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Global Reset: Do Current Events Point to the Antichrist and His Worldwide Empire?



Global Reset: Do Current Events Point to the Antichrist and His Worldwide Empire? PDF

Author: Mark Hitchcock

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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Publish Date: June 14, 2022

ISBN-10: 0785289437

Pages: 208

File Type: Epub

Language: English

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Book Preface

On Sunday night, March 18, 1990, in Boston, Massachusetts, two security guards faithfully stood at their posts keeping an uneventful watch over the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Inside the building, a lifetime collection of masterpieces was carefully housed and protected. But all of that was about to change.

At 1:20 a.m. there was an unexpected knock on the museum’s side door. Security guard Richard “Rick” Abath answered the door to discover two Boston police officers standing there. The officers explained that they were there to investigate a noise complaint. Without hesitation, Abath dutifully buzzed the officers in, whereupon they announced to the two security guards, “Gentlemen, this is a robbery.”

Within eleven minutes, Abath and his coworker found themselves handcuffed, blindfolded, and locked away in the museum’s basement.

Now with free rein in the building, the two armed robbers proceeded to snatch paintings, breaking their protective glass cases and cutting them out of the frames. In eighty-one minutes, the duo had rounded up an assortment of artwork, including Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, and Self-Portrait. Also taken were Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert, sketches by Edgar Degas, and a famous work by Édouard Manet.

The next morning, the two museum guards were discovered still bound in the basement, and the damage assessment began.

During the ensuing investigation, it was determined that the thieves almost certainly had no real expertise in art, as some of the museum’s most priceless items were left untouched. Even so, after all was said and done, the two robbers managed to steal half a billion dollars’ worth of the world’s finest paintings and drawings. It is a story worthy of a true crime mystery novel or a Hollywood movie. Sadly, the stolen artwork has never been found, despite a $10 million reward for information leading to its safe recovery.

To date, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist remains the largest such crime in world history, a brazen theft that still has investigators and law enforcement across the globe scratching their heads.

SOMEONE’S AT THE DOOR

In 2020, while America, along with the rest of the world, was distracted with riots, pandemics, and lockdowns, a meeting was held in the relatively obscure town of Davos, Switzerland. There, world leaders from ninety-one countries, including fifty-three heads of state, along with some of the world’s most influential bankers and financiers, convened for a pivotal summit. These are considered to be the global elites, a veritable who’s who of internationally known, powerful, geopolitical celebrities. But this was not the first such assembly. For forty-eight previous years, the same organization had been sponsoring this event.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German engineer and economist and a former professor of business policy at the University of Geneva. The organization’s stated mission is to “shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”1 Like the aforementioned impostor policemen, their intentions are anything but honorable. Instead, they are standing at the door, armed with a clear and radical vision for Earth and its inhabitants.

Among the attendees at the 2020 summit were Prince Charles of Wales; Ursula von der Leyen (president of the European Commission); Christine Lagarde (president, European Central Bank); Seth F. Berkley (CEO of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations); “His All-Holiness” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (the archbishop of Constantinople–New Rome); and, of course, Klaus Schwab (the founder of the nefarious organization). Also tagging along as a featured speaker was Earth’s favorite teenage wannabe climate expert, Greta Thunberg. President Joe Biden of the United States was the keynote speaker at this conference in 2016, having also attended nine previous years.

But what were they doing there?

The Davos 2020 agenda was themed “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World,” with a focus on “renewing the concept of stakeholder capitalism to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis.”2

However, the January 2020 agenda turned out to be merely the warm-up act for what was to come. In June of that same year, Schwab released a book titled COVID-19: The Great Reset. In it he outlines a proposed plan for leveraging the COVID-19 crisis as a way to address everything from climate change to world economics, human equality, and, of course, pandemics. According to Schwab, “the pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”3

