Kakistocracy : What does it mean?

United States
January 11, 2018 11:31am CST
Kakistrocracy is defined as being a government in which the worst persons are in power. The word stems from a greek word kakistos which means "worst". Right now a lot of people believe that America is being lead by a "worst" person. Of course there are just as many who do not believe this. What other political figure could be considered under this definition? Putin, for sure. Kim Su Yung (or whatever his name is)... Who else?
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@AmbiePam (50090)
• United States
11 Jan
I guess Hitler and Stalin are the first that come to mind.
• United States
12 Jan
Definitely the most prominent in everyone's minds.
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@Corbin5 (115758)
• United States
11 Jan
Too many worst persons to count if one considers all the countries of this world. Some real stinkers in the USA and elsewhere.
• United States
11 Jan
Considering not just all the countries but there is more than one bad seed in each Government as well..
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
According to the definition given by Wikipedia (A kakistocracy is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.) I would not include Putin in this category, but I see a list of Presidents/Dictators who should be listed under this world.
12 Jan
It's quite a nice word.
@celticeagle (119847)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jan
Yes, Putin and Trump would be the picture in the dictionary under kakistocracy.