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The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

List RulesVote 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 passed 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 organizations in thrall to the Dear Leader, and some were akin to essentially being the god of your own religion. Even after passing, 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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    1,103
    506

    Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

  • 2
    451
    264

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

  • 3
    464
    283

    Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

  • 4
    365
    223

    Guardian Deity of the Planet

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    371
    253

    Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

  • 6
    294
    206

    Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

  • 7
    302
    215

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

  • 8
    285
    203

    Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

  • 9
    216
    155

    Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

  • 10
    238
    188

    Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

  • 11
    247
    196

    Present-day God

  • 12
    217
    173

    World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

  • 13
    217
    194

    Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

  • 14
    167
    148

    Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

  • 15
    162
    150

    Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

  • 16
    136
    146

    Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

  • 17
    155
    171

    Heaven-Sent Hero

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    110
    124

    The Great Sun of Life

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    131
    149

    Superior Person

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    132
    151

    Leader with Extraordinary Personality

  • 21
    144
    166

    World's Greatest Writer

  • 22
    107
    129

    Guiding Star of the 21st Century

  • 23
    132
    158

    Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • 24
    120
    145

    Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

  • 25
    104
    128

    Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship