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Plesch, Dan (2009) 'United Nations (and League of Nations).' In: Kazin, Michael, Edwards, Rebecca and Rothman, Adam, (eds.), The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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The United Nations was created in 1942 as a political military alliance and went on to create a range of global institutions including those we know today. It tried to overcome the weaknesses of the League by creating more enforcement powers. Despite the pressures of the Cold War, weak commitments to it success by leading powers and internal ineffectiveness the UN survives and even thrives as the premier global institution.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: UN United Nations, Second World War, League of Nations
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
ISBN: 9780691129716
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 08:19

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