History UsefulNotes / IdiAmin

26th Jan '17 6:25:46 PM TheBigBopper
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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (with military support from UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi) to invade the Kagera region of Uganda's neighbor UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians and thus ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, [[CurbStompBattle Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion]] ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' [[CurbStompBattle easily]], and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.

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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (with military support from UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi) to invade the Kagera region of Uganda's neighbor UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin Amin, however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians and thus ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, [[CurbStompBattle Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion]] ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' invasion with [[CurbStompBattle easily]], embarassing ease]], and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
26th Jan '17 6:24:12 PM TheBigBopper
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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, [[CurbStompBattle Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion]] ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' [[CurbStompBattle easily]], and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.

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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra (with military backup support from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country Uganda's neighbor UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were civilians and thus ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, [[CurbStompBattle Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion]] ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' [[CurbStompBattle easily]], and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
26th Jan '17 6:21:23 PM TheBigBopper
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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]].

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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 said to be a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]], a fact that which 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]].
26th Jan '17 6:19:07 PM TheBigBopper
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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. And when Britain was facing an economic crisis, he mockingly started a charity called "Save the British Fund" to humiliate them. 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]], 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 had just landed on the London airport. And when Britain was facing an economic crisis, he mockingly started a charity called "Save the British Fund" to humiliate them. Many foreign media depicted him as a harmless clown and countless cartoons, parodies and comic strips only added to this image.
26th Oct '16 3:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Levinger skit]] on the Israeli satire show ''Nikui Rosh'' compared [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Levinger Moshe Levinger]] to him, calling him ‘Rabbi Levinger Dada’ and portraying him as a madman who encourages violence against IDF soldiers and talks to rocks. At the end of the skit, Levinger says, ‘Idi Amin? He’s just a madman! He’s all talk, talk, talk--I ''act''!’

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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".

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* A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Levinger skit]] on the Israeli satire show ''Nikui Rosh'' compared [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Levinger Moshe Levinger]] to him, calling him ‘Rabbi 'Rabbi Levinger Dada’ Dada' and portraying him as a madman who encourages violence against IDF soldiers and talks to rocks. At the end of the skit, Levinger says, ‘Idi "Idi Amin? He’s He's just a madman! He’s He's all talk, talk, talk--I ''act''!’

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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".


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27th Aug '16 6:53:06 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.

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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, [[CurbStompBattle Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, invasion]] ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' [[CurbStompBattle easily]], and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
19th Jun '16 3:35:16 AM Wuz
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* Music/TheSexPistols released a 1978 single, "No One Is Innocent", sung 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, Creator/JohnLydon had already left the group at this point and didn't want to have anything to do with it.

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* Music/TheSexPistols released a 1978 single, "No One Is Innocent", sung 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, Creator/JohnLydon Music/JohnLydon had already left the group at this point and didn't want to have anything to do with it.
29th May '16 9:47:17 AM libertydude
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All these reports turned Amin in one of the most colorful and frequently mocked politicians of TheSeventies. As the decade went on he was subject of many sensationalized ExploitationFilm documentaries and biopics that focused on his gruesome deeds, such as ''Général Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait'' (1974), ''Raid On Entebbe'' (1977), ''"Victory at Entebbe" (1976)'', ''"Operation Thunderbolt" (1977)'' and the ''Rise And Fall Of Idi Amin'' (1981)

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All these reports turned Amin in one of the most colorful and frequently mocked politicians of TheSeventies. As the decade went on he was subject of many sensationalized ExploitationFilm documentaries and biopics that focused on his gruesome deeds, such as ''Général ''[[Film/GeneralIdiAminDadaASelfPortrait General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait'' Portrait]]'' (1974), ''Raid On Entebbe'' (1977), ''"Victory at Entebbe" (1976)'', ''"Operation Thunderbolt" (1977)'' and the ''Rise And Fall Of Idi Amin'' (1981)



* The subject of the 1974 documentary ''"General Idi Amin Dada: An Autoportrait"'', created by filmmakers who were careful to put his already infamous regime in context, but depicted it primarily through interviews with Amin in which he related his....colourful views on various subjects and was depicted in normal interactions with his subjects.

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* The subject of the 1974 documentary ''"General ''[[Film/GeneralIdiAminDadaASelfPortrait General Idi Amin Dada: An Autoportrait"'', A Self Portrait]]'', created by filmmakers who were careful to put his already infamous regime in context, but depicted it primarily through interviews with Amin in which he related his....colourful views on various subjects and was depicted in normal interactions with his subjects.
25th May '16 6:36:03 AM waqob
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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country Tanzania, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.

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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country Tanzania, UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
25th May '16 6:34:15 AM waqob
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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country Tanzania, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for him however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.

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On 30th October, 1978, Idi Amin sent troops (With extra military backup from [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Muammar Gaddafi]]) to invade the Kagera region of neighboring country Tanzania, starting the Uganda-Tanzania War. Unfortunately for him Amin however, Uganda's military was mostly trained to execute its own civilians; they were ill-prepared to fight a war against another country. As a result, Tanzania defeated Uganda's invasion ''very'' easily, and in turn, ''they'' [[EpicFail invaded Uganda]]. The Tanzanians toppled Idi Amin's regime and he fled to Libya and Saudi Arabia, where he lived in exile until his death on August 16, 2003.
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