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The Dictator's Playbook

Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2019 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 19:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Idi Amin

Episode 1x06; Feb 13, 2019

See how Idi Amin used military force to achieve power and build his dictatorship in Uganda.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Idi AminFeb 13, 2019
1x05: Francisco FrancoFeb 6, 2019
1x04: Manuel NoriegaJan 30, 2019
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