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
664 220
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
276 159
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
288 176
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

4
226 129
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
238 155
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
191 132
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
203 143
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
180 124
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
172 135
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

10
138 102
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

11
148 115
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
154 135
Present-day God

13
153 134
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
113 99
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

Kim Jong-il Owns Some Cool S*#t!

15
107 93
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

16
95 82
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
95 94
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

18
115 120
Heaven-Sent Hero

19
107 114
World's Greatest Writer

20
98 105
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

21
91 99
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
71 87
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

23
89 112
Superior Person

24
70 91
The Great Sun of Life

25
73 99
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
65 89
Sun of the Communist Future

27
62 91
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

28
61 98
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

29
67 108
The Saint of All Saints

30
51 95
Mastermind of the Revolution