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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Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have
Guardian Deity of the Planet
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea