Episodes (6)

Seize Power
S01E01 · Seize Power

Jul 09, 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.

Crush Your Rivals
S01E02 · Crush Your Rivals

Jul 09, 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.

Reign Through Terror
S01E03 · Reign Through Terror

Jul 09, 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.

Control the Truth
S01E04 · Control the Truth

Jul 09, 2021

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

Create a New Society
S01E05 · Create a New Society

Jul 09, 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.

Rule Forever
S01E06 · Rule Forever

Jul 09, 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.


How to Become a Tyrant Season 1 (2021) is released on Jul 09, 2021. Watch How to Become a Tyrant online - the English Documentary TV series from United States. How to Become a Tyrant is directed by with Peter Dinklage and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. How to Become a Tyrant is available online on Netflix and Netflix basic with Ads.

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