The BEST episodes of How to Become a Tyrant

Every episode of How to Become a Tyrant ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of How to Become a Tyrant!

To govern with an iron fist, it is necessary to know very well the game of absolute power, as shown by the infamous dictators presented in this documentary series.

Last Updated: 3/14/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
Rule Forever
138 votes

#1 - Rule Forever

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/9/2021

Seizing power is hard, but keeping it is harder. In North Korea, the Kim dynasty unlocked the secret to ruling forever: They declared themselves gods.

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Control the Truth
163 votes

#2 - Control the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/9/2021

Through public relations spin, revisionist history and censorship, Soviet autocrat Joseph Stalin found a certain flexibility with the truth useful.

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Create a New Society
152 votes

#3 - Create a New Society

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2021

Free speech? Right to assembly? Rebel-turned-dictator Muammar Gaddafi realized that civil liberties had to go when reshaping society. But he got soft.

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Seize Power
197 votes

#4 - Seize Power

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/9/2021

Interested in becoming a tyrant? There are rules, and the playbook for a rise to dictatorship starts with one of history's most brutal: Adolf Hitler.

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Crush Your Rivals
176 votes

#5 - Crush Your Rivals

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/9/2021

You've secured your place at the top, but maintaining power means watching your back. Nobody did that better or more ruthlessly than Saddam Hussein.

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Reign Through Terror
167 votes

#6 - Reign Through Terror

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/9/2021

When keeping your population under control, is it better to be loved or feared? Idi Amin certainly thought he knew the right answer to that question.

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