Many of history's most famous leaders fought their way to the top, shedding plenty of blood along the way. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the most reviled and revered leaders in military history.
What country was led by Pol Pot during the 1970s?
How many Cambodians died during Pol Pot's regime?
What year did Kim Jong Il become supreme commander of the Korean People's Army?
True or false: North Korea has one of the best voter turnout rates in the entire world.
What country was ruled by Idi Amin during the 1970s?
How many people died under Idi Amin's regime?
What year did Ivan the Terrible become the first czar of Russia?
What did Ivan do to the architects who built the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square?
gave them positions in his royal court
gave them excellent references
gouged their eyes out
True or false: Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is based on a real military leader.
What was Vlad's favorite method of dealing with enemies?
How many people died thanks to Joseph Stalin's regime?
Who implemented a "Great Leap Forward" in January 1958?
How many Chinese people starved to death thanks to the Great Leap Forward?
What historical military leader was known as "Flagellum Dei" or "Scourge of God"?
Attila the Hun
True or false: Attila the Hun murdered his own brother to gain control of the empire.
What country did Saddam Hussein rule?
What year did Fidel Castro become leader of Cuba?
True or false: U.S. forces repeatedly tried to assassinate Castro.
What country was ruled by Juan Peron during the mid-20th century?
True or false: Peron welcomed Nazi war criminals to Argentina after World War II.
What military leader was born Temujin?
How many men living today are direct descendants of Genghis Khan?
1 in 200
1 in 2,000
1 in 200,000
What year did Hitler become chancellor of Germany?
How many people died as a result of the Holocaust?
True or false: Two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population died during the Holocaust.
True or false: Mexican fighter Pancho Villa signed contracts with Hollywood studios to have his battles filmed.
What did military warrior Hannibal famously take across the Alps during the 3rd century B.C.E.?
10 tons of gold
Who killed thousands of African children as part of his work in the Lord's Resistance Army?
How many people died during Ho Chi Minh's attempt at consolidating power in Vietnam?
True or false: Mussolini sent Jewish citizens in Italy to German concentration camps.