weird The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself  

Mike Rothschild
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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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611 208
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

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2
251 149
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
269 165
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
203 120
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
219 145
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
191 134
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

7
176 124
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

8
165 116
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
162 124
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

10
126 95
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

11
135 110
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
142 124
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

13
141 126
Present-day God

14
104 91
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

15
89 76
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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94 84
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

17
110 112
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
93 98
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

19
85 90
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

20
98 106
World's Greatest Writer

21
86 95
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

22
86 107
Superior Person

23
66 83
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
67 86
The Great Sun of Life

25
70 94
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
62 85
Sun of the Communist Future

27
58 89
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

28
65 102
The Saint of All Saints

29
58 94
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
48 90
Mastermind of the Revolution