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Famous Dictators Quiz #2

Name the countries ruled by these dictators.
Last updated: May 20, 2016
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Dictator
Country
Pol Pot
Cambodia
Suharto
Indonesia
Slobodan Milosevic
Serbia/Yugoslavia
Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union
Chiang Kai-Shek
China
Kim Il-sung
North Korea
Park Chung Hee
South Korea
Oliver Cromwell
England
Erich Honecker
East Germany
Julius Caesar
Rome
Pervez Musharraf
Pakistan
Dictator
Country
George Papadopoulos
Greece
Charles Taylor
Liberia
Anwar Sadat
Egypt
Manuel Noriega
Panama
Fulgencio Batista
Cuba
Alberto Fujimori
Peru
Bashar al-Assad
Syria
Saparmurat Niyazov
Turkmenistan
Than Shwe
Myanmar
Maximilien Robespierre
France
Ali Khamenei
Iran
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level 55
Sep 15, 2011
Turkmenistan, interesting. Rome is confusing me a little but I understand now.
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level 33
Sep 15, 2011
DDR or German Democratic Republic should be accepted for East Germany
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level 75
Apr 29, 2013
and DPRK or Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be accepted for North Korea. ROK or Republic of Korea should be accepted for South Korea. They are on all the quizzes I make myself... but changing them on every other countries quiz on the site would be a big hassle, I'm sure.
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level 56
May 3, 2013
Why not just type 'East Germany' after 'DDR' hasn't worked? You get long enough to do the quiz and unlimited attempts.
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level 75
Jun 12, 2016
Dudi: that's because you are not a native speaker of English.
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level 65
Apr 24, 2014
"West Germany" and "East Germany" may be colloquial, but they are improper. I can understand you would want to ALSO accept them, but German Democratic Republic should be the principal answer for "East Germany".
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level 73
Jun 13, 2014
dude...you seriously comment on East/West Germany on every single quiz. Perhaps you should stick to Basketball or Lord of the Rings quizzes since these seem to get you all riled up.
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level 75
Jun 12, 2016
They're no more improper than any other name commonly used for a country in any language. GDR is confusing because most English speakers have never heard of this before. East Germany is not confusing. Nor should it be upsetting of controversial.
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level 65
Jun 13, 2016
Except that, unless you've been living under a rock, those have been controversial for decades. If you're happy with staying ignorant, have fun with it, but things have names.
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level 75
Jun 14, 2016
Things do have names. East Germany's name in the English speaking world is East Germany. Maybe Germans aren't happy about this. Nobody on either side of any rock outside of Germany or especially outside of Europe cares. Why can't you get this through your head? I never met anyone from Taiwan who started crying because nobody calls his country The Republic of China. Likewise for South Korea/ROK. They get it. Hell this even applies in Europe. I was in Greece and asked the locals why the EU code for Hellas (Greece) is GR and not HL or HS or something. They seemed to think it was perfectly normal until I pointed out that Germany is DL and Spain is ES. But it didn't bother them. I'm 100% sure there are equivalents in German, as well. Common names for countries, used in Germany, that are not exactly equivalent to the official name of those countries. How is this hard to grasp? If staying ignorant is so much fun you should be having a blast.
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level 32
Sep 15, 2011
18/22 but with a good amount of guesses
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level 33
Sep 15, 2011
I know! How did I do so bad on this? 13/22
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level 79
Sep 15, 2011
Chiang Kai Shek was also the dictator of Taiwan, after he was booted from China.
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level 40
Dec 26, 2012
That's what I was going to say.
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level 75
Jun 12, 2016
Technically... he still had the same position as before: leader of the Republic of China. It was just that the location of government shifted and the area that the country maintained sovereign control over shrank drastically.
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level 39
Sep 15, 2011
I got turkmenistan on a complete guess!
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level 43
Sep 16, 2011
Hey, I didn't know the Converse All-Star guy also ran Liberia! What an interesting life!
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level 73
Jun 13, 2014
Who do you think he had make all those shoes?
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level 44
Sep 19, 2011
I'm surprised so few knew Charles Taylor as he was recently in court for crimes against humanity and Naomi Campbell testified which made the international news.
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level 57
Nov 22, 2012
Noriega is in #1 as well
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level 69
Oct 22, 2013
England is not a country. It is part of the UK
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level 70
Oct 23, 2013
You're right and you're wrong. Cromwell was Lord Protector of the "Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland." That would be, however, a little wordy for a Jetpunk quiz. And you will notice that other answers refer to the country or empire that the individual ruled, e.g., Julius Caesar ruled Rome.
