From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have shaped the world we live in. This series answers how dictators seized and wielded power in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality.
Kim Il Sung
See how Kim Il Sung created a North Korean dictatorship that has lasted for three generations.
Learn how Saddam Hussein seized power in Iraq and maintained it for almost 30 years.
Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that would plunge all of Europe into darkness.
Watch Manuel Noriega’s rise and fall, from his early military days to his dictatorship’s sudden end.
Learn how Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War and became the dictator of Spain.
See how Idi Amin used military force to achieve power and build his dictatorship in Uganda.