Season 1: The Dictator's Playbook

    Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

    Video thumbnail: The Dictator's Playbook Idi Amin

    The Dictator's Playbook

    Idi Amin

    See how Idi Amin used military force to seize power and build a dictatorship in Uganda.

    Idi Amin

    Video thumbnail: The Dictator's Playbook Francisco Franco

    The Dictator's Playbook

    Francisco Franco

    Learn how Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War and became the dictator of Spain.

    Francisco Franco

    Video thumbnail: The Dictator's Playbook Manuel Noriega

    The Dictator's Playbook

    Manuel Noriega

    Watch Manuel Noriega rise to power in Panama, and witness his sudden downfall.

    Manuel Noriega

    Video thumbnail: The Dictator's Playbook Benito Mussolini

    The Dictator's Playbook

    Benito Mussolini

    Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that plunged most of Europe into darkness.

    Benito Mussolini