Schwab’s strategy for the planet, as outlined in his book (and representing the official global strategy of the WEF), proposes passing over a threshold that has never before been crossed—and toward a point of no return. The whole idea of a global reset is predicated upon planetary unity between nations. Under a new umbrella of “equality,” individualism and nationalism are portrayed as the enemies. In fact, Schwab describes nationalism as nothing more than the history of nations conquering oppressed peoples. Under globalism, one surrenders all of one’s “privilege”—whether it be from one’s race, gender, or national affiliation. World peace, another element in the plan, is achieved when religious intolerance is erased. There are no borders in this new world of globalism. This philosophy is on full display through President Joe Biden’s porous border policy, as the commander in chief has effectively dismantled Donald Trump’s attempts at securing America’s boundaries.4 Unfortunately, this illegal immigration crisis is not likely to be solved. With globalism, there is also no segmenting between citizens and noncitizens, as we are all world citizens. Those who oppose this growing surge of globalism are perceived as hindrances to progress and peace in the human race. The ideology of a “global environment” is what unites us now, and a one-world government is the ultimate goal. Slogans such as “America First” are labeled as elitist, arrogant, and even a form of white nationalism. But though it is marketed as a sort of “new capitalism,” globalism is actually the antithesis, as it seeks to flatten the curve financially, directly threatening capitalism and a free society—and life as we know it.

Because of imposed COVID-19 restrictions, the January 2021 Davos Conference was held virtually.

Much like the coronavirus, the WEF also began rather stealthily. Fifty years ago, Schwab founded the nonprofit under the name European Management Forum. Since that time, in a spirit of unapologetic hypocrisy, these global one-percenters have flown from all over the world on private jets to import wisdom on how to save the planet from fossil fuel emissions and climate change.

According to founder Schwab, among the chief goals of the WEF is to create a “cohesive and sustainable world.”5 The 2021 gathering was their most relevant to date, as the current global health crisis provided a golden opportunity to accelerate those goals. That year’s agenda included more fully defining the term “stakeholder capitalism,” a phrase used by the WEF and its founder to refer to a new model of doing world business, one where “people and the planet” are the focus. In Schwab’s own words, “the planet is thus the center of the global economic system, and its health should be optimized in the decisions made by all the other stakeholders” (general public).6

Put more plainly, “We the People” now exist to serve the planet and to work for the collective good of all. This effectively translates into old-fashioned socialism. Phrases like “global equity” and “consumption inequality,” though perhaps noble sounding, are laced with an emotional narcotic meant to dull the mind to the WEF’s real agenda: to transform free people into servants of government—and to globalism itself.

Ownership of material goods in their new world agenda is frowned upon. In its place, citizens are expected to more responsibly consume services that are provided to them by companies and governments. And for their part, companies should consider lowering their prices or even “ask themselves whether they could succeed if their product was free.”7

“KNOCK, KNOCK”

The COVID-19 phenomenon that burst across the world in 2020 can only be described as cataclysmic, and some would say even “apocalyptic.” Within weeks of the initial outbreak, governments across the globe were feeling the concentric ripple effects of the growing pandemic. Like islanders hunkering down before a tsunami, nations began bracing themselves for the impact of the ever-widening swath of sickness associated with such devastating plagues. The ensuing dread evoked historical fears dating from the bubonic plague to the 1918 influenza, which killed up to one hundred million people. In short, the COVID-19 epidemic whipped the world into a fear-fueled frenzy. Based on initial forecasts, a common belief was that hospitals would be filled to overflowing and unable to treat the vast numbers of patients brought to their doors. Makeshift triage units were hastily put together as the volume of cases was expected to exponentially explode in the days ahead.

President Donald Trump even sent the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, to New York City harbor in an effort to provide added relief to a projected overstressed hospital system.

