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Idi Amin died on Aug. 16, 2003, after multiple organ failure. His family disconnected him from life support. Three years later, his character was famously captured by actor Forest Whitaker in an Oscar-winning performance in the 2006 film, The Last King of Scotland (so named because Amin claimed to be Scotland's uncrowned king).Why did Amin's rule fail in Uganda in the 1970s?
As Amin's rule progressed into the late 1970s, there was increased unrest against his persecution of certain ethnic groups and political dissidents, along with Uganda's very poor international standing due to Amin's support for the terrorist hijackers in Operation Entebbe.Who is general Atena Amin?
Amin was one of the few Ugandan soldiers elevated to officer rank before Ugandan independence in 1962, and he became closely associated with the new nation’s prime minister and president, Milton Obote. He was made chief of the army and air force (1966–70).What did Amin do in the year 1971?
Amin held a state funeral in April 1971 for Edward Mutesa, former King ( Kabaka) of Buganda and President who had died in exile; freed many political prisoners; and reiterated his promise to hold free and fair elections to return the country to democratic rule in the shortest period possible.