The Dictator's Playbook

Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

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Ep 6: Idi Amin | Prologue

02:47

See how Idi Amin used military force to seize power and build a dictatorship in Uganda.



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Ep 5: Francisco Franco | Prologue

01:59

Learn how Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War and became the dictator of Spain.

Ep 4: Manuel Noriega | Prologue

02:14

Watch Manuel Noriega rise to power in Panama, and witness his sudden downfall.

Ep 3: Benito Mussolini | Prologue

02:34

Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that plunged most of Europe into darkness.

Ep 2: Saddam Hussein | Prologue

03:05

Learn how Saddam Hussein seized power in Iraq and maintained it for almost 30 years.

Ep 1: Kim Il Sung | Prologue

02:51

Watch Kim Il Sung’s transformation from guerrilla fighter to dictator of North Korea.