However, as it turned out, the virus’s eventual impact proved much weaker than those initial forecasts. The New York Times reported at the outset that we could see well over two million deaths from COVID-19 in the United States alone, while experts were in consensus that the mortality rate was only 0.9 percent, or less than 1 percent.8 Mental images of dead bodies stacked ten high in the streets were soon replaced by more realistic scenarios. Even so, lockdowns, quarantines, and mask wearing quickly became the norm. The Comfort was sent home after treating fewer than two hundred cases, and the number of actual COVID-19 deaths or COVID-19-related deaths never reached anywhere near early predictions. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by August 2020, 94 percent of patients who at that time reportedly died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing [comorbidity] causes.”9 In other words, only 6 percent of reported deaths were due to COVID-19 alone.

Even so, Pandora’s box had been opened.

Though the actual death rates were much less than originally feared, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic nevertheless proved to be immeasurable in both its depth and scope. Who could have imagined that a tiny, invisible virus could have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, only to cripple economies, lock down billions, and reportedly kill millions? But with the virus also came other unintended side effects. What few saw coming were the ways governments worldwide became engorged with a sudden increase of power and control. In an effort to bring calm in the midst of chaos, national and local leaders imposed restrictive mandates on the populace. Self-regulation was quickly replaced with mandatory governmental guidelines. And compliance was compulsory. Lockdowns and the isolation of millions of healthy citizens replaced concerts, church gatherings, and football games. Freedoms were curtailed and fines introduced, with arrest and imprisonment threatened against those who failed to comply. Entire countries effectively shut down. Millions of jobs were lost or suspended, some never to be regained. Thousands of businesses were forced to close their doors. And in spite of welcomed government stimulus checks, the economy sputtered to restart. Over a billion children worldwide were suddenly out of school and at home. And with families confined to their homes for extended periods, mental health experts feared an uptick in domestic abuse, depression, and suicide. Unfortunately, their fears were realized, as a dramatic increase in suicide rates swept across the nation. In California, doctors reported more deaths from suicide than from the coronavirus, seeing “a year’s worth of suicides in just four weeks.” And in one county in Tennessee, “more people died of suicide than in the entire state directly from the virus.”10 Clearly, both individuals and countries struggled to endure and manage this global train wreck.

COVID-19 was like a sudden unforeseen storm out of nowhere, blindsiding us all. Reeling from the impact, we still did what we could to somehow put our lives back together again. Meanwhile, in the midst of the confusing chaos caused by the pandemic, another agenda was being discussed.

THE DAVOS DECEPTION

Because the elite who make up the WEF believe we are a planet in perilous transition, they continue frantically spinning the COVID-19 crisis to their advantage. They do not hide the fact that the globalism they propose is rooted in democratic socialism and world citizenship. That in itself is alarming enough, as the socialist experiment has been a dismal failure in every country where it has been applied. History records that the degree of economic disaster and human genocide left in its wake is almost incalculable.

In the minds of globalists, world history is the tragic tale of endless conflicts in wars between independent tribes and nations. Religion and political persuasions are painted as servants of evil empires whose only goal is to separate, segregate, and dominate. Therefore, they feel compelled to break down the ideological barriers that prevent the rule of equality and ensure “justice for all.”

As a result, a huge component of this radical ideological shift necessitates a “geopolitical reset,” meaning that nationalism (nations governing themselves independently) must be replaced by a global governance system where services, people, capital, and data can be freely exchanged. This is the basic concept of world citizenry, and the European Commission (a politically independent executive branch of the European Union) is the most famous trial run at implementing this ideology among nations.

So globalism becomes the foundation of world citizenry, and individualism must yield to the collective whole. This effectively means the dissolution of borders. No national allegiances. And no patriotism. What unites this new world is the eradication of long-held capitalistic ventures and pursuits. In their place, a socialist, more equitable (and godless) commitment to the earth’s government, and to the earth itself. Father God is officially replaced with Mother Nature. Socialism replaces national sovereignty. Slogans like “God Bless America” are not only cast into the ash heap of history but also branded as outdated, shameful, and even evil. With capitalism and a free society, there are winners and losers—those who succeed and those who fail. The rich and the poor. But under globalism, all people are “equal,” and wealth is redistributed fairly among the masses (at least in theory).

