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New World Order (conspiracy)
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The term New World Order refers to a belief among apocalyptic religious and various political groups, especially in the United States, that some powerful secret group has created a secret plan, known as the New World Order (NWO), to rule the world via a world government. The belief may stem – at least partly – from the phrase New World Order, which has been used in politics for much of the Twentieth Century. See New World Order (political).
There are a number of different ideologies related to this belief; some groups are religiously motivated, and believe that the agents of Satan are involved. There are others without a religious perspective on the matter, known as illuminus. They operate outside of social, legal and political restraint, gathering information and evidence on world events that are considered instigated by another group of illuminated individuals called the Illuminati. While the Illuminati supposedly work behind the scenes to create conditions favorable to a New World Order, the illuminus gather evidence and take direct action, influencing groups to prevent the New World Order attaining a foothold. These illuminus believe that the totalitarian society has already arrived in a subtle form.
The understanding of these believers is that the NWO will be created by a military coup, using UN and American troops, against all the nations of the world to bring about the One World Government. There was a belief among some believers in this thesis that this process would begin in 2000, set in motion by the predicted Y2K computer crisis causing widespread social disorder.
Other perspectives on this matter relate to globalization and various intellectual movements evolved from Marxist "internationalist" ideology, such as Social Democracy and Socialism, aiming to homogenize cultures and values by political normalization, as pointed out in the European Union's gradual "communitarian construction" scheme of a common economic and legal framework for all countries. Some political groups, such as the Club of Rome and the Socialist International (to which the French, British and German parliamentary Left-wing parties belong), openly advocate these goals.
Some predictions made by users of this term of events that will occur under the NWO include:
The abolition of private property rights and gun ownership
world-wide perequation under UN control
all national and local elections controlled by the UN
the US constitution replaced by the UN charter
only approved religions will be allowed to exist – as parts of the One World Religion, or alternatively mandatory secularism with all religions made illegal
interdiction of politically incorrect opinions by UN laws and charters, such as statements deemed discriminatory, critical of minorities, anti-feminist, anti-homosexual or illiberal
home schooling will be illegal and there will be a UN-approved curriculum
even more radical perspectives fear military bases will be turned into concentration camps to confine those who defy the NWO, as prisoners of opinion.
Loss of the Freedom of speech.
Although the UN is often used as a central figure in these actions, sometimes Jews, Communists, US Government, extra-terrestrials (typically the "Greys"), the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, Freemasons, the Illuminati, and similar bodies are included in the conspiracy. The NWO conspiracy is often assumed to be primarily generated by political conservatives and other right wing types who fear the loss of their ideological freedom and favorite policies. However, similar conspiracy theories about a sinister elite secretly planning for a new global order are not uncommon on the political left, either.
See also New World Order (political)