12 Kids Who Grew Up Into The World’s Most Evil People

As leader of the Soviet Union, Stalin was behind the deaths of millions.
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When you see a cute kid on the street playing with their little scooter, you can’t help but smile at them and imagine that they’d grow up to be successful people with a college degree and a regular job. But sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we imagine, and some of these kids grow up to become true monsters that performed acts which have been remembered as some of the most horrible incidents in history. Here are childhood pictures of 12 of the most evil people who roamed our world.

1. Joseph Stalin
A young Joseph Stalin looking just a little smug, but full of promise.
A young Joseph Stalin looking just a little smug, but full of promise.

During his teenage years, Joseph Stalin looked like he was an ambitious, bright kid who had a great future ahead of him. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become one of the world’s most powerful and feared leaders who were responsible for cruel acts like famine, assassination, forced resettlement, and deaths of at least 20 million people in the Soviet Union.

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As leader of the Soviet Union, Stalin was behind the deaths of millions.
As leader of the Soviet Union, Stalin was behind the deaths of millions.
2. Osama Bin Laden
An adorable young Osama bin Laden.
An adorable young Osama bin Laden.
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As a boy, Osama bin Laden appeared to be a serious child who grew up in a large wealthy family and lived a comfortable and privileged life, but he grew up to become one of the worst terrorists to plague the world with his beliefs and acts. He was responsible for the horrific 9/11 attacks and was known as the leader of the al-Qaeda.

Here he is, a grown man and one of the world's most hated terrorists.
Here he is, a grown man and one of the world’s most hated terrorists.
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3. Kim Jon Il
A dapper young Kim Jong Il in his military outfit.
A dapper young Kim Jong Il in his military outfit.

This adorable boy in his military uniform looks like he was born to be a leader. Unfortunately, he grew up to become a savage dictator who was the cause of mass starvation and deaths of hundreds of thousands. He was also accused of wrongful imprisonment of political prisoners and many other human rights offences.

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Kim Jong Il: Feared and hated by people all over.
Kim Jong Il: Feared and hated by people all over.
4. Benito Mussolini
Adorable little Mussolini could melt hearts if he wanted to.

Benito Mussolini was a dapper young boy who looked like he had an interesting life ahead of him. But he grew up to become the leader of Italy and set out to make history by being one of the world’s very first fascists. He was responsible for ordering several massacres and using mustard gas. He was later killed by his own people.

Instead, he decided to rule over Italy and kill thousands of his people.
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5. Saddam Hussein
A young Saddam Hussein.
A young Saddam Hussein.
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This handsome young boy looks like he’ll erect a lemonade stand in the neighborhood and smile widely at you as you pass by. But he grew up to become the leader of Iraq and one of the most hated people. His savagery led to the deaths of countless of his own people and he was accused of several crimes against humanity.

Iraqi leader and hated dictator, Saddam filled people with fear and anger.
Iraqi leader and hated dictator, Saddam filled people with fear and anger.

 

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