Under globalism, citizens are forcibly transformed from shareholders (with something to gain) into stakeholders (with something to “contribute to the world”). Schwab, as the undisputed godfather of globalism, has drafted a manifesto for this coming new reality, one that outlines a “path that will take us to a better world: one which is more inclusive, more equitable, and more respectful of Mother Nature.”11 By “more inclusive,” he means, in part, no more economic borders. By “more equitable,” he means leveling the playing field between the rich and the rest of us. And by “more respectful of Mother Nature,” he means taxing citizens into oblivion if they consume the earth’s resources (gas, oil, electricity), which, in turn, promotes a more climate-friendly existence. Under a globalist regime, the collective well-being of the planet and its people takes precedence over gross domestic product growth. Essentially, one’s personal energy and economics now exist for the good of others and not just oneself.

Since 1971 Schwab and his fellow earth-shaping comrades have convened each year to brainstorm concerning how to overtake existing national infrastructures and turn them into spokes in a global wheel, which feeds into a unified central world government. The self-labeled “Davos Agenda” is an integral part of his vision to “reimagine our world.”12 Quoting a Singaporean diplomat, he and his coauthor, Thierry Malleret, liken the seven-plus billion people on planet Earth not to those who inhabit “one hundred separate boats [countries]” but rather to people living in “193 cabins on the same boat.”13 Therefore, if the boat we are all on suddenly contracts a virus (think COVID-19), we should not selfishly be concerned with our own cabins (countries) but also the corridors through which the virus travels (i.e., other countries and the whole world).

The globalist leader rightly connects the dots between infectious pandemics and global governance failures, social instability, and fiscal crises. The Bible prophesied such connected phenomenon two thousand years ago (Revelation 6:1–8). He also links the potential domino effects of other ripple-causing events—such as natural disasters, human-made environmental disasters, state collapses, national financial failures, and widespread cyber-attacks. In light of these realities, globalists like Schwab are intentional about accelerating their one-world agenda before the clock strikes midnight and a mass extinction event threatens the planet. From Schwab’s perspective, he has good reason to do so. As of 2021, the official “Doomsday Clock” was set to “100 seconds to midnight,” meaning the existential threat to humanity on a global scale is closer now than it has ever been in human history.14

The bottom line is that the world must come together, and right now. To do this, the planet must reboot. Hence, a global reset.

Fortuitously, the COVID-19 crisis turned out to be a gift for the globalists, opening the door for nations across the world to lay aside their differences in order to form alliances for the greater good of the world and its people. “Global governance” is exactly what it sounds like. Nations become “nation-states,” subsisting under the umbrella of a centralized authority. Their agenda promises to fundamentally change the world and the way it operates, much like when former president Barack Obama pledged to fundamentally change America. What truly saddens the WEF is that they presently live in a world in which “nobody is really in charge.”15 In their worldview, nations are essentially seen as children who simply cannot govern themselves or get along with one another. Therefore, what is needed is an authority figure, or “parent,” an entity whose role is to regulate and direct them. That authority would be this centralized world government. By their own admission, the United Nations is impotent, the World Health Organization is underfunded, and the European Commission is ineffective in sufficiently filling the present vacuum of leadership.

We must, therefore, “reset.”

However, there are obstacles in their path, one of the largest having been former president Donald Trump and his administration, who stood squarely in the way of this progress. To move forward with their agenda, Trump needed to be removed from power.

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING

Another essential component of this globalist agenda is harvesting and maintaining the constant gathering of information from individuals. To keep a society healthy from pandemics like COVID-19, for example, the government must mine data from its citizens in order to know who has been sick, who is infected, and the whereabouts of those who have been exposed to such viruses. Technologies like contact tracing and tracking are thus justified and employed. Schwab and Malleret write:

Contact tracing and tracking are both terms used interchangeably, yet they have slightly different meanings. A tracking app gains insights in real time by, for example, determining a person’s current location through geo-data via GPS coordinates or radio cell location. By contrast, tracing consists in gaining insight in retrospect, like identifying physical contact between people using Bluetooth.16

