5. His 10 nation union will merge into a world government which he will dominate - Revelations 13:1-2
9. The world government over which he rules will be a red (communistic or socialistic) government - Revelations 17:14
The call for world government has increased in dramatic fashion as of recent. Nothing illustrated this to greater extent than the recent Copenhagen fiasco. In the documents that could have been signed by America's President, a new world environmental governing body would have been created with powers to regulate economies all over the world. This governmental body would have overseen the transfer of wealth from rich countries to third-world countries in order to repay the 'climate debt' that we have accumulated.
Lord Monckton covered this in depth, a speech of his can be heard here.
As the dollar declines in value, there have numerous calls for a new world currency. With global terrorism picking up over the last decade, a call for a global police force has been heard. The transformation of culture & society continues to move toward a more globalized political and economic systems.
How long till we see the 10 kings of Revelation 17 & 18? It may be soon.