Autocrats and tyrants are hardline leaders who have near to complete unchecked control of their state. Eventually, autocrats become comfortable in their seat of power, and they neglect their country, leading to rising socio-economic problems.

Hardline leaders have enacted policies of purges to liquidate political rivals but to conceal growing problems at home, and autocrats have conducted wars that would ultimately seal the fate of their kleptocracy and country.

Adolf Hitler and WWII

Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party were one of history’s most brutal and genocidal regimes. Taking advantage of the German public’s anger from the humiliating capitulation in WWI, the Nazi party leader would exacerbate that Germany never lost the war and was “stabbed in the back by Jews.”