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.
list ordered by

1
1,083 496
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
422 271
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
443 288
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
343 230
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
350 267
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
283 216
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
293 233
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
269 214
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
212 166
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
239 208
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
205 188
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
229 221
Present-day God

13
213 211
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
156 160
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
159 165
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
138 150
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
159 190
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
134 159
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
127 164
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

20
142 185
World's Greatest Writer

21
128 168
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

22
108 142
The Great Sun of Life

23
103 140
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
125 171
Superior Person

25
104 150
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
93 140
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
106 167
The Saint of All Saints

28
89 147
Sun of the Communist Future

29
86 152
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
83 160
Mastermind of the Revolution