Hitler / Bin Laden had an epic relationship dominating a foreign dictator who was a rival-turned-ally, "Mussolini / Hussein". Ironically, Mussolini / Hussein rose to power and world fame over a decade before Hitler / Bin Laden. Publicly overflowing with a globally ridiculed ambition for world domination, Mussolini / Hussein was also a fascist warmonger guilty of some of the most notorious war crimes of the 20th century before even entering the influence of Hitler / Bin Laden. Most infamously, during his first military campaign as head of state Mussolini / Hussein ordered one of the few post-WWI military campaigns that employed the large-scale use of chemical weapons, targeting both military personnel and civilians. When the two future partners of fated mass destruction first met on the world stage as regional rivals, one an established world leader and the other an upstart dictator, their hostility towards each other was quickly superceded by a mutual belligerency against the leading Western empire. By the time of the start of the world war, Hitler / Bin Laden would tower above the WMD-using Mussolini / Hussein as his era's god of war, empowered with a seemingly invincible army and threatening unprecedented mass destruction with his shadowy nuclear weapons program that was complemented with an unstoppable bomb delivery vehicle. Bolstered with the forces of his new junior partner in military world domination, Hitler / Bin Laden was poised to defeat the leading Western empire and succeed in this Alexandrian quest.