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
1,105 501
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
457 292
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

3
436 276
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

4
356 233
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
364 269
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
291 220
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
299 237
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
274 217
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
220 167
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
245 211
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
212 190
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
239 224
Present-day God

13
217 215
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
161 163
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

15
160 170
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

16
140 155
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
163 194
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
136 164
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
131 171
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

20
129 169
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

21
143 190
World's Greatest Writer

22
110 146
The Great Sun of Life

23
106 144
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
127 175
Superior Person

25
107 152
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
96 142
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
112 170
The Saint of All Saints

28
91 149
Sun of the Communist Future

29
88 156
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
85 163
Mastermind of the Revolution