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.
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1
731 258
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
328 201
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

3
310 187
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

4
254 154
Guardian Deity of the Planet

5
264 180
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
215 153
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

7
229 167
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

8
204 146
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
153 117
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
187 154
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

11
161 133
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
170 149
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

13
173 153
Present-day God

14
124 114
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

15
118 108
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

16
105 100
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

17
129 138
Heaven-Sent Hero

18
103 115
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

19
115 136
World's Greatest Writer

20
106 125
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

21
99 117
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

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22
81 106
The Great Sun of Life

23
78 106
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

24
95 131
Superior Person

25
80 114
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

26
68 105
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

27
68 108
Sun of the Communist Future

28
75 126
The Saint of All Saints

29
66 116
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

30
54 115
Mastermind of the Revolution