Ty.rannosaur.us blog has an intriguing post about 10 dictators that plundered their countries. For example, take Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic in the 1970s:
Bokassa never bothered to funnel billions into foreign accounts, rather he made himself emperor of the Central African Republic in the ’70s under the claim that it would look good for the nation. A huge fan of Napoleon, he almost bankrupted the nation by spending $20 million on a 48-hour coronation ceremony that required 100 limos, 130 thoroughbred horses, a 120 piece orchestra, and 65,000 bottles of champagne complete with waiters from Paris. His diamond encrusted crown cost $5 million alone. He was ousted 5 years later after he had 100 school children massacred over the type of uniforms they should wear. But all of that was ok, because in his final years he revealed himself to be the 13th Apostle.
Link - Thanks Sami!Also read: Governments Fund the Darnedest Things |