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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750 267
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
322 192
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
336 211
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
265 158
Guardian Deity of the Planet

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273 184
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

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240 170
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

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216 149
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

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223 158
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

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158 121
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

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192 157
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

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167 136
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

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179 157
Present-day God

13
175 154
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
123 112
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

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127 118
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

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109 104
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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134 142
Heaven-Sent Hero

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108 118
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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104 119
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

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120 139
World's Greatest Writer

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109 127
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

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85 107
The Great Sun of Life

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82 107
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

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84 115
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

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98 134
Superior Person

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75 106
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

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71 110
Sun of the Communist Future

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69 118
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

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77 130
The Saint of All Saints

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58 117
Mastermind of the Revolution