The Nobel Prize is an award that is highly recognized worldwide. Even the untrained novice of any particular award area is aware of the symbolism associated with the will of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist who became internationally famous by inventing explosive armaments. He held patents on 355 inventions. In fact, the company that carries his name, Dyna-Nobel, is still in operation today and manufactures various types of explosives. There is also a secondary prize called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
The Nobel Prize laureates are chosen by different academic organizations in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences determines the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry, along with the Nobel Memorial of Economics, which was founded in 1968. This additional award is called the memorial because of the decades since the original Nobel Prize. It is not a part of Nobel's personal will, which describes the conditions for the individual recipient of the award as showing "the greatest benefit of mankind."
The remaining awards in peace and literature are determined by the Norwegian Nobel Committee located in Oslo, Norway. The Karolinska Institute awards the prize for literature. The award groups are split between Norway and Sweden because the two were unified during Nobel's lifetime and the establishment of separate nations forced the Nobel Foundation to clarify the equitable responsibilities for each Nobel Prize.
The Nobel Foundation was formed after his death for oversight of award distribution. Nobel had written several wills during his lifetime, as his wealth increased exponentially. The ultimate and final will was the result of a mistake by a newspaper reporter in which a false obituary had been printed. The article was entitled "The Merchant of Death is Dead" and angered Nobel because he was concerned about his legacy and the detrimental use of his inventions. It was his brother who had actually died. He willed nearly 95% of his vast wealth for the awards.
It was clearly Alfred Nobel's intent to control his personal historical context with the establishment of the Nobel Prize. The prestige and recognition for the award recipient has been unmatched for over 100 years. It is often the crowning achievement for the various laureates and actually confers their place in history in many cases. But the story of how the Nobel Prize came into existence is an interesting story about an altruistic individual who clearly intended his personal scientific developments to stand as a symbol of good and not the symbol of evil that the use of dynamic armaments can suggest.
There are other perspectives on the Nobels as well. For those who study conspiratorial history, it is obvious the Nobel Prize has been taken over by the Anglo-American power elite that uses the prizes for propaganda purposes. One of the most egregious uses of the Nobel Prize was recently witnessed when US President Barack Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize even though he had done nothing noteworthy to deserve it. Additionally, another Nobel – which is a Nobel in name only – has been created to provide economic awards. The Economic Nobel prize is NOT a Nobel Prize even though the same name is attached to it.
Look closely at the Nobel Prize and in the 21st century it is mostly an exercise is propaganda, promoting whomever the Anglo elites want to celebrate. The rationale is always the same as well, building up those people who are intended one way or another to help the power elite with the New World Order.
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