However, they also admit that the same type of tracing could be implemented digitally under different forms. For example, countries like China and South Korea have used more “coercive and intrusive measures of digital tracing.”17 They have tracked individuals without their consent through their mobile phones and credit card data, and even used video surveillance on them. In Hong Kong some individuals have been forced to wear electronic bracelets when arriving in the country so that they could be monitored and tracked and also to alert individuals around them that they may be susceptible to being infected. Schwab and Malleret admit that this technology could be used in the name of public health for “political means and more sinister ends.”18

But it does not necessarily stop there. Historian Yuval Noah Harari penned an article imagining what this totalitarian surveillance could look like. He writes:

Consider a hypothetical government that demands that every citizen wears a biometric bracelet that monitors body temperature and heart-rate 24 hours a day. The resulting data is hoarded and analyzed by government algorithms. The algorithms will know that you are sick even before you know it, and they will also know where you have been, and who you have met. The chains of infection could be drastically shortened, and even cut altogether. Such a system could arguably stop the epidemic in its tracks within days. Sounds wonderful, right?

The downside is, of course, that this would give legitimacy to a terrifying new surveillance system. If you know, for example, that I clicked on a Fox News link rather than a CNN link, that can teach you something about my political views and perhaps even my personality. But if you can monitor what happens to my body temperature, blood pressure and heart-rate as I watch the video clip, you can learn what makes me laugh, what makes me cry, and what makes me really, really angry.

. . . The same technology that identifies coughs could also identify laughs. If corporations and governments start harvesting our barometric data en masse, they can get to know us far better than we know ourselves, and they can then not just predict our feelings but also manipulate our feelings and sell us anything they want—be it a product or a politician. Biometric monitoring would make Cambridge Analytica’s data hacking tactics look like something from the Stone Age. Imagine North Korea in 2030, when every citizen has to wear a biometric bracelet 24 hours a day. If you listen to a speech by the Great Leader and the bracelet picks up the tell-tale signs of anger, you are done for.19

Should a crisis be severe enough (i.e., another global pandemic), such monitoring in some form could be justified in the name of public health, personal safety, or responsible citizenship. Of course, we are not there yet, and the WEF is not currently advocating such surveillance. But if the right (evil) person occupied the primary seat in a future global government, this type of control technology could be a potential option.

Schwab and his WEF cohorts from around the world are unequivocally advocating for this great reset, about which he boldly asserts, “Without delay, we need to set [it] in motion,” adding that it is an “absolute necessity.”20 President Joe Biden ran for office under the slogan, “Build Back Better,” a catchphrase taken directly from the WEF’s globalist playbook.21

With COVID-19 the narrative of fear and death gained traction. The planet bought into mask mandates and submitted to lockdowns, social distancing, and sheltering at home, and in doing so relinquished control of their way of life. On the heels of these restrictions, the introductions of various vaccines began rolling into communities like ice cream trucks in a neighborhood full of kids. Millions lined up to be injected with what amounted to be experimental drugs that failed to provide actual immunity after all, only helping mask COVID-19’s symptoms.22 Children were targeted next, with the CDC recommending the jab for kids as young as five.23 In Israel, where nearly 80 percent of the population received the shot, COVID-19 cases nevertheless surged among the vaccinated.24

This overall crisis was the open door the WEF had waited for. In order to fix the planet, it was concluded, they would first have to remake it. And that would mean seizing the moment and making their move. They are not finished. What is at stake here is much more valuable than a gallery full of priceless art. It is more like a universal heist. A global reset.

In other words, they are at the door and plan to steal the world.

RETURN TO BABYLON

These realities are alarming by themselves. And yet there remains a deeper, more sinister agenda embedded within. According to prophecies found in the Bible, a one-world government will indeed emerge in the end times. To more fully understand this coming kingdom, we have to grasp how both Daniel and Revelation describe it. In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream where he saw a very large statue made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay. Each of these metals, we discover, represents world kingdoms corresponding to Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Then, in chapter 7, Daniel had his own dream-vision concerning these same empires, only they were portrayed not as components of a statue, but rather as four ravenous beasts—a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a fourth beast described as “dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong” (Daniel 7:7). This beast had iron teeth and crushed and trampled down its opponents. It is also described as “different from all the beasts that were before it,” having “ten horns” (7:7).

