You take things out of context completely. I am not saying he was not loved then, I am saying he is hated by a majority of his own countrymen NOW. If you look at opinion polls of post-soviet Russia, you will find a lot of people love Stalin. The elderly, the middle aged, and the young. Obviously not everyone loves him, I'm sure you can even find people who don't like Gandhi, and Gandhi was a much greater man than Stalin in every way. Mao too, is very popular in China and amongst Chinese diaspora. Both leaders committed atrocities against their own people, but they are still loved quite a bit. Also, you can find remnants of Stalinism in the current Russian political system, Putin especially, and now his protege Medvedev adhere to the ironfist, no nonsense, delivering the goods kind of leadership that Stalin had. Minus the whole genocide, of course. You can still find MANY, MANY statues of Stalin all over Russia. Mao has left a dramatic impact on his country too. Even though his insane cultural revolution killed and displaced millions, it has left a certain kind of political culture on many Chinese, especially peasants and workers. You can find paintings of Mao, statues of Mao all over China. Hitler however, you'd be very hard pressed to find a statue of him that wasn't in the basement of some neo-nazi who lives with his mom. Or perhaps some museum trying to show the darker part of German history. The vast majority of people don't like Hitler in Germany. They are ashamed of him. He's popular with poor white kids, whether in the US, Russia, the Scandinavian countries, etc. I don't like Hitler, Mao, or Stalin. But I can recognize who is popular and who not. and about Castro, of course not everyone likes him. Especially not the Cuban exiles in Miami, but Castro is the reason why Cuba has a higher literacy rate than the US, their literacy rate is at the same level as Canada and many western European countries. They have universal health coverage. There aren't any homeless people, and no one starves. Sure, they are all forced to eat beans and rice three meals a day, but it beats starving. Sure Cuba is hot, and no one has AC, but at the very least, they don't have to live in shanty towns. They just get mediocre apartment buildings. And he never promotes cult of personality. Go to Cuba and you'll see no statues of Castro, no pictures of him on the money, no streets, schools or buildings named after him. Then look at Stalin, Hitler and Mao. They actively forced cult of personality on their people. Anyways, the game is called Civilization, not Uncivilized. Hitler has no place in the normal game. Especially since Germany already has 2 leaders and some civs only have one. Majority of Germans don't like Hitler. At least Mao and Stalin, while hated in the west, are quite loved in China and Russia respectively. (Again, there are exceptions, as nothing is ever completely one way or another way).