The Sovereign Military Order of the Malta (SMOM) is the oldest knighthood in the world and its headquarters is in Rome at the Palazzo Malta. The SMOM is considered a sovereign entity under International Law and under the United Nations. The SMOM also has extraterritoriality within Italy. Many members of the royal families and heads of constitutional monarchies are members of the SMOM. What makes the SMOM different than all other knighthoods is that it is a sovereign entity. The SMOM as an entity has a higher authority than the Vatican. Members include King Juan Carlos of Spain, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Karl von Habsburg of Austria, King Philippe of Belgium, Queen Paola of Belgium, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy Prince of Naples, Duke Franz of Bavaria, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Elizabeth von Thurn and Taxis, Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, Prince Jaime Count of Bardi, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. The Sovereign Council of the Order of Malta is a top military council in the world. It was the Italian Nobility, Austrian Nobility, and their Knights of Malta that created the Fascists and Nazis, and orchestrated WWI and WWII. The Vatican’s Knights and Jesuits as well as the Knights of Malta are deeply involved with the US military and intelligence.