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Global domination, global conquest, taking over the world, world conquest, or world domination is an ambitious goal in which one government, one ideology or belief system, or even one person, seeks to secure complete political control of the entire planet. It can be considered the extreme form of global hegemony. An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ... Hegemony (pronounced or ) (greek:ηγεμονία) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. ...


Though it is debatable if a planet as complex and diverse as Earth could ever be successfully "dominated" by a single central authority in this way, the concept of global domination has long been a popular theme in both history and fiction. Earth (often referred to as The Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth in order of size. ...

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Ideologies

Many proselytising religions such as Islam and Christianity are universalist, viewing it as their task to convert as many people as possible to their religion, without restrictions on national or ethnic origin. This spiritual domination (see, for example, Kingdom of Heaven) is usually by most people seen to be distinct from a temporal domination, but certain fringe groupings within these religions have an established goal of global theocracy. The English language word proselytism is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix pros (towards) and the verb erchomai (to come). ... For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recounted in the Gospels. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Universality (philosophy). ... The Kingdom of Heaven (or the Kingdom of God, Hebrew מלכות השמים, malkhut hashamayim, Greek basileia tou theou) is a key concept detailed in all the three major monotheistic religions of the world — Islam, Judaism and Christianity. ... The term theocracy is commonly used to describe a form of government in which a religion or faith plays the dominant role. ...


Similarly, some devoted adherents of many different ideologies, such as anarchism, American Democracy, communism, neoconservatism, social democracy, liberalism or libertarianism view their credo as the ideal form of societal organisation, and actively encourage its implementation throughout the world. The period of the Cold War in particular was seen as a period of intense ideological polarization across the globe, with supporters of the two rival camps expressing hope that their ideology would emerge triumphant over the other and become the pre-eminent form of government worldwide. Elements within the allied blocs led by the Soviet Union and the United States accused each other of having objectives of global domination. Anarchism is the name for both a political philosophy and manner of organizing society, derived from the Greek αναρχία (without archons or without rulers). Thus anarchism, in its most general meaning, is the belief that all forms of rulership are undesirable and should be abolished. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... For other uses, see Neoconservatism (disambiguation). ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... This article discusses liberalism as a major worldwide political ideology, its development, and its many modern-day variations. ... Libertarianism is a political philosophy[1] advocating that individuals should be free to do whatever they wish with their person or property, as long as they do not infringe on the same liberty of others. ... The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their military alliance partners. ...


After the end of the Cold War, and the Soviet Union's collapse, Francis Fukuyama in The End of History predicted that liberal democracy would become the favoured form of government throughout the earth. This period was called by some the new world order. Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952 in Chicago) is an influential American philosopher, political economist and author. ... The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay The End of History?, published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The term new world order has been used to refer to a new period of history evidencing a dramatic change in world political thought and the balance of power. ...


Regimes

Before modern times, the reach of political control and military force was limited by rudimentary transportation technologies and knowledge of geography. The Roman Empire had goals of global domination, and indeed the empire was able to conquer most of the "known world" (i.e., the Mediterranean) throughout its long history. Others who succeeded in conquering large portions of the "known world" include Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan. Throughout history there have been many secret shadow societies and brotherhoods dedicated — at least in literature and apocryphy — to taking over the world or are supposed to have already done so: the Illuminati, the Templars, etc. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Sikandar - Simas Lover. ... Genghis Khan (c. ... The Illuminati is the name of many groups, modern and historical, real and fictitious, verified and alleged. ... The Seal of the Knights — the two riders have been interpreted as a sign of poverty or the duality of monk/soldier. ...


French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had sights on global domination, and is often thought of as being the quintessential global conqueror. The popular board game Risk ("The Game of Global Domination") is largely based on the campaigns and methods of Napoleon. An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... A board game is any game played on a board (that is, a premarked surface) with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across the board. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game produced by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. ...


The British Empire came closest to achieving global domination, at least in demographic and geographical terms, gaining direct political control of about two fifths of the world's population and about one quarter of its land area, and hegemony over nominally independent areas such as parts of China. The Empire is generally considered to have arisen as a result of Britain's trade objectives rather than an attempt to establish military dominion, however, and was dismantled after World War II without substantial bloodshed. The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Hegemony (pronounced or ) (greek:ηγεμονία) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. ...


