History UsefulNotes / IdiAmin

26th Feb '16 12:57:27 PM MarkLungo
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* Comedian John Bird recorded an entire comedy album where he imitates Idi Amin, ''The Collected Broadcasts of Idi Amin'', with the catchy song ''Amazin' Man''.
* Music/TheSexPistols released a 1978 single, ''Nobody Is Innocent'', sang by criminal on the run Ronnie Biggs, where they praise various notorious people and also shout ''God Bless Idi Amin'' at one point. By the way, John Lydon had already left the group at this point and didn't want to have anything to do with it.

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* Comedian John Bird recorded an entire comedy album where he imitates Idi Amin, ''The Collected Broadcasts of Idi Amin'', with the catchy song ''Amazin' Man''."Amazin' Man".
* Music/TheSexPistols released a 1978 single, ''Nobody "No One Is Innocent'', sang Innocent", sung by criminal on the run Ronnie Biggs, where they praise various notorious people and also shout ''God "God Bless Idi Amin'' Amin" at one point. By the way, John Lydon Creator/JohnLydon had already left the group at this point and didn't want to have anything to do with it.
24th Nov '15 1:58:51 PM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'': Idi Amin is also a regular villain in this comic book series, yet named Bibi Pralin Gaga. Again he is portrayed as a dumb tyrant with a career in boxing. Creator Merho commented: ''"Amin was already a comic book character. I just put him back in his original environment."''

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* ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'': ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Idi Amin is also a regular villain in this comic book series, yet named Bibi Pralin Gaga. Again he is portrayed as a dumb tyrant with a career in boxing. Creator Merho commented: ''"Amin was already a comic book character. I just put him back in his original environment."''
13th Oct '15 2:37:36 PM 8088ben
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Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BewareTheSillyOnes gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He also ordered many people to be executed by being fed to crocodiles.

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Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BewareTheSillyOnes gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He also ordered many people to be executed by [[FedToTheBeast being fed to crocodiles.
crocodiles]].
13th Oct '15 2:18:06 PM 8088ben
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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he launched a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, a dictator who was not aligned with their own political and economic interests. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for [[Cloudcuckoolander saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera]], almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.

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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he launched a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, a dictator who was not aligned with their own political and economic interests. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for [[Cloudcuckoolander [[CloudCuckoolander saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera]], almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.
13th Oct '15 2:17:55 PM 8088ben
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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he launched a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, a dictator who was not aligned with their own political and economic interests. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera, almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.

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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he launched a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, a dictator who was not aligned with their own political and economic interests. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for [[Cloudcuckoolander saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera, camera]], almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.
22nd Sep '15 11:24:36 AM rjd1922
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Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BigBad gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He also ordered many people to be executed by being fed to crocodiles.

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Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BigBad [[BewareTheSillyOnes gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He also ordered many people to be executed by being fed to crocodiles.
18th Jul '15 6:50:42 AM Alceister
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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he committed a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, who was a dictator who didn't follow their own political and economical interests enough. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera, almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport! Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.

Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BigBad gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He ordered many people to be executed or fed to crocodiles.

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Idi Amin Dada ([[VagueAge 1923? 1925? 1928?]] - 2003) was President of UsefulNotes/{{Uganda}} from 1971 to 1979. He was originally a former boxer in the army who rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1971 he committed launched a coup that ousted president Milton Obote from power. The British were glad to get rid of Obote, who was a dictator who didn't follow was not aligned with their own political and economical interests enough.economic interests. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Amin, however, would turn out to be far worse]]. The dictator became notorious in the international press for saying incredibly stupid and silly things on camera, almost appearing as [[PsychopathicManchild a child in an adult body]]. For instance, in regard to the Watergate affair, he personally sent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon a letter wishing him a ''speedy recovery'' and advising him ''to imprison the leaders of the opposition'' when his nation's stability was in danger. He was fond of watching children's cartoons, nicknamed himself ''the last king of Scotland'' and once arrived in the UK for an official state visit, only informing the Royal Palace of his arrival when the plane has just landed on the London airport! airport. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.

Behind the scenes however, Amin's regime was characterized by [[BigBad gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement]]. In 1972, Amin plunged his East African nation into economic chaos by expelling tens of thousands of Asians who had controlled the country's economy. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. He was reported being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that remains unproven, but heads of his victims were found inside his fridge. He also ordered many people to be executed or by being fed to crocodiles.
18th Jul '15 6:49:03 AM Alceister
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Dissent within Uganda and Amin's attempt to annex the Kagera province of Tanzania in 1978 led to the Uganda–Tanzania War and the demise of his regime. Amin later fled to exile in Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death on August 16, 2003.

