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The Soviet Union had three seats in the UN. In addition to the Soviet Union itself, two of the Soviet republics had seats: Ukraine and Belarus. This obviously didn't make much sense given that neither of them was an independent state at the time. So it can only be viewed as a way for the Soviet Union to increase its weight in the UN. This was one of the ...


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China had a permanent seat since 1945 As one of the "Big Four" allies in World War II (China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the Republic of China (ROC) was one of the founding members of the United Nations. President Franklin Roosevelt had acknowledged China's war effort in World War II and stated his desire to allow China ...


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From independent sources, I'd go with the India.com version: India never received any such offer. The UN actually existed during WW2. This is what the group of countries allied against the Axis powers called themselves. The Security Council was the group of countries that were actually the major allies supplying large numbers of troops in the fight, and ...


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The General Assembly has regularly condemned the US embargo against Cuba: The United Nations General Assembly has condemned the embargo as a violation of international law every year since 1992. Israel routinely joins the U.S. in voting against the resolution as has Palau every year since 2004 to 2008. On October 26, 2010, for the 19th time, the United ...


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First of all, seeing as to how more than one SE user has questioned the seriousness of the Cuban missile crisis, let me try to outline how tense things were at the time. The Cuban missile crisis is the only time ever that any section of the US military has mobilised to DEFCON 2. The erstwhile SAC was at DEFCON 2 while the rest of the armed forces were at ...


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The UN condemned the US for its invasion of Panama. From Chomsky.info: this was an act of direct aggression, and it was condemned by the United Nations, source: http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/19900911.htm I don't think it equates with it exactly, but it was, the invasion of Panama was rather striking in that it was the first example of U.S. ...


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There are several reasons. Recognizing the urgent danger that now exists that an increase in the number of States possessing nuclear weapons may occur, aggravating international tension and the difficulty of maintaining world peace, and thus rendering more difficult the attainment of general disarmament ... Calls upon all Governments to make every effort ...


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What comes to my mind is the Suez Crisis of 1956. After a series of engagements between Israeli and Egyptian forces, mostly on the Sinai Peninsula, a UN force called the United Nations Emergency Force was sent in to stop further hostilities. This was during the cold war, when Israel was backed by the US, of course, while Egypt had the support of the Soviet ...


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On 10 December 1945, the Congress of the United States unanimously resolved to invite the United Nations to establish its permanent home in that country. Thereafter, the decision to locate the United Nations near New York City was made by the General Assembly at its first session, held in London on 14 February 1946. During the latter half of 1946, following ...



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