weird The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself  

Mike Rothschild
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List Rules Vote up the strangest, most outlandish titles the North Korean dictator bestowed on himself.

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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1
718 249
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
300 180
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
315 197
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
245 149
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
258 174
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
208 149
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
220 161
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
196 141
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
148 113
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
183 149
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
158 128
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
170 148
Present-day God

13
165 147
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
115 104
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

Kim Jong-il Owns Some Cool S*#t!

15
121 111
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
102 97
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
126 133
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
100 110
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
105 120
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
113 131
World's Greatest Writer

21
98 113
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

22
77 104
The Great Sun of Life

23
94 127
Superior Person

24
76 103
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

25
79 112
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
68 102
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
68 105
Sun of the Communist Future

28
74 122
The Saint of All Saints

29
66 114
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
54 112
Mastermind of the Revolution