Lovely, this is quite a fresh article. I am not a specialist in any field (I might know more in one or more fields than most do), but I bet that my input might be interesting enough to spark a response from the most scholarly of individuals.
First off, before we delve into History, and Archaeology, we need to make a few things clear (mainly, religion and politics). Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Catholicism are the Four Main Religions in the world. (The reason why I differentiate Christianity and Catholicism is purely because - its ancestors... ah... assassinated Jesus and the Apostles. So ye, big difference.)
Moving along. Politics is a very important thing to consider before getting into History or Archeology. First off you need to understand how Governments in general are run. You need to understand that the law and order of all government is subject to the will and whim of the rich. American Legislature was shaped by the rich. European Law was formed by the wealthy. The people, the middle class feed the noble-upper class tax. The military hover between the people and the elite. And ever single country in the world (all 200 and more) has a history, has a tiff, a past, a vendetta, a feud against some neighboring nation, community, province, state or family. Every country has its fair share of grudges. Those grudges are SOCIALLY past on from one generation to the next, via culture. Culture becomes HIGHLY racialised and prejudice through the force of Pop Culture (all cultures has some kind of oriental/indigineous origin - and it's generally PASSIVE and not dangerous, excepting the Incas, Mayans and Vikings - but who knows? Maybe someone wanted to tarnish the history of those people with lies.)
__My latest discovery is that every single CIVILIZATION starts out young... when they get old, they sort of mature, but almost always they take on some sort of communist, socialist and fascist form of government: one party, no separation of powers, everyone totally uninterested liberty and freedom. China and Russia are brilliant Examples. Mao killed 80 million, hitler killed six million, and some more I believe. The sad reality that I discovered through observing Civilization is that even the oldest (Egypt), which was, I think 8000 or so years old, came to an end. I believe it was the Romans who destroyed them. Something to do with Cleopatra no doubt.
Gog and Magog.
Germany is a very new country. (You'd have to study some politics to know that.) Germany used to be part of several different countries, including The Vatican, The Roman Catholic Empire.
Russia (along with all the other Germanic tribes) is where this term barbarian comes from. Russia is humungous, but it has a primitive military to the Commonwealth and America.
Catholicism predates Christianity (not Classical Judaism), but it took on that name Catholicism when Christianity appeared, to accommodate Christianity. (Catholicism is simply the idea that all religions must come together.) The Politics of Catholicism and Islam is exactly the same, the cultures and ancestry of the Roman and Arabian people are very different. Roman descendants are naturally more philosophical, and the Arabian more religious. Both Superpowers are one in their opposition against Christianity, Judaism and Classical Judaism.
Asia, for thousands of years (and still) has been raped and pillaged by many dictators. Japan, during Tokugawa period assassinated 35 000 (an entire province) of it's Christian sympathizing citizens. Ghengis Khan and the Monguls pretty much paved the way for Mao and Pol Pot to rape asia of it's agriculture and the strength of it's good people.
Africa seems to be the resource hub of the world. And so technologically it is mundane. Technology and civilization create a far too rapid way of doing things. Indecisiveness and Mistake making are the Key Characteristics of advanced Civilizations. Africa has some part of peace due to it's lag.
America and Europe and the Commonwealth (whether they like it or not) have completely inherited the banner of Judeo-Christianity. It does not matter that America has a Muslim Leader now, or that UK seems to favour Socialism, they are Judeo-Christian territories.
Australia fits in with the UN and USA. All the little islands speckling the sea are scientifically speaking perfect locations for forms of government, technology and science that civilizations are not yet ready for.
Civilization is created out of bloodshed. Whether we like it or not, ancestry and culture enjoy passing those grudges onto the next generation.
Gog and Magog are mentioned in the Book of the Apocalypse (Revelations). Most people do not like this book, but the third verse clearly states that whoever reads it aloud will be blessed.
There are three characters in this book: The Harlot, The Beast and The Antichrist. You need to pay close attention if you want to know who Gog and Magog are. I will just discuss the three for now.
The Harlot is the one who was drunk on the blood of Jews, and the progenitor of prostitution culture. All old civilizations in the world are guilty of these two things. And the Harlot is accused of making the whole world drunk. The Empire with the largest territory in the world is without a doubt the Catholic Empires. During the Black Plague it Horded 40% of the worlds gold. The first Empire was THE EGYPTIAN. The Persians eventually conquered it, then the Romans used Islam to concur Egypt and the middle east. Islam and Catholicism have the same business interests. Classical Judaism is extinct. Christianity has taken over from Traditional Judaism. Modern Judaism still has traces of the Old. When Jesus died his parting words were to FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DO. Jesus loved the Jews, he was a Jew. Islam and Catholicism are the Harlot. Christianity and Judaism are exempt from that title. There are two peters mentioned in the book of Acts. The Sorcerer Simon of the Romans, known throughout the empire, he became the first pope. No connection whatsoever with Christianity. Peter the apostle, and not the sorcerer, was a very brave sort of individual, but kind of never minded. His shamelessness is what made it so easy for his honor to be taken from him and given to Simon Peter the Roman Sorcerer. The former Pope was a member of the Nazi Youth. All the Shieks, Califats and current Pope represent the Whore of Babylon. (Middle East and Europe) < Yet there is a divide. The Commonwealth is also the tribe of Israel... and Revelations talks about the weeds and the tares so go figure.
The Beast is said to have 10 horns. The harlot rides the beast. Controls it. The beast is America. Islam and Catholicism are reigning supreme over the republicans, democrats, libertarians and veterans. FEMA has divided America into TEN REGIONS. So, again, go figure. That's pretty plainly laid out. And America is also apart of the house of Israel. Weeds and Tares. The Middle East is massively included into the house of Israel as well, minus all the criminals (as in any other country, land, territory).
The Antichrist is a single individual given power by Apollion. Humans do not live forever. Therefore that Spirit passes on from one individual to the next. Who is the most evil individual in the world now? I don't know. I could guess, but it would have to be the leader using military power to cause the most unnecessary bloodshed in the world. This would have to be the current pope.
For ease of interest:
The Harlot: Catholicism (The Whole World)
The Beast: America (The Superpower of the world) // your mascot has to look cool
The Antichrist: The Current Pope (The dude with all the power is unmistakably this guy)
Christianity: Is the wheat among the tares. And the book of revelations says to let them grow together. At an early age to trim and toil where possible, but when they age, leave them alone. When the angels come to end this world, everything will be divided up. Divide and concur? The true Kind of kings knows how to truly divided this world up.