Palaces overthrow dictators

Palaces of rulers, dictators always hidden from prying eyes. After the overthrow tyrants their luxury residence, mansions and hoppers usually remain on the plunder and rebels looters.

Today we look at some of the palaces and see how to live on the money of inhabitants of the countries of the former dictator Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qaddafi, and many others.

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The residence of the former Romanian leader

The Management Board of the Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu was characterized by repressive domestic policies. December 17, 1989, he ordered the armed forces to fire on demonstrators in the city of Timisoara, which led to the beginning of the popular uprising.

Nicholas opened his relatives introduced to the government. His wife Elena was the second person in the country, fulfilling the functions of the first deputy prime minister. The military tribunal condemned Ceausescu on charges of genocide; he and his wife Elena were executed by 25 December 1989.

Soldiers and armed civilians at the residence of the deposed Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu, Bucharest, December 26, 1989.

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The palaces of Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein as the East King had the present royal hobby - building palaces. Officially, he had 28 residences, but witnesses say that they were a lot more. Saddam Hussein had never slept in a palace for two nights in a row.

Palace "Makar-et-Tartare" (the second name of "Green Palace") was built on the shore of Lake Tartar in 1993 and has a total area of ​​6.5 square kilometers. Its construction cost of 500 million dollars. In the palace are 45 bedrooms with windows facing the lake. Also in the "Green Palace" dictator had at their disposal underground bunkers for storing weapons and various research laboratories. The view from the palace of Saddam Hussein, "Makar-et-Tartar" Lake Tartar, June 11, 2003.

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, many palaces were completely destroyed after the fall of Saddam. We carried out all April 11, 2003.

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Another Marauder, April 12, 2003.

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The Palace "Radwaniyah" was the main residence of Saddam, which he used in government and military applications. Around the palace was surrounded by a huge wall perimeter. Here Hussein arranged prison for 5000 prisoners who were subjected to torture and mass executions carried out by watching what is happening. In the palace "Radwaniyah" had a network of underground tunnels and rooms in which to store weapons.

American soldiers in the palace "Radwaniyah", June 25, 2003.

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In the palace of Saddam Hussein, "Qasr al-Salam", or "Peace Palace", Baghdad, June 25, 2003.

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Another photo "Peace Palace", Baghdad, June 25, 2003.

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An American soldier in a former palace of Saddam Hussein in Tikrit, November 12, 2003.

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Saddam palace "Al-Faw", which was named in honor of the conquered peninsula. It has 62 rooms and 29 bathrooms. The palace was built in such a way that all year it keeps the temperature at the same level. The walls of the palace are covered with white marble, and on it are engraved quotations of Saddam - the ruler of the East. Prostilaetsya around the palace pond, on whose shores planted with unusual trees. Even after the war, the palace has remained virtually untouched.

The US military in Saddam's palace "Al-Faw," July 1st, 2004.

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Swimming pool in one of Saddam's former palaces, September 1, 2003. According to tradition it bathed Americans.

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Marble floors of one of the palaces of Saddam Hussein on the bank of the river Tigris in Tikrit, 180 km north of Baghdad, November 23, 2003.

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The paintings on the walls in one of Saddam's palaces. The photo was taken October 19, 2005.

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The bedroom in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, April 13, 2003.

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The palace of Saddam's eldest son - Uday Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, April 10, 2003. White piano, elevator. The palace was badly damaged during the bombing.

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House First Lady of the Philippines

In 1966, the 10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos became. Along with him in the country reigned first lady - Imelda Marcos. Imelda allowed herself to practically everything. Using millions of public dollars, it is constantly organizing events luxurious, spent untold money on jewelry and clothing, as well for his character and love of expensive, she received the nickname "Steel Butterfly".

In 1981 it has built in his hometown of Tacloban mansion, which has been called by many the presidential palace. This bedroom in the mansion of the former first lady of the Philippines, October 13, 2004.

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And this is a bathroom with Jacuzzi.

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The palace of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, exiled from the country in 2004 after a coup in South Africa, the city of Port-au-Prince, Photo 9 March 2004.

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Residence dictator of Congo

Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Congo with a complicated name Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku wa Ngbendu for Banga came to power November 24, 1965 after the coup d'état and became dictator. He changed the name of the country from Congo to Zaire. From the very beginning of his reign of Mobutu began to purposefully destroy their political opponents, carrying out public executions. Throughout the reign of Mobutu, he had more than once to suppress rebellions and uprisings. In October 1996, a rebellion against Mobutu, who had to flee the country, renamed back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Soldiers and looters in the residence of the former dictator Mobutu, May 20, 1997.

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One of the rooms of the residence of the former dictator Mobutu, November 24, 2010.

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In 1919, the King of Afghanistan, Amanullah, 11 km from the old center of Kabul built his new residence - Darul Aman Palace. For the first time the destruction suffered a palace in 1969 during a fire. Since then he is constantly under the control of troops or rebels. Now one of the symbols of Afghanistan is in ruins. The photo was taken December 3, 2010.

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Beginning in December 2010, protests in the streets of Tunisia forced President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's January 14, 2011 to flee the country, which he ruled for 23 years. The country was a wave of riots and looting. The photo was taken in the former office of Prime Minister.

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Palaces family Muammar Gaddafi

At the end of August 2011, after six months of war, Libyan rebels captured Tripoli - the capital of the country, which was under the control of troops of Muammar Gaddafi. Himself failed to grasp the colonel. September 9, 2011 at the insistence of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the Libyan dictator, was declared the Interpol international wanted list.

Libyan rebels in the palace of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, 31 August 2011.

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The luxury holiday complex of Muammar Gaddafi's family in the district of Ain Zara near Tripoli, August 31, 2011.

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A general view of the country residence of Muammar Gaddafi in the district of Ain Zara near Tripoli, August 31, 2011.

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Mansion son of Muammar Gaddafi, August 30, 2011.

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Bathroom mansion son of Muammar Gaddafi, August 30, 2011.

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Photo for memory. Neighborhood mansion son of Muammar Gaddafi, August 30, 2011.

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Pool suburban residence of Muammar Gaddafi in the district of Ain Zara near Tripoli, August 31, 2011.

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An underground bunker under one of the mansions of Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, 31 August 2011.