When they were average Joe dictators they were called Kings. It's only when we don't agree with their ideology and they force it on others that they are dictators.
King Louis XIV of France for example would be close to an average Joe dictator. He just isn't referred to as such because it was a monarchy. IMHO.
I understand what your saying but there is (even if its small) a difference. I dictator usually comes to power from virtually nowhere where kings inherit their title. Also Monarchies are a strangely stable government where dictatorships are normally short live.
Also, I wouldn't consider monarchs as average joes either.
I don't know how we came to a debate about monarchs vs dictators when the real question remains, how is he going to (cough cough) use a elephant? On second thought don't answer that.
Mugabe is as rotten as they come. I kept up with the latest Zimbabwe "election" if you want to call it that, and I came away appalled.
Besides remote Amazon tribes, North Korea is probably the farthest removed country from Western culture. It's like the last 50 years never happened. Here's an interesting and frightening series of videos:
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