The BEST episodes of How to Become a Tyrant season 1

Every episode of How to Become a Tyrant season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of How to Become a Tyrant season 1!

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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