Dictator Facts You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

By Humam Ahmed Mujah, 11A In 2012, a 14-year-old North Korean girl, Han Hyon Gyong, drowned while trying to save portraits of dictators Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Thus, the government named her school after her. Joseph Stalin’s son shot himself because of Stalin’s harshness towards him, but he survived. Then Stalin said, […]

STALIN: The Man of Steel

By Aminath Eema Asim, 11A Russia was completely closed and isolated from the rest of the world until 1991, when the communist regime fell. It is only by chance that evidence of many of the many violent acts he committed still survives. One of the most ‘Stalinist’ acts of the period had been the arrest of […]

NERO: The Emperor Who Laughed When Rome Burned

By Fathimath Rayya, 11A Nero was the Roman Emperor from 54-68 AD. He was an actor, poet, and—most significantly—a dictator. He was born as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, the son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarus and Agrippina. Just like any other dictator, Nero used terror to stay in power. He was ruthless, cruel, and did not hesitate […]