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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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Explore how dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, seized, held and fell from power.

Upcoming Episodes

Wed 1/9, 10:00pm
Kim Il Sung
Wed 1/16, 10:00pm
Saddam Hussein

Learn how Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for over 30 years. To maintain power, he used fear, intimidation and violence like few others in history, but he made the fatal mistake of believing his regime could take on the whole world....