What is New World Order?

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Since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the term “New World Order” has become well-known. There has been, however, no explanation as to what the term really means except that it implied a new spirit of cooperation among the nations of the world in order to further the cause of peace. Peace is essentially and undoubtedly good; therefore the New World Order is good and should be accepted categorically by all the nations of the world.

First of all the term “New World Order” was used about seventy years ago by Adolph Hitler. He exclaimed: “National Socialism will use its own revolution for the establishing of ‘a new world order’.” Edward VIII became King of England on January 20, 1936, but after eleven months he was bound to abdicate the throne for he married a common though an extremely beautiful woman. He became the Duke of Windsor, and afterwards, the governor of the Bahamas in July 1940. He is on record as saying: “Whatever happens, whatever the outcome, a New Order is going to come into the world…It will be buttressed with police power…When peace comes this time there is going to be a New Order of social justice. Then it was New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller who declared about the then U.S. President in a speech as reported by Associated Press on July 26, 1968 “he would work toward international creation of a New World Order.”

During the 1976 Presidential campaign, Jimmy Carter said: “We must replace balance of power politics with world order politics.” On February 14, 1977 Carter said in a speech: “I want to assure you that the relations of the United States with the other countries and peoples of the world will be guided during my own Administration by our desire to shape a World Order that is more responsive to human aspirations. The United States will meet its obligation to help create a stable, just, and peaceful World Order.”

But the man who put the New World Order in the limelight, and did more than anyone to bring about its acceptance, was President George Bush. In a February, 1990 fundraiser in San Francisco, Bush said: “Time and again in this century, the political map of the world was transformed. And in each instance, a New World Order came about through the advent of a new tyrant or the outbreak of a bloody global war, or its end.” Later on in an interview, he said: “When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the United Nations’ founders.” The September 17, 1990 issue of Time magazine said that “the Bush administration would like to make the United Nations a cornerstone of its plans to construct a New World Order.” Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, said that one of the purposes for the Desert Storm operation, was to show to the world how a “reinvigorated United Nations could serve as a global policeman in the New World Order.” Prior to the Gulf War, on January 29, 1991, Bush told the nation in his State of the Union address: “What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea – a New World Order, where diverse nations are drawn together in a common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind; peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future.”

Hence we can see a new world coming into view and prevailing according to the U.S. plans. Winston Churchill had also promised a “world order” entailing “the principles of justice and fair play for protecting the weak against the strong. A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders, a world in which freedom and respect for human rights find a home among all nations. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order.

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