8 World Leaders With The Highest Death Tolls

3. Adolf Hitler - 25 million

As we break into the top three, we finally reach arguably the most infamous dictator in the history of mankind - the Fuhrer of all of Germany, Adolf Hitler. Hitler is often described as a "Fascist" dictator, but Nazism went so much further than fascism. Alongside the ultra-nationalist policies which the Nazi Party undoubtedly held, there were also racialist, anti-Semitic, imperialist and totalitarian ideologies which led Hitler to oversee the killing of more than 25 million people. As a result of The Holocaust, 6 million Jews and another 5 million people - including Romani gypsies, homosexuals, political opponents and those with disabilities - perished in Concentration Camps and Death Camps. Then add to that the several million Slavs who were systematically executed in Poland, Ukraine, Russia and other areas of Eastern Europe, plus the millions of civilians murdered by Nazi officers during World War II - as well as those killed within Germany by the regime both before and during the war (between 1933 and 1945) - and suddenly the death toll is more than 25 million. Adolf Hitler is a name synonymous with evil - and there are at least 25 million reasons for that.
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