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
1,022 455
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
405 256
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
419 269
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
327 215
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
335 250
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
273 201
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
282 220
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
260 200
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
202 157
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
228 198
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
199 175
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
208 197
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

13
218 208
Present-day God

14
151 153
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

15
149 151
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

16
131 139
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
129 148
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

18
153 179
Heaven-Sent Hero

19
125 156
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
121 153
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

21
138 176
World's Greatest Writer

22
105 134
The Great Sun of Life

23
100 131
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
103 140
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

25
118 163
Superior Person

26
91 132
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
100 159
The Saint of All Saints

28
86 140
Sun of the Communist Future

29
83 147
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
81 151
Mastermind of the Revolution