Also called totalitarian governments, dictatorships, or described in terms of the human rights abuse on the part of their governments and it's allies. See also Dictators and Non-Democratic Governments.
The Top Ten
1. Kim Jong-il (North Korea) 2. King Fahd an Prince Abdullah (Saudi Arabia) 3.
Saddam Hussein(Iraq) 4. Charles Taylor(Liberia) 5. Than Shwe (former Burma, now Myanmar) 6. Teodoro Obiang Nguema (Equatorial Guinea) 7. Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenistan) 8. Muammar Gaddafi(???) (Libya) 9. Fidel Castro (Cuba) 10. Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus)
The list was begun as the one offered by "The 10 Worst Living Dictators" Parade; New York; Feb 16, 2003; Wallechinsky, David. I've stricken those that are off the list creating an immediate need for editing. Charles Taylor has retired, allowed exile in Niger. Saddam Hussein was deposed by force, of course.
The list may have been edited by dkosopedia community members by now and bear little resemblence to the original. More info on the original version here here.