The Dictator's Playbook

They were ruthless men with unchecked power, controlling their people with an iron fist. Suppressing all dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing or killing those who opposed them. They were the dictators, tyrants who shaped the twentieth century and left their mark on our own.

Episodes

Air Date: March 18, 2019 - 53:22
A look at the methods used by Benito Mussolini to become the first fascist dictator, ruling Italy for two decades and paving the way for Adolf Hitler.
Air Date: March 11, 2019 - 53:22
An examination of the tactics and techniques used by Saddam Hussein to seize control of Iraq and then remain in power for nearly a quarter century.
Air Date: March 04, 2019 - 53:22
A look at the methods used by Kim il Sung to turn North Korea into the most controlled society on Earth and become a god in the eyes of his people.