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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874 355
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
358 223
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
367 242
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
292 186
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
295 211
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

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241 179
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
233 172
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

8
256 200
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

9
180 140
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
207 175
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

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180 156
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
202 179
Present-day God

13
187 171
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
135 131
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
136 134
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

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117 119
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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143 159
Heaven-Sent Hero

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115 132
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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129 155
World's Greatest Writer

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117 141
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

21
111 134
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

22
92 120
The Great Sun of Life

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88 119
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

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107 148
Superior Person

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91 127
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

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81 117
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

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78 123
Sun of the Communist Future

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85 143
The Saint of All Saints

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73 133
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

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68 131
Mastermind of the Revolution