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
1,109 504
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
461 294
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

3
438 278
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

4
357 235
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
365 271
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
292 222
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
301 239
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
275 218
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
221 168
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
247 212
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
213 191
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
241 225
Present-day God

13
218 216
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
162 164
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
161 171
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
141 156
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
164 195
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
137 165
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
132 172
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
130 170
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

21
144 191
World's Greatest Writer

22
111 147
The Great Sun of Life

23
107 145
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
128 176
Superior Person

25
108 153
Guiding Star of the 21st Century