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.
list ordered by

1
970 409
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
387 242
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
398 259
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
314 202
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
320 234
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
262 190
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
248 187
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

8
273 211
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

9
193 150
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
216 187
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
194 165
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
211 195
Present-day God

13
200 186
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
146 141
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
145 144
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
127 129
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
149 170
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
123 142
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
134 166
World's Greatest Writer

20
116 143
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

21
120 149
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

22
99 125
The Great Sun of Life

23
95 124
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
99 134
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

25
113 156
Superior Person

26
86 125
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
94 151
The Saint of All Saints

28
82 134
Sun of the Communist Future

29
81 142
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
78 145
Mastermind of the Revolution