- For the ideology most supportive of a one-world government, see Globalism
A one-world government is a utopian goal popular with liberals, globalists, and others ranging from the moderate "Right" to the Left and far-Left, in which all the nations on Earth will (supposedly willingly) abandon their sovereignty to the will of the United Nations or some other worldwide government.
Some people believe that U.S. President George H. W. Bush's "New World Order" speech was a clue that the insiders were about to begin their plan to establish the One-World Government. President George W. Bush helped allay these fears with his obvious contempt for the United Nations.
A one-world government is an ultimate goal of the Left. They believe in the concept that humanity is progressing for the better, and they want to create a utopia where humanity is unified and where there are no wars, conflicts, or borders (cultural and national). Supranational organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, World Trade Organization, and the Paris climate agreement, appear to be the forerunners to a complete one-world government. All these organizations are supported by liberals. A one-world government is the epitome of big government.
Many theologically conservative Christians believe that the Earth will be united under a one-world government, based on Scripture. In the popular Left Behind series, the Antichrist begins his plan by subsuming America into the One-World Government. This is based on the Book of Revelation.
Developments towards a one world government
Similar to how homosexuality and its legalization was viewed by the vast majority of people 50 years prior to its actual legalization, acceptance, and encouragement by society, many people do not believe a one-world government is a realistic or serious idea that could happen in the coming centuries. However, compared to the international situation in the past, such as 1300, 1700, or even 1900 AD, the world in the early 21st century is much more culturally, economically, and politically unified than ever, and becoming increasingly so. The vast majority of the world's nations belong to the United Nations (which has an expansive bureaucracy), the Paris climate agreement, and the World Trade Organization, among other organizations. Leaving these organizations is considered taboo.
Additionally, cultural and economic unification is key to establishing a political one-world government, as can be illustrated in the case of the European Union, which established economic unity prior (free trade, single market) to political unity (no borders, unified currency, common military). Common weights and measures, such as the Metric System, and other forms of economic unification, such as time zones and free trade agreements, are used worldwide, and leaving any of these is considered taboo, detrimental, or even practically unheard of.
This is an incomplete list of historical developments towards globalism and a one world government:
- Age of Exploration. The trend of modern globalization takes root during this time. (ca. 1400–1650 AD)
- Concert of Europe (ca. 1815–1823) – first system, at least in Europe, where nations meet together to resolve disputes and maintain a balance of power. A precursor to the League of Nations and United Nations.
- Adoption of the Metric System (mainly the 19th and 20th centuries) – standardized weights and measures essential for cultural and political unification
- Worldwide Time zones (adopted by most of the world by 1900) – economic and cultural unification essential for political unification
- League of Nations (1920)
- End of World War II. A dominant liberal world order now clearly exists (even though it could be easily seen at the end of World War I), at least among the Western nations. Much talk among Europeans and their leaders over a "United States of Europe"
- United Nations (1945)
- World Bank and International Monetary Fund established (1945)
- European Court of Justice (1952)
- European Union (predecessor founded 1957)
- European Court of Human Rights (1959)
- Dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War (1991). End of the bipolar world order and the beginning of a unipolar or multipolar order, where the world generally had a degree of cooperation and unity with the occasional rogue state (they are called "rogue states" for a reason).
- NAFTA (1994)
- World Trade Organization (1995)
- Schengen Area (1995), abolishes borders within the EU
- Eurozone (1999), single currency for European countries; other nations around the world seek to emulate it
- Donald Trump supports building a border wall, but he is condemned as an extremist for doing so, even though the Chinese, Romans, Israelis, and many others did it successfully (2015/2016)
- Millions of refugees pour into Europe. Leftist politicians want to fulfill their dream of a multicultural society rather than help refugees (2015/2016).
- Paris climate agreement is formed, with nearly every nation in the world being a party to the treaty (2015). Two years later, the United States announces its intentions to withdraw and end implementation, but not without massive protest and pressure from the rest of the world (note that the opposition occurred even despite Trump not choosing to withdraw from the underlying UN treaty).
- United Kingdom votes to leave the EU, and yet the socialistic organization pushes further towards federalism
- United States gives up control of internet domain name system (2016)
- A Chronological History of the New World Order
- Does the Bible prophesy a one-world government and a one-world currency in the end times? GotQuestions. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
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- Solomon, Howard (October 3, 2016). New era in Internet governance starts as US cedes control of domain name system. IT World Canada. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Lieberman, Eric (September 24, 2016). Obama Admin Wants To Surrender US Control Over Internet To Global Bureaucracy. The Daily Caller. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- YouTube: George Bush - New World Order Speech - March 6 1991 - Part 1 Part 2
- YouTube: 1961 speech Eisenhower Warns us of New World Order
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