The angel later explained to Daniel that these ten horns represent “ten kings” who rule over their own kingdoms (7:24; see also Revelation 13:1; 17:12). However, what is important to note here is that historically Rome never actually existed in a ten-kingdom conglomerate. Therefore, we can safely conclude that this expression of the Roman Empire must be in the future. In other words, Scripture predicts a Revived Roman Empire that will arise in the last days. Rome 2.0, if you will.

The apostle John confirmed this same formation of an end-times world kingdom. “And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names” (Revelation 13:1).

Concerning the seven heads, they were later revealed to signify seven successive world regimes: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the kingdom led by the Antichrist—namely, a Revived Roman Empire (Revelation 17:9–10). The angel giving John this apocalyptic revelation specifically explained, “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast” (vv. 12–13). Just a few verses later, John was told that this one-world, unified kingdom is a part of God’s sovereign, prophetic plan. “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled” (v. 17). This not only tells us how sovereign God is but also how specifically every one of these future prophecies will come to pass (Job 42:2; Matthew 5:17–18; 24:34–35; Revelation 4:1).

According to Revelation 13:3, 7, this future unified government will encompass the whole earth. It will directly be energized by Satan for the ultimate purpose of ruling over all the earth and being worshiped by its inhabitants (Revelation 13:12, 15–16). This, Scripture tells us, has been the devil’s ambition since the day he aspired to overthrow heaven (Isaiah 14:12–15; Ezekiel 28:11–19).

What is significant, however, about this coming one-world government is that current global conditions appear to be harbingers for its (perhaps) soon appearance. Like dominoes, one significant earthshaking occurrence leads to the next . . . and to the next. Though humanity has seen multiple attempts in the last hundred years to achieve global cooperation and world peace—the League of Nations in 1919, the United Nations in 1945, the European Union in 1958, and the WEF in 1971—none has succeeded. And Scripture’s Revived Roman Empire has yet to materialize. Interestingly, when the European Union was founded, representatives from six nations (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany) convened on Capitoline Hill, the site of multiple temples to an array of pagan gods. It was there they inked the deal on a historic document, aptly named, the Treaty of Rome.25

Other multinational gatherings and summits have followed, but none so intentional as the recent agenda of the WEF. This is not to suggest that the WEF is the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophetic vision. There is no way to definitively know this at our present place in God’s prophetic timetable. However, it is to say that the spirit of their agenda undoubtably dovetails rather seamlessly with the future empire predicted in Scripture. As we (hopefully) exit the tunnel of the planetwide COVID-19 crisis, this recent push for global convergence is the most significant prophetic foreshadowing of what is to come.

The prophecies made by Daniel and John appear to be coming together at an accelerated rate, faster than at any time in modern memory. In short, never has the idea of a one-world government been as palatable to the international community as it is right now. And that should get our attention.

Two years before the now-famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist, its board of directors were told that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had foiled a plan by thieves to rob the museum. Urged to invest in theft insurance, they refused, perhaps because the $3 million policy was greater than their annual operating budget. Or they may have concluded that, were they to be robbed, no amount of money would be able to replace the priceless works of art housed there. Whatever the case, following the heist, not a penny was ever claimed or awarded to them. Today if you visit the museum, you will see empty frames once graced by glorious masterpieces. And by every indication, those works will likely never be recovered. They were stolen and are lost to history.

The Bible prophesies the inevitable capitulation of nations and their convergence into a global governing body during the last days. This act will bring about the fulfillment of many other ancient apocalyptic prophecies. And just like a grand heist, it will catch most of the world by surprise, leaving an empty void where sovereign nations once stood.

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