Various conspiracy theories have put forward a claim of a growing secretive dictatorial worldwide government called the New World Order. All of these theories have a common theme that a mysterious authority is colluding to rule the entire world by an authoritarian system of government. Many powerful historical and present-day persons have been alleged to take part in the scheme which is purported to be operating through different fake organizations to stage-manage important financial and political events. To achieve this, these people are triggering universal crises by pushing countrywide and worldwide controversial policies.
Conspiracy Theories on Apocalyptic Scenarios
The New World Order conspiracy theory was initially restricted to two counter-cultures in the US in the early 1990s. Primarily, this was the aggressively anti-government right while the secondary part was of fundamental Christianity which was focused with the end time Anti-Christ emergence. However, some skeptics observed that the former’s conspiracy theories had seeped deep into common culture. This, in turn, initiated many people preparing for apocalyptic scenarios near the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.
Since the 19th century, many Christian eschatologists predicted the tyrannical New World Order as a governing structure that would be imposed to fulfill Biblical prophecies about the end time. John Nelson Darby specified the Book of Ezekiel, the Book of Daniel, the Olivet Discourse, and the Book of Revelation. These eschatologists claimed that people who had agreed with the devil to amass wealth and have power were at the forefront to move humanity to accept the government. The government would later impose an imperial cult of an “Unholy Trinity” of Satan, Antichrist, and the False Prophet. In most Christian conspiracy theories, the False Prophet would be the Pope of the Catholic Church.
This is among the world’s oldest familial organizations that arose in the late 16th and early 17th century Britain. With time, numerous allegations and conspiracy theories were directed towards the organization with some purporting that it was conspiring to bring the New World Order. This was especially due to their Masonic symbols and rites that made people believe they practiced Satanism.
Illuminati’s Order was an Enlightenment-age secret society which was founded in Upper Bavaria, Germany on May 1, 1776, by Professor Adam Weishaupt. It consisted of advocates of secularism, freethought, republicanism, liberalism, and gender equality. In late 18th century, conspiracy theorists began speculating that the Illuminati were the masterminds behind the French Revolution after surviving suppression. They were accused of attempting to secretly orchestrate a European revolutionary wave and the whole world so that they would spread their radical ideas and movements.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
This was an originally Russian-published anti-Semitic canard in 1903. It alleged that some Jewish masterminds were plotting to rule the world on behalf of all Jews since they believed they were God’s chosen people. The publication purported to be minutes of a secret meeting of the Jewish masterminds.
Rise of Conspiracy Theories in the 21st Century
There have been numerous conspiracy theories, all having the same allegations. Most of the conspiracies held that there were aliens amongst us and they were shielded from public knowledge by government cover-ups, in what was known as the “Men in Black”. There are beliefs that implementation of the New World Order will be gradual, citing different formations of the IMF, WTO, WHO, and other international organizations.