This is a completely theoretical perspective. If you have no interest in interpreting the Wild Beast as a corporeal entity, or that the book of Revelation is perhaps unfulfilled, then please vacate the thread. I do not want this to turn into a debate as to whether or not Revelation is fulfilled, etc.
Anyhow, according to the 19th chapter of Revelation (before the "binding of Satan" in chapter 20), the Wild Beast is the final being to be in existence in full force on Earth. Jesus Christ destroys this entity himself. It most likely appears to be an axis of powers or could just be a chain of national powers that function under the jurisdiction of the beast. Furthermore, Daniel described the known world of his time (Egypt, Greece, Medo-Persia, Rome) through four beasts. These four beasts all "formulate" the attributes of this one beast in Revelation, seemingly illustrating that all of the known world of the time would come under the jurisdiction of the Wild Beast.
Of that final beast, Revelations says it has: 1. false prophet
who had performed the signs on its behalf. 2. deluded those who had received the mark of the beast
and 3. bowed before its image/statue
, 4. "wild" beast that burns and consumes the "harlot" and is violent
... 5. beheads holy ones
1: Prophet Mohammed
2. Chai, Xai, Stigma = Bismallah (Greek characters denoting mark of the Beast)
3. All bow to its image:
5. “Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers in fight, smite at their necks (beheading).”
— Qur’an 47:4