1-Overview

Overview


Idi Amin has been called one of the most grotesque rulers ever to be in power. He took power of Uganda in January of 1971. His regime resulted in the loss of anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 people. His regime was characterized by neglecting human rights, ethnic injustices, and complete oppression of his people. He was also responsible for the unjust arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of innocent Ugandans.

Due to his expulsion of Indians and Asians, his relationship with foreign countries was extremely tense. India as well as many Asian nations completely severed any political relations with Uganda. The British as well were forced to refuse aid to the country due to his expulsion of British-backed Asian businessmen.

During his reign, Amin committed horrible atrocities. Survivors tell horrible stories from prisons such as an inmate being beaten to death with a sledgehammer, and then the other inmates being forced to eat the deceased flesh. There are also reports of whole villages being burned to the ground and the villagers being mutilated.

Amin caused hundreds of thousands of people to lose their lives as well as many more to be scarred for life because of events they witnessed during his rule. Idi Amin is regarded as one of the worst dictators in the history of mankind.

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