Closest to world domination in territorial terms were both the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal when they both got merged in 1580 (They were be separated again in 1640) during the reign of Philip II. The Portuguese-Spanish Empire covered almost all South and Central America ,as well as an important part of the lower zone of North America, almost all african maritime territories and other important regions such as the Philipines, Holand (Independence in 1588) and a big part of the italian peninsula. See: Philip II of Macedon Philip II of Spain Philip II of France This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


In World War II, the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler had ambitious plans for directly controlling all of Europe, and then obtaining a position of power that would make them a formidable superpower in global politics. Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian... National Socialism redirects here. ... Hitler redirects here. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the aftermath of the Cold War, critics of American foreign policy have argued that the United States seeks, or indeed actually has, global hegemony. Ironically, some calls to unite anti-globalization movements around the globe may be also seen as utopian attempts to take over the world from corporate powers. The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their military alliance partners. ... President of the United States, George W. Bush (right) at Camp David in March 2003, hosting the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. ... Hegemony (pronounced or ) (greek:ηγεμονία) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A corporation is a legal person which, while being composed of natural persons, exists completely separately from them. ...


Global domination in popular culture

  • Global domination is frequently used in some science fiction stories (e.g., Star Trek) as a desirable, praiseworthy, and inevitable step in the progress of human civilization. Others treat it as the sinister ambition of the story's villain. This in turn is often a source of parody, frequently in cartoons such as Pinky and the Brain in which a super-intelligent lab mouse tries to concoct elaborate schemes to take over the world, but is constantly thwarted by the dull-witted companion upon whom he relies. The cartoon's famous catchphrase is: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?" "Same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to take over the world!"
  • Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, has also semi-seriously described his goals as "world domination, fast." Because of the ubiquity of Microsoft products in the computing world, company founder Bill Gates has been parodied as seeking world domination.
  • World domination is the most common plot line in the James Bond movie series. In Dr. No, the famous spy is already weary of foes who seek to dominate the globe and calls it "the same old dream".
  • The board game Risk often labels itself as the "world domination game" or the "game of global conquest".
  • A great many video games, often in the strategy genre, have a goal of global domination - for example, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, the Civilization series, the SuperPower series of games, and, to a lesser extent, the Command & Conquer series.
  • In various episodes of Family Guy, Stewie Griffin states his goal of conquering the world, though when he meets his 35-year-old self, he finds out that he gives up on the dream.
  • One possible aim in a nationsim is world domination.

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See also

New World Order (Novus Ordo Mundi) refers to a conspiracy theory in which a powerful and secretive group (Illuminati, Freemasons, etc. ... World government is the concept of a political body that would make, interpret and enforce international law. ... A conspiracy theory attempts to explain the ultimate cause of an event (usually a political, social, or historical event) as a secret, and often deceptive, plot by a covert alliance of powerful people or organizations rather than as an overt activity or as natural occurrence. ... The Illuminati is the name of many groups, modern and historical, real and fictitious, verified and alleged. ... 1992 Russian edition of the Protocols, adapting Eliphas Levis portrayal of Baphomet. ... A social network is a social structure made of nodes which are generally individuals or organizations. ... Systems theory is an interdisciplinary field which studies relationships of systems as a whole. ... Unrestricted Warfare is the English title of a book on military strategy written in 1999 by two Colonels in the Peoples Liberation Army, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui. ...

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Global domination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (941 words)
Global domination, global conquest, taking over the world, world conquest, or world domination is an ambitious goal in which one government, one ideology or belief system, or even one person, seeks to secure complete political control of the entire planet.
The Roman Empire had goals of global domination, and indeed the empire was able to conquer most of the "known world" (i.e., the Mediterranean) throughout its long history.
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had sights on global domination, and is often thought of as being the quintessential global conqueror.
Global domination - definition of Global domination in Encyclopedia (758 words)
Global domination, global conquest or world domination is an ambitious goal in which one government, one ideology or belief system, or even one person, seeks to secure complete political control of the entire planet Earth.
French dictator Napoleon Bonaparte had sights on global domination, and is often thought of as being the quintessential global conqueror.
Global domination is also frequently used in science fiction as the sinister ambition of the story's villain.
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