A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies.
A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of religious or non-political leaders.
Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-Il all utilized the cult of personality in their tyrant regimes. Is it happening here in the U.S.? The young people of a country are often utilized to spread the propaganda. See, for example: