names make it a tad easy don't you think? Now one could almost do it without looking at the picture, because most of these countries have one dictator that is way more famous than the others, if even there are any others. 3/5, otherwise 4/5!
May 22nd, 2010 at 05:57 GMT
Tojo wasn't a dictator. Japan was ruled by Hirohito. After WWII he (Hirohito) ruled in name alone until his death, but Tojo never had control over Japan. He was a general and Prime Minister. He led the war effort in Japan, which is why people lump him in with Hitler and Mussolini and think of him as a dictator, but he needed Hirohito's blessing before he started anything.
Jun 10th, 2010 at 18:23 GMT
I think you ought to force in order. I got Mussolini when I was trying to remember Franco's name.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 02:26 GMT
Totally blanked on Tojo, but I agree with forced order. I got Pinochet when I saw Mussolini and only realized it was Mussolini later. Also, suggestions for a sequel. Why not have Pol Pot, Ayatollah Khameini, Ngo Dien Diem, Baby Doc, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, the Libyan one (Qaffi?), Mugabe, the Turkmenbashi, Ho Chi Minh, Trujillo, or some others? Good quiz!
Aug 11th, 2010 at 02:37 GMT
Are you 100% positive 11 isn't Hermann Goering????!!!!
Sep 6th, 2010 at 23:06 GMT
how about Manuel Noriega? and Julius Caesar (yes, he was a dictator)? remember, not all dictators are bad (noriega=bad, caesar=good, kinda). @DonnaBe I would say Romanov is not a dictator, since he was royalty. Dictators, by usual definition, are non-monarchs. Plus, the quiz is "famous" dictators, and unless you're an African history student, chances are you don't know most of those dictators.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 13:29 GMT
Well, I think Gaddafi, Taylor and Bokassa are pretty well-known, Honecker wasn't really a dictator. The GDR was a party dictatorship, not a personal dictatorship.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 23:04 GMT
@Milan-I think you can say that any Communist dictatorship is a party dictatorship. The GDR was a dictatorship. The countries made it quite easy. I knew about half by the picture alone. But I got the rest by knowing the country. I had trouble spelling Musslolini's nam, though.
Nov 16th, 2010 at 04:35 GMT
Where is Hitler?
Jan 9th, 2011 at 23:33 GMT
@gwukelic: it's at the extreme right (no pun intended). Seemingly you have the same problem as I, in quizzes with pictures the right edge of the image gets trimmed in my screen. Some people complained about the inclusion of the name of the country, but thanks to seeing Germany I could guess it (as the most obvious) even without seeing the picture.
Jan 31st, 2011 at 06:18 GMT
Please accept "Saddam"; "Hussein" was the surname of his sons, but his is a personal name followed by a patronymic.
Jun 3rd, 2011 at 08:41 GMT
I could have sworn #11 was Jimmy Hoffa.
Sep 5th, 2011 at 07:57 GMT
Maybe remove the country names as that could make it too easy. I was able to do it without looking at the pictures I just went - 'Hmm, a Russian Dictator - Stalin, a Spanish dictator - Franco'
May 11th, 2012 at 22:20 GMT
It's a shame Niyazov isn't famous enough to qualify. He changed the Turkmen word for 'bread' to his mom's name for Pete's sake!
May 12th, 2012 at 03:46 GMT
@Donnabee: Why would you call Tsar Nicholas Romanov II a dictator? He's a saint of the Russian Orthodox church...
May 14th, 2012 at 01:26 GMT
What no Enver Hoxha, come on. He was a great dictator. Ceaucescu too.
Feb 20th, 2013 at 23:20 GMT
Any absolute monarch is a dictator. As well as those who control or oversee largely impotent parliaments. Nicholas II is a dictator plain and simple, and a terrible leader apart from that. No legit historian cares what the Russian Orthodox Church has to say about it. In fact that Church is currently getting cozy with Putin, says quite a bit.
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