weird The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself  

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Kim Jong-Il was North Korea's dictator from 1994 to 2011. As leader of the world's premier cult of personality, Kim's name was never to be mentioned without official superlatives. And there were a lot. According to The Economist, Kim died with over 1,200 different titles bestowed on him, from variations on "dear leader" (great, brilliant, unique, etc.) to unearned military titles to flowery, operatic nonsense. Which of the many, many Kim Jong-Il fake titles make you laugh out loud?

From his first steps into North Korean royalty to his last days leader, Kim kept piling up honorifics, titles, and designations. Some were given by the state-run media, others by governmental bodies in thrall to the Dear Leader, and some were akin to essentially being the god of your own religion. Even in death, he kept piling up titles, being named "Eternal General Secretary of the Party" in 2012.

Here are some of the strangest, most ludicrous and totally made up titles North Korea's late Dear Leader gave himself during his lifetime.
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Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

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+ - 208 111
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

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+ - 216 118
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

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+ - 164 88
Guardian Deity of the Planet

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+ - 184 111
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

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+ - 141 88
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

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+ - 157 103
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

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+ - 152 103
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

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+ - 136 98
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

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+ - 105 75
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

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+ - 121 97
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

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+ - 113 90
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

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+ - 115 97
Present-day God

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+ - 89 74
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

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+ - 102 90
Heaven-Sent Hero

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+ - 73 61
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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+ - 77 68
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

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+ - 86 82
World's Greatest Writer

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+ - 74 73
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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+ - 78 81
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

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+ - 68 74
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

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+ - 63 74
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

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+ - 72 86
Superior Person

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+ - 55 69
The Great Sun of Life

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+ - 54 68
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

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+ - 53 67
Sun of the Communist Future

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+ - 57 81
The Saint of All Saints

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+ - 48 72
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

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+ - 43 69
Mastermind of the Revolution

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+ - 46 77
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification