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The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

List RulesVote 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 passed 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 organizations in thrall to the Dear Leader, and some were akin to essentially being the god of your own religion. Even after passing, 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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    1,122
    513

    Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

  • 2
    460
    270

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

  • 3
    474
    287

    Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

  • 4
    372
    226

    Guardian Deity of the Planet

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    379
    257

    Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

  • 6
    299
    210

    Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

  • 7
    307
    219

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

  • 8
    289
    207

    Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

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    219
    158

    Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

  • 10
    242
    192

    Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

  • 11
    251
    201

    Present-day God

  • 12
    221
    177

    World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

  • 13
    220
    198

    Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

  • 14
    170
    151

    Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

  • 15
    163
    155

    Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

  • 16
    138
    150

    Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

  • 17
    156
    174

    Heaven-Sent Hero

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    132
    153

    Superior Person

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    133
    154

    Leader with Extraordinary Personality

  • 20
    145
    170

    World's Greatest Writer

  • 21
    110
    128

    The Great Sun of Life

  • 22
    133
    162

    Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • 23
    122
    149

    Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

  • 24
    107
    132

    Guiding Star of the 21st Century

  • 25
    105
    132

    Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship