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
1,297 592
Eternal Bosom of Hot Love
2
509 319
Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have
3
531 339
Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World
4
413 266
Guardian Deity of the Planet
5
423 306
Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius
6
327 239
Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge
7
348 260
Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States
8
335 249
Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity
9
251 190
Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity
10
280 234
Glorious General, Who Descended from Heaven
11
250 213
World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents
12
279 246
Present-day God
13
253 240
Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
14
189 181
Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century
15
188 188
Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness
16
162 176
Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander
17
189 214
Heaven-Sent Hero
18
171 206
World's Greatest Writer
19
153 186
Superior Person
20
154 188
Leader with Extraordinary Personality
21
154 188
Generalissimo of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
22
128 157
The Great Sun of Life
23
146 182
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds
24
122 158
Shining Star of Paektu Mountain
25
124 164
Guiding Star of the 21st Century