Ever consider what it’s like to rule a country? You’re in charge and get to do whatever you want. I’d bet the power would just go to your head, then you’d make some bad decisions, enact some bad laws, and the next thing you know, you’re universally hated. It’ll happen. If history is any indication, if there aren’t any checks and balances, people do stupid things.
There’s a famous quote that says “Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” and that’s what’s happened here. Some of the most notorious dictators throughout history were already evil to begin with, then they got the keys to the kingdom and became tyrants. But, karma’s a bitch.
These guys got a return on their investment and it wasn’t pretty. These are pretty brutal ways to go, but you know what they say “you reap what you sow.”