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level 18
Mar 6, 2014
you should add libyas dead dictator
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level 65
Apr 24, 2014
Robespierre was not a dictator! His reputation as such, mainly in English-speaking countries, is mostly the result of England and English-speaking monarchists trying to discredit the French Revolution and halt what was seen as a potentially sweeping wave of Republicanism in Europe. You should really get him off that list.
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level 65
Apr 24, 2014
Here's what Wikipedia in English (hardly a pro-French source...) says about him : Maximilien François Marie Isidore Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he advocated against the death penalty and for the abolition of slavery, while supporting equality of rights, universal suffrage and the establishment of a republic. He opposed war with Austria and the possibility of a coup by the Marquis de Lafayette. As a member of the Committee of Public Safety, he was an important figure during the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror, which ended a few months after his arrest and execution in July 1794.
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level ∞
Apr 24, 2014
Advocated against the death penalty. Ha!
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level 65
Mar 4, 2015
Well, yes, he did.
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level 75
Jun 14, 2016
Maybe because he knew that after killing so many people, if the winds ever changed, he'd probably be next.
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level 60
Dec 12, 2014
This quiz should really be expanded.
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level 15
Feb 2, 2015
100% 0:15
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level 61
Feb 2, 2015
Too many of these can be guessed just by looking at the name. I don't know half these guys but I can tell that they're Slavic, Arabic, East Asian, Southeast Asian, etc.
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level 76
Nov 14, 2015
You can't really blame the quiz for people sounding like the nationality they are.
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level 55
Mar 10, 2015
Seems to be no shortage of dictators, spread all over the world, from which to choose. Good quiz.
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level 70
Jun 2, 2015
please add your source. the list is not complete nor exhaustive. plus it has some names that are popular in their country and it is not reasonable to include them
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level 67
Jun 12, 2016
Dictator, though it usually has negative connotations, does not mean an evil or unpopular ruler- it merely means someone with absolute power, but these days when democracy is so highly valued, that is seen negatively. The Wikipedia entry expresses it much better.
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level 36
Nov 21, 2015
I don't think Oliver Cromwell should be named as a dictator as he was more of a liberator because King Charles I was quite the asshole.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2016
And Cromwell wasn't?
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level 63
Mar 18, 2016
Could you do the yellow box like un the first one?
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level 60
Jun 12, 2016
A dictator of Liberia. Oh, the irony...
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level 51
Jun 12, 2016
Hahaha didn't think about that until you said it
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level 24
Jun 12, 2016
Rome isn't a country
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level 63
Jun 12, 2016
Sure, but at that time, Italy wasn't a country, so that wouldn't be valid. And Rome was where he ruled from so, yeah
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level 75
Jun 12, 2016
Maybe accept Republic of China for China.
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level 53
Jun 12, 2016
Robespierre, dictator ??! Re-read french history book please, and edit your quiz
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level 53
Jun 12, 2016
Robespierre dans un quiz sur les dictateurs, j'aurais tout vu
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level 60
Jun 13, 2016
22/22! I <3 Dictators! Relevant story about Park Chung Hee: I was in the ROK recently and visited the presidential retreat, which has a small museum that showcases former presidents' typical use of the grounds. While standing in front of Park Chung Hee's display, an elderly Korean woman with her approaching middle-aged son walk by and she says, MOM: "PARK CHUNG HEE?! Why is he here?" SON: "He was a president." MOM: "I know that, but he was horrible!" Ok, maybe not the most interesting story but related nevertheless.
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level 70
Jun 15, 2016
Always thought George Papadopoulos ruled over Webster with a bit too much of an iron fist.....
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level 51
Apr 2, 2018
That was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw his name there.
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level 21
Jun 18, 2016
Dang I tried Persia but it was Iran
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level 67
Aug 18, 2016
Got them all apart from Robespierre. I've never hard of him. Clearly i'm in a minority.
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level 14
Jun 17, 2017
Ey where's the 39-45 dictator
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level 31
Jun 17, 2017
It says name the countries, but Rome isn't a country. Italy should just be accepted.
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level 38
Sep 25, 2017
for the umpteenth time, Italy DID NOT EXIST when Caeser ruled Rome!
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level 36
Jun 17, 2017
Ireland should also be accepted for Cromwell, he set up plantations all over the island.
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level 39
Apr 2, 2018
WTF ! Robespierre was NOT à dictator !!!
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level 65
Apr 2, 2018
Fun quiz, might be interesting to have the years in which they were in power as well, even if it only showed after the quiz for a bit of interesting info.
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level 65
Apr 2, 2018
Fun quizz, but I enjoyed more by reading the comments.
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level 43
Jan 29, 2019
Why is Noriega in both quizzes?
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