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
1,089 497
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
427 273
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
448 290
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
347 231
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
353 269
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
285 217
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
294 235
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
270 216
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
216 167
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
242 209
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
207 189
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
233 223
Present-day God

13
215 212
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
157 161
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
159 167
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
138 152
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
136 161
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

18
160 192
Heaven-Sent Hero

19
129 165
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

20
129 169
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

21
142 187
World's Greatest Writer

22
108 144
The Great Sun of Life

23
105 141
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
126 172
Superior Person

25
105 151
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
94 141
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
109 168
The Saint of All Saints

28
90 148
Sun of the Communist Future

29
87 154
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
83 162
Mastermind of the Revolution