Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin could be considered the most controversial dictators in history, who had a great impact on the world. Stalin and Hitler were terrifying and cruel dictators. Stalin held leadership of the Soviet union from 1929 till his reign ended in 1953.On the other hand Hitler held leadership over Germany’s Nazi Party, and from there took over control power in 1933. Even though they were both strict dictators, Stalin and Hitler saw things in a different point of view. Both leaders had different ideals to a governing state, they had different perspectives to be the successful leaders that they were, and also had different ideas of what they thought of as a perfect world.