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
1,155 540
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
454 287
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
473 309
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
367 244
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
380 279
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
302 225
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
288 222
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

8
309 241
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

9
225 171
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
251 216
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
218 194
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
250 229
Present-day God

13
224 220
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
167 167
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
163 174
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
144 162
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
166 201
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
140 171
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
136 176
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
148 193
World's Greatest Writer

21
131 174
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

22
113 150
The Great Sun of Life

23
133 177
Superior Person

24
110 148
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

25
111 155
Guiding Star of the 21st Century