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
721 251
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
301 182
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
319 197
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
248 149
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
260 175
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
211 149
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
222 162
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
199 141
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
150 114
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
185 150
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
160 129
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
171 150
Present-day God

13
168 147
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
117 105
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

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15
123 112
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
104 97
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
127 134
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
101 111
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
105 122
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
113 133
World's Greatest Writer

21
98 115
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

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22
77 105
The Great Sun of Life

23
94 128
Superior Person

24
76 104
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

25
79 113
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
68 103
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
68 106
Sun of the Communist Future

28
74 124
The Saint of All Saints

29
66 115
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
54 113
Mastermind of the Revolution