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The Bilderberg Group is real, named after the location of its first meeting in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel, in the Netherlands. Originally formed to support Atlanticism (a stronger relationship between Western Europe and the USA after World War II), the group promotes cooperation in political, economic and defence issues. With around 130 members invited each year from government, commerce and media, the group was largely kept from the public eye until recent years, when the digital age made secrecy on this scale impossible.
Although the media now know of the existence of the group and the identity of most of the recent attendees, little is known about what is actually discussed at the meetings. Members are completely barred from revealing anything about their involvement. This has led to many conspiracy theories about what the group does, including accusations that they aim to form a New World Order, or a world government controlled by the elite of the western world.