A new world dictator will first reveal himself in the role of a peacemaker in the Middle East. This event will take place during the first stage of the revived Roman Empire, the fourth world empire described by Daniel. Symbolically the new world leader is depicted as “another small horn” who will emerge from the ten-leader oligarchy controlling the political and military power of the West (Daniel 7:8). Daniel described his vision of the new world ruler’s rise to power in these words: “As I was looking at the horns, suddenly another small horn appeared among them. Three of the first horns were torn out by the roots to make room for it. This little horn had eyes like human eyes and a mouth that was boasting arrogantly” (Daniel 7:8). The Group of Ten that consolidates the power and wealth of the Middle East will soon come under the control of this new leader. Bible expositors have concluded that this emerging ruler will first of all subdue three of the original ten leaders and then take control of the entire coalition. The leaders will yield control of the new European Union to this new strong man of the hour. Daniel identified this man as the one who eventually will become the final world dictator, the Antichrist described in Revelation. He is described as different from the other ten leaders, speaking out against God, persecuting believers in God, and growing in power until he controls the entire world for a period of forty-two months. The interpretation given to Daniel is, “Then another king will arise, different from the other ten, who will subdue three of them. He will defy the Most High and oppress the holy people of the Most High. He will try to change their sacred festivals and laws, and they will be placed under his control for a time, times, and half a time” (Daniel 7:24-25). The time period of his absolute rule can be calculated as a year, plus two years, plus half a year—three and a half years (Daniel 12:11; Revelation 13:5).