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Dissent within Uganda and Amin's attempt to annex the Kagera province of Tanzania in 1978 led to culminated in the Uganda–Tanzania War and War, which in turn led to the demise of his regime. Amin later fled to exile in Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
7th Jul '15 12:26:44 AM Alceister
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Dissent within Uganda and Amin's attempt to annex the Kagera province of Tanzania in 1978 led to the Uganda–Tanzania War and the demise of his regime. Amin later fled to exile in Libya and Saudi Arabia until his death on August 16, 2003.

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Dissent within Uganda and Amin's attempt to annex the Kagera province of Tanzania in 1978 led to the Uganda–Tanzania War and the demise of his regime. Amin later fled to exile in Libya and Saudi Arabia Arabia, where he lived until his death on August 16, 2003.
3rd Jul '15 12:51:10 AM phoenix
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'''Works featuring Amin'''

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!! Tropes associated with Idi Amin
* AxCrazy: People were so frightened of him that during a swimming contest, caught on camera, they let him jump ahead and slowly swam behind him.
* TheCaligula: The West allowed this crazy dictator to stay in power for almost an entire decade.
* CloudCuckooLander: Amin was a very eccentric character, ranging between charmingly joyful then brutal and violent within seconds. Some claim he might have been bi-polar, insane or suffering of syphilis.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Resorted to this to make his enemies disappear.
* EvilIsHammy: Listen to what he does and says in archive footage.
* EvilLaugh: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0y7NxvJE5M As befitting of a dictator.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Amin was a charming MagnificentBastard sometimes.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Amin was fascinated by Scottish culture, going as far as proclaiming himself "the last king of Scotland".
* TheGeneralissimo: The {{Expy}} of all African dictator stereotypes.
* GloriousLeader: Just look at the title used to announce him.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Believed to have been a cannibal, but this is not proven.
* IconicOutfit: His blue uniform, with countless medals.
* KarmaHoudini: Was never put on trial for his crimes and lived for almost 25 years in peace and quiet in Saudi Arabia.
* MeetTheNewBoss / FullCircleRevolution: The dictator Obote is overthrown by Amin, who's replaced by Obote again, whose forces also end up abusing human rights and killing thousands of people in the Ugandan Bush War.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Bob Astles, a white British colonial, who was an associate of Amin.
* MoodSwinger: As many people who knew him, have told.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Many people were thrown for the crocodiles under his regime.
* OverlyLongTitle and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: ''"His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular"''.
* {{Polyamory}}: Married at least five women, three of whom he divorced.
* PsychopathicManchild and ScaryBlackMan: He fit both tropes.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: After being deposed people found several dead bodies and decapitated people in Amin's fridge.
* VagueAge: Idi Amin was born in the 1920s, but the exact year is unknown.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Spoke pidgin English.

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!! Tropes associated with Idi Amin
* AxCrazy: People were so frightened of him that during a swimming contest, caught on camera, they let him jump ahead and slowly swam behind him.
* TheCaligula: The West allowed this crazy dictator to stay in power for almost an entire decade.
* CloudCuckooLander: Amin was a very eccentric character, ranging between charmingly joyful then brutal and violent within seconds. Some claim he might have been bi-polar, insane or suffering of syphilis.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Resorted to this to make his enemies disappear.
* EvilIsHammy: Listen to what he does and says in archive footage.
* EvilLaugh: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0y7NxvJE5M As befitting of a dictator.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Amin was a charming MagnificentBastard sometimes.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Amin was fascinated by Scottish culture, going as far as proclaiming himself "the last king of Scotland".
* TheGeneralissimo: The {{Expy}} of all African dictator stereotypes.
* GloriousLeader: Just look at the title used to announce him.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Believed to have been a cannibal, but this is not proven.
* IconicOutfit: His blue uniform, with countless medals.
* KarmaHoudini: Was never put on trial for his crimes and lived for almost 25 years in peace and quiet in Saudi Arabia.
* MeetTheNewBoss / FullCircleRevolution: The dictator Obote is overthrown by Amin, who's replaced by Obote again, whose forces also end up abusing human rights and killing thousands of people in the Ugandan Bush War.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Bob Astles, a white British colonial, who was an associate of Amin.
* MoodSwinger: As many people who knew him, have told.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Many people were thrown for the crocodiles under his regime.
* OverlyLongTitle and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: ''"His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular"''.
* {{Polyamory}}: Married at least five women, three of whom he divorced.
* PsychopathicManchild and ScaryBlackMan: He fit both tropes.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: After being deposed people found several dead bodies and decapitated people in Amin's fridge.
* VagueAge: Idi Amin was born in the 1920s, but the exact year is unknown.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Spoke pidgin English.
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