Ugandan dictator Idi Amin: non-existent titles and enemies for lunch

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin: non-existent titles and enemies for lunch

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The bloody dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, was one of the most cruel and, at the same time, the most curious rulers of the 20th century. For 8 years of the totalitarian regime (from 1971 to 1979), established by the illiterate embezzler of public funds, General Idi Amin, more than half a million citizens of Uganda (about 2.63% of the population) were killed.

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Idi Amin came to power as a result of a coup d’etat and began to carry out “reforms” to introduce the ideas of socialism, extremist nationalism, tribalism, racism and sexism. A military dictatorship and repressions against representatives of Christianity, army officers, intellectuals and national minorities flourished in the country.

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Almost all traders (mostly Asians) were evicted from Uganda, the economy did not develop, the population lived in fear and poverty.

At that time, Idi Amin himself lived in the villa of an Asian millionaire who had fled Uganda and used his racing car fleet without hesitation. And also – he invented titles and high ranks for himself – for services to the fatherland.

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For example, Amin called himself “Lord of all the animals on earth and all the fish in the sea” and appropriated the titles “Conqueror of the British Empire” and “King of Scotland”. So that all his awards (bought, by the way, from collectors) were placed on his uniform, Idi Amin ordered the tailors to lengthen it.

It is also known that Idi Amin was a cannibal and ate his killed opponents and subjects.

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