Everyone knows when you're the dictator of a country, it's your job to set the fashion standards. These dictators knew that in the midst of genocide in your nation, its important to rule with a strong and highly decorative fist.
Billy Madison once said, "Off to school, off to school, to prove to daddy that I'm not a fool". Luckily for him, his dad didn't insist on taking an awkward photo of him for his departure. Luckily for us, these parent's decided to.