There are many positions, decisions or statements issued by many heads of state during their reigns, some of which have been described as strange, and others as strict, as well as the funny.
Away from politics and tensions with the West, particularly with the United States in the file of ballistic missiles and the nuclear program, North Korea has seen various decisions made by its leader Kim Jong-un since his succession to power in 2011, described by Western reports as strange, the man who former US President Donald Trump described as the missile man. He replied that he was “mentally disturbed”.
Among his strange decisions, he determined the hairstyles that distinguished married women from unmarried women, and set up 28 haircuts for men, provided that the two hairs above the ears were shaved, and the length of the hair should not exceed 5 centimeters.
Among the controversial decisions, on the tenth anniversary (last year) of the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December, he issued a decree banning citizens from laughing for 11 days as a period of mourning.
In North Korea, it is forbidden to use the name Kim Jong-un on newborns, to perpetuate his name after him.
Among the harsh decisions that put the offender in prison or lead to execution:
- Watch foreign films or listen to western music.
And recently, the North Korean authorities issued decisions to execute dozens of citizens who watched series from its arch-rival South Korea, and series from the United States of America, while viewers of Indian films, for example, were punished with imprisonment.
- International calls and calls.
- Showing disloyalty such as sleeping while the president is speaking leads to execution.
- An individual commits a crime that could lead to the imprisonment of his family, grandparents and children, in order to prevent him from escaping from prison, and there have been reports of over 200,000 prison camps.
- Since the laws do not allow citizens to leave the country, anyone who tries to cross the border will be shot on the spot.
- For tourists, someone is imposed on them by the authorities as a tour guide, and anyone who tries to bypass the tour group or talk to the locals will be thrown in jail.
The book “Fire and Fury” by journalist Michael Wolff revealed aspects of the personality of former US President Donald Trump, including that he went to his bedroom at 6.30pm, and his love of eating “cheeseburgers”, as well as the placement of 3 TV screens in his room, and his constant obsession with Exposure to poisoning to the extent that he was ordered not to touch any clothes or object, especially his toothbrush, and even changed his bed linen himself.
Among his statements that even angered countries, he described African countries, in addition to Haiti, as “sinks of dirty sewage”, in the context of talking about immigrants to the United States, and that he was sending back immigrants from Norway and not from “sewage” sinks”, which angered the Botswana government.
The latest controversial positions of US President Joe Biden, represented in his behavior in a strange way, during a lightning visit to the Puerto Rico archipelago in the Caribbean Sea in the United States, near the Dominican Republic.
And the video showed that Biden suddenly stopped while walking, looked under his feet for a long time as if he had lost something, and then continued.
Many clips of him were also taken, which showed him exposed to new embarrassing situations, including what happened during his roughly 40-minute speech to a crowd at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, but he ended with a strange incident when the president turned to shake hands with the sky on his right.
In an embarrassment that sparked mockery of Biden’s remarks, in which he described his deputy, Kamala Harris, as “the first lady,” before his wife, Jill Biden, intervened and whispered to him to correct the error .
The 36th president of the United States is considered one of the most bizarre presidents in American history, and one of his strange habits was to give interviews in the bathroom, and presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin describes it saying: “He just didn’t want any conversation to stop, so if you were with him at Anywhere, you wouldn’t ask to stop to go to the bathroom, but would enter the bathroom and tell you, “Come on, finish what you say.”
As for Russian President Vladimir Putin, he does not wake up until 12 o’clock, according to the British newspaper, “Daily Star”, and then eats his breakfast and swims before starting his work.
Putin, “obsessed with information”, starts his work in a wooden office – according to Western media – without computers for fear of any security leaks via the Internet.
And about his phone calls, he makes them via landlines for fear of being overheard.
The personality of the late Ugandan President Idi Amin sparked widespread controversy during his rule between 1971 and 1979. He gave nearly 70,000 Asian residents 90 days to leave the country based on a vision he saw in a dream, in which he claimed that God had inspired him to expel these people. As for the rest of them, they were deported from the cities to the villages.
It is rumored that Idi Amin ordered the invasion of Tanzania in October 1978 to cover up the killing of approximately 500,000 of its citizens at the hands of his regime and the severance of diplomatic relations by all countries with him, and at the same time as a trying to cover up a mutiny in the army.
The President of the Republic of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov asked civil servants who are over forty to dye their hair gray so that it becomes the same color as their gray hair.
In 2019, state institutions, schools and hospitals were forced to buy a new photo of Berdymukhamedov with gray hair, after gray crept over his originally black hair.
On Christmas Day 1989, Romania’s president and the country’s last communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, along with his wife Elena, were publicly executed by firing squad after nearly a quarter of a century in power.
The president was a megalomaniac, fond of giving himself nicknames like “leader” and “genius,” and by 1974 had established a chief executive and made himself a scepter like a king, according to All that Interesting.
Among some of his most outlandish works, Ceausescu destroyed 25 churches and 30,000 houses to build himself a palace that took 700 architects at a cost of $10 billion, which later became the seat of the Roman Parliament, but less if half of the building was used for its massiveness.
As for Libya, its late leader, Muammar Gaddafi, lived most of his time in his spacious tent that he pitched in the desert of Sirte, or in the lobby of his various palaces, where he received his wonderful guests and held conferences , and delivers hours-long speeches, spreading his wisdom, philosophy, insults and thoughts to the world.
Gaddafi’s ideas were and continue to cause widespread controversy in public opinion, particularly the theory of the Jamahiriya, which he sought to explain as a system of government that is neither a monarchy nor a republic, but rather a system of rule by the masses themselves, emphasizing that it is not a president or a ruler, but rather the people governing themselves through conferences The people, who are the source of legislation, and the revolutionary committees, who are the executive body.
However, the case finally ended with the disruption of all state agencies, and all the levers of power, wealth, influence and political thought were in the hands of Gaddafi and a few members of his family and his cronies.