Abuse of Authority

10 Most Murderous Marxist Dictators

7. Kim il Sung

“The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.”

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA: This file picture dated 15 April 1992 shows North Korean President Kim Il-Sung waving during the celebration marking his 80th birthday at Kim Il-Sung stadium in Pyongyang. The Chinese government announced last week it would not send "anyone" to attend Il-Sung's 92nd anniversary in response to North Korea's refusal of international nuclear inspections. (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)


Kim il Sung of North Korea led a nation using force, aggression, and deception. Eventually, his own people would have such disdain for him, that he resorted to scapegoating the U.S. for their problems, suggesting that the world’s superpower spread the epidemic throughout the countryside. Just to reassure the people that this was the case, he killed 1.6 million of his own people.

Like Stalin, but without trials, he had large-scale purges for those who dared to doubt his claims. During his tenure, prison camps sprung up all over the country to contain the ever growing masses of people against Kim Il Sun.