Hugo Chavez and Other Dead World Leaders on Display

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Venezuela’s government announced Thursday that late president Hugo Chavez’s body is to be embalmed and displayed inside a glass coffin at a military museum not far from the country’s presidential palace, Miraflores. This sort of prominent public display not only of a dead leader’s final resting place, but of the dead leader’s preserved corpse, places Chavez in the company of revolutionary leaders such as Lenin and Mao, North Korea’s dictatorial father-and-son team, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and others. Here, TIME takes a look at a number of world leaders whose remains have been placed on perpetual display down through the years.

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abbykoshy
abbykoshy

Don't be surprised, most of these leaders were communist. Obviously the people who don't believe in God, make their leaders to be gods. So they embalm and worship them

Pest80321373
Pest80321373

It's a fitting metaphor for the stillborn policies of socialism...

MuhammadKhizirFarooqi
MuhammadKhizirFarooqi

One could not escape the trap of death. So the Venezuelans also mourning the death of  Hugo Chavez like all other Monarchs, Dictators, Democratic Heads or rulers who are now part of history.

goober25
goober25

good riddance to the pig

Raziel
Raziel

Viva el comandante!!