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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597 206
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

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2
243 146
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
263 162
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
199 117
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
216 142
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
162 111
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

7
186 133
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
172 122
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

9
159 121
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

10
124 91
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

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130 108
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
139 120
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

13
139 120
Present-day God

14
103 87
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

15
87 73
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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91 82
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

17
109 108
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
98 101
World's Greatest Writer

19
91 95
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

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83 87
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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84 92
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

22
65 79
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

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84 104
Superior Person

24
66 82
The Great Sun of Life

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69 90
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

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61 81
Sun of the Communist Future

27
65 97
The Saint of All Saints

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56 86
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

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56 91
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

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48 85
Mastermind of the Revolution