New World Order (Novus Ordo Mundi) is the term widely used by the government officials and politicians (including President George W. Bush), government websites, embassies, and the CIA. It also refers to a conspiracy theory in which a powerful and secretive group is said to have devised plans to rule the world via a unitary (as opposed to federal) world government - or is already doing so. New world order is an integrative millenarian theory that appears in both religious and secular versions. It emerged as a combination, and recombination, of the reaction by fundamentalist Christian eschatology to New Age ideas, with the long-standing disposition to blame conspiracies for shifting social inequities.  Many believe the idea of the "new world order" originated in the early 1900s with Cecil Rhodes, who advocated that the British Empire and the United States should jointly impose a Federal World Government (with English as the official language) to bring about lasting world peace. Lionel Curtis, who also believed in this idea, founded the Rhodes-Milner Round Table Groups in 1909, which led to the establishment of the British based Royal Institute for International Affairs in 1919 and the U.S. based Council on Foreign Relations in 1920. The concept was further developed by Edward M. House, a close advisor to Woodrow Wilson during the negotiations to set up the League of Nations (it is unclear whether it was House or Wilson who invented the actual phrase). Another important influence was the futurist H.G. Wells, a vigorous advocate for World Government. There is a prediction that the next major historical world upheaval will emerge from the worldwide web. As a sign of the growing influence of the worldwide web in the human civilization today, a group of advocates from different parts of the world, adhering to The Globalist Manifesto are snowballing the formation of a global political party of selected individuals for the formation of a global government. This party may or may not be influenced by "conspirators". Their websites had been rating in the top 10 of the Yahoo and Alta Vista search engines under the topic of "formation of global government". Some of their websites were also in the top ten in the Google search. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy) I personally find the NWO thing a joke. With the difference in cultures, religions, practices.........how would/could there be a world government unless it was completely supressive?