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.
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1
737 262
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
313 190
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
332 206
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
258 157
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
268 183
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
219 156
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
233 170
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
209 149
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
154 121
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
189 157
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
162 136
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
172 153
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

13
175 157
Present-day God

14
120 111
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

Kim Jong-il Owns Some Cool S*#t!

15
125 118
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
107 103
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
130 142
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
105 117
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
118 138
World's Greatest Writer

20
107 127
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

21
100 119
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
83 107
The Great Sun of Life

23
80 107
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
82 115
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

25
95 134
Superior Person

26
71 106
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
70 109
Sun of the Communist Future

28
76 128
The Saint of All Saints

29
67 118
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
55 117
Mastermind of the Revolution