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Voldemort's plans all seemed to be focused on the wizarding world in the UK, mainly on trying to deal with Harry Potter and gain freedom.

Did Voldemort have ambitions beyond controlling the UK? If he had been successful at taking out Harry and taking over Hogwarts would he then have turned his eyes to Europe and beyond?

  • Voldemort never wanted to rule the whole world, he just wanted Harry's half – Machavity Feb 17 at 15:26
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His ultimate plan was world domination.

The Dark Lord’s ultimate plan was for wizards to rule over the Muggles. He never specifically limits this to the United Kingdom, and it seems most likely that he would want this to eventually reach the entire world rather than be confined to one region.

“For years he talked of the Dark Lord, who was going to bring the wizards out of hiding to rule the Muggles and the Muggle-borns … and when he was sixteen years old, Master Regulus joined the Dark Lord.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 10 (Kreacher’s Tale)

Furthermore, J.K. Rowling says in an interview that the Dark Lord eventually did plan on taking over the whole world, though he planned to gain domination over Europe to begin with.

Question: How does the Dark Lord affect American wizards and witches?

J.K. Rowling responds: He affects everyone, but his plan is European domination first.
- Scholastic.com interview (October 16, 2000)

So yes, the Dark Lord ultimately planned to have wizards in power over the entire world, ruling over Muggles openly.

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    Why do you call Voldemort the Dark Lord? I’ve only ever heard Death Eaters c.. ooooh.! – Shreedhar Feb 17 at 16:11
  • Bella, this is a good answer, but the question is a multi-dupe. If this answer hasn't been posted before on any of the older questions, you might want to move it to one of them where it fits well :-) – Rand al'Thor Feb 17 at 16:13
  • @Randal'Thor Done! :) scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/17678/… – Mal Feb 17 at 16:33

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