The Whore who rides the Beast-- the whore being the great endtime city; the beast being the Roman Church. The whore rides on the back of the beast; the whore fornicates with the World Empire.
The great whore -- presumed to be the city of Dubai.
The scarlet colored beast -- is the Roman Church; the Vatican.
The ten horns -- ten catholic nations of Europe.
Revelation 17:9-- The Beast Empire will be headquartered in the city of Rome (city of seven mountains); eventually moves to the land of Shinar: Iraq-- presumably Babylon.
Revelation 17:10 (the seven kings)
--Five are fallen: Assyria; Babylon; Medo-Persia; Greece; Rome. All five empires were prophesied by the prophets.
--One is (#6): British Empire: current Anglo-Saxon world system. The system controls the world-- the take up from Rome.
--Other has not yet come (#7): Consisting of ten nations out of the old Roman Empire; to "continue a short space".
Revelation 17:11-- The endtime Beast System--666. The man of the beast is to receive a deadly wound some time after controlling #7; he is to rise from the dead as he will get his power from the beast that "shall ascend out of the bottomless pit"; then will be the eighth.
Revelation 17:12-- The ten nations only receive their kingdom when man of the beast comes to power: "one hour with the beast" (three and one-half years).
Close to the end of the three and one-half years:
"And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." (Revelation 17:16).