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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809 306
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

2
337 208
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have

3
280 167
Guardian Deity of the Planet

4
348 226
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

5
282 197
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

6
247 182
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

7
231 168
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

8
222 161
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

9
169 129
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

10
199 164
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven

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171 145
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

12
188 168
Present-day God

13
180 162
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

14
127 121
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

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131 126
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

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113 111
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander

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136 151
Heaven-Sent Hero

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111 124
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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124 146
World's Greatest Writer

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112 133
Leader with Extraordinary Personality

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105 126
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds

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87 113
The Great Sun of Life

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85 112
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain

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103 142
Superior Person

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86 121
Guiding Star of the 21st Century

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78 111
Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship

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73 117
Sun of the Communist Future

28
80 135
The Saint of All Saints

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70 126
Guarantee of the Fatherland's Unification

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61 124
Mastermind of the Revolution