- For the ideology most supportive of a one-world government, see Globalism
A one-world government is a 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 control by the United Nations or some other worldwide government. Liberals and globalists see this as a utopian goal, while conservatives see it as a dystopia of tyranny by a relatively small, elite group.
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.
Some theologically conservative Christians expect the Earth to be inevitably, but unfortunately, 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. Theologically conservative/orthodox Christians believe that the ultimate reason for the push for globalism and one-world government is rebellion against God leading up to the Antichrist – rather than submit to God and recognize that only He can unite the world and bring world peace, liberal globalists seek to create utopia themselves and glorify humanity rather than God. Additionally, because Christianity, in the view of liberal globalists, is "exclusionary" – including, but not limited to, its claim that faith in Jesus is the only way to Heaven – they consider it antithetical to the universal values required to "govern the Earth." Some globalists wish to effectively create a unified world religion.
Developments towards a one world government
- See also: War on Sovereignty
Similar to how the vast majority of people opposed homosexuality and its legalization 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 significantly 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.
Strategy to achieving world government
While many of those who either disbelieve or deny the existence of a "War on Sovereignty" imagine it as a very speedy attempt to instantly unite the world into a global government, those who are actively pushing for a one-world government are pursuing a relatively longsuffering strategy that will slowly merge all the countries of the world into each other prior to the official establishment of any world government. They believe this strategy to be the only way it can be successfully achieved. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor, an Obama campaign advisor, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission, admitted this, stating that "we cannot leap into world government in one quick step. The precondition for genuine globalization is progressive regionalization." Organizations such as the EU and NAFTA are examples of this "progressive regionalization."
Additionally, Richard N. Gardner, a former State Department official, wrote in 1974 that a world government could not be established in one step. Rather, he argued that "in short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down," and that "an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old fashioned assault." Gardner's strategy has been fully adopted by globalists, and international organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, Paris climate agreement, and the numerous disarmament treaties are all examples of this strategy in action – eroding sovereignty bit by bit until all the countries of the world are so integrated by the complicated web of international organizations and treaties that the official establishment of a world government can be accomplished seamlessly and would rather be a mere recognition of de facto reality.
Sometimes, the push for global government is concealed behind another stated priority. For example, the UN's programs intended to fight climate change will ultimately result in socialist policies and a world government.
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 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). Globalist politicians discuss creating a "North American Union."
- World Trade Organization (1995)
- Schengen Area (1995), abolishes borders within the EU
- International Criminal Court (1998)
- 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).
- The UN releases its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development strategy, which threatens national sovereignty.
- 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. Two years later, in 2017, the EU agrees on a plan to create a unified military. This push for even greater integration continued.
- United States gives up control of internet domain name system (2016)
- Chapter Seventeen: Globalization – Communism at Its Core. The Epoch Times. February 9, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
- Does the Bible prophesy a one-world government and a one-world currency in the end times? GotQuestions. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- Multiple references:
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- Williams, Thomas D. (January 2, 2020). Former Vatican Chief Slams Globalist Dreams of ‘World Unity’ Religion. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
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- Multiple references:
- Newman, Alex (January 8, 2018). Deep State Behind the Deep State: CFR, Trilaterals, Bilderbergs. The New American. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- Newman, Alex (August 19, 2018). UN “Environmental” Schemes Advance World Government. The New American. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
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- Multiple references:
- Newman, Alex (November 21, 2017). EU Super-state Agrees to Plan for EU Military. The New American. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
- Duke, Selwyn (June 26, 2018). EU Takes Major Step Toward “European Army”. The New American. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
- Newman, Alex (November 14, 2018). Euro-Globalists Pursue EU Military for “Empire of Peace”. The New American. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
- Tomlinson, Chris (May 11, 2019). 21 EU Heads of State Sign ‘Stronger Europe’ Manifesto Demanding More EU Integration. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
- 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.
- Does the Bible prophesy a one-world government and a one-world currency in the end times? GotQuestions.
- Chapter Seventeen: Globalization – Communism at Its Core, The Epoch Times (from How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World).
- What is the New World Order? GotQuestions. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
- Should a Christian be opposed to globalization? GotQuestions. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
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- YouTube: George Bush - New World Order Speech - March 6 1991 - Part 1 Part 2
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