did any dictators have any close family members killed/ executed -apart from Kim Il Jung ?
What about Stalin foe example
- John PLv 73 weeks agoBest answer
Partly it depends on how you define "dictator". Some Roman emperors were fairly brutal towards some family members.
I think that Mussolini had his son-in-law executed.
- 3 weeks ago
Many of the Ottoman Sultans had family members killed. So did quite a few English kings and queens. And many other countries' dictators, I'm sure.
- Louie OLv 73 weeks ago
Stalin's son, Yakov, a low-ranking officer in the Soviet Army, was captured by the Germans in 1941. Later, after the Battle of Stalingrad, the Germans offered to exchange Yakov for Field Marshall Paulus, the commander of the German armies captured at Stalingrad. Stalin refused and reportedly said I will not exchange a Field Marshall for a Lieutenant. The Germans then sent Yakov to a concentration camp and he was eventually shot and killed.
- EnguerarrardLv 73 weeks ago
There's speculation that Stalin shot his wife. The circumstances leading up to her death are murky. There have been a slew of dictators in Africa who may have killed family members - Idi Amin was a notorious murderer and sadist.
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- SharonLv 63 weeks ago
Stalin had an aviator son who was shot down during WW2
- bluebellbkkLv 73 weeks ago
Here's an ambiguity in the English language: 'Did any dictators have close family members killed?' can mean EITHER 'Did any dictators order the deaths of any family members?' OR 'Did it happen that any dictator's close family members were somehow killed?'
"She had her car stolen" = she hired someone to steal it.
"She had her car stolen" = somebody stole her car.
- Fred3663Lv 73 weeks ago
It was law in the Ottoman Empire - Mehmed the Conqueror's Law of Fratricide states: "Whichever of my sons inherits the sultanate, it behoves him to kill his brothers in the interest of world order".
- Kid MohawkLv 43 weeks ago
It is VERY likely that Stalin killed his second wife, although the official story was that she suddenly died of appendicitis following arguing with her husband publicly.
- 3 weeks ago
Saddam Hussein had his son-in-law (who was also his second cousin) executed.
- PAMELALv 73 weeks ago
Stalin did, and so did sadam hussain