Longest-Serving 20th Century Rulers

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Can you name the countries that these long-serving non-royal rulers have led during the 20th century?

Updated Oct 18, 2015

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LeaderCountryYears in office
Fidel Castro1959 - 2011 - 52 years
Kim Il-Sung1948 - 1994 - 45 years
Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal1940 - 1984 - 44 years
Muammar Gaddafi1969 - 2011 - 42 years
Omar Bongo1967 - 2009 - 41 years
Enver Hoxha1944 - 1985 - 40 years
Paul Biya1975 - present - 40 years
Francisco Franco1936 - 1975 - 39 years
Gnassingbé Eyadéma1967 - 2005 - 39 years
António de Oliveira Salazar1932 - 1968 - 36 years
Josip Broz Tito1944 - 1980 - 36 years
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo1979 - present - 36 years
José Eduardo dos Santos1979 - present - 36 years
Robert Mugabe1980 - present - 35 years
Todor Zhivkov1954 - 1989 - 35 years
LeaderCountryYears in office
Alfredo Stroessner1954 - 1989 - 34 years
Ali Abdullah Saleh1978 - 2012 - 33 years
Mao Zedong1943 - 1976 - 33 years
Félix Houphouët-Boigny1960 - 1993 - 33 years
Dawda Kairaba Jawara1962 - 1994 - 32 years
Phạm Văn Đồng1955 - 1987 - 31 years
János Kádár1956 - 1988 - 31 years
Habib Bourguiba1956 - 1987 - 31 years
Lee Kuan Yew1959 - 1990 - 31 years
Mobutu Sese Seko1965 - 1997 - 31 years
Hastings Kamuzu Banda1963 - 1994 - 31 years
Suharto1967 - 1998 - 31 years
Joseph Stalin1922 - 1953 - 30 years
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom1978 - 2008 - 30 years

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