With today’s death of North Korea’s Kim-Il Sung, Several dictators have been overthrown, killed, or teetering on verge of collapse:
Quadaffi-Overthrown and shot to death
Mubarak-Overthrown, On trial, faces death penalty
Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen-Forced From Office
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia-Forced From Office
Assad of Syria-On the verge of being overthrown, not going down without a fight
This shows you that people are getting tired of being strong-armed by ruthless, violent leaders, and will fight to the end, willing to give their lives. There are several more who may face the same treatment in the coming year.