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The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself  

Mike Rothschild
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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.

list ordered by
1
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
2
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have
3
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World
4
Guardian Deity of the Planet
5
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius
6
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
7
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States
8
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity
9
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity
10
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven
11
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents
12
Present-day God
13
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
14
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century
15
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
16
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander
17
Heaven-Sent Hero
18
Superior Person
19
World's Greatest Writer
20
Leader with Extraordinary Personality
21
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
22
The Great Sun of Life
23
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds
24
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain
25
Guiding Star of the 21st Century