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Why did this anti-communist pamphlet, from the USA in the 1950s, include UNESCO among its targets?

You're talking about fringe political pamphlet here, so be careful generalizing from it. To paraphrase Tolstoy, all mainstream thinking may look alike, but fringe beliefs are all fringe in their own ...
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Why couldn't the UN lift the siege of Sarajevo?

When looking at why the UN does (or usually does not) do things, it's important to know two things: only resolutions by the UN Security Council are binding, and all of the permanent members have veto ...
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Why didn't China vote in UNSC Resolution 344?

China did not participate in the voting as it has a long-standing policy of not participating in votes on resolutions of which it does not approve. The reasons for not participating or abstaining: ...
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Did India turn down a permanent seat in the UN in 1955?

Late Prime Minister Nehru himself has explicitly stated in Parliament that India was not offered a permanent membership on the UN Security Council. News item from "The Hindu" (dated ...
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What is the basis of the Spanish claim to Gibraltar?

1) what is the basis for the Spanish state’s actions? Any damn basis they please. They’re a Westphalian state. Being a sovereign entity involves never having to say you’re sorry unless another entity ...
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What is the basis of the Spanish claim to Gibraltar?

Different interpretations of the Treaty of Utrecht are one point on both sides, but they aren't the main point for any of them. For Spain, Gibraltar is a colony. Colonies are the dominion of a ...
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Why was Stalin OK with the UN's headquaters being placed in the US?

You might be surprised to learn that the USSR voted for it. While the UK, France, Netherlands, and even Canada voted for a European HQ, the rest of the delegates supported a location in America. The ...
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What is the basis of the Spanish claim to Gibraltar?

Full text of the Article X of the Treaty: The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and ...
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Is there an historical example for the possibility of peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict?

The Counter Reformation in Europe culminated in the murderous, no-holds-barred, Thirty Years War. That war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, and ushered in a period of ...
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What alternative locations were considered for the United Nations?

what locations were considered outside of Manhattan More than 200 locations in the USA were proposed. But first there was a choice of continent and country "When a vote on the location of the ...
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What is the basis of the Spanish claim to Gibraltar?

Noting that this belongs on politics perhaps more than history: The first and most important thing to understand here is that Spain does not claim that it currently has legal sovereignty over ...
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What explains the large number of US Security Council vetoes between 1970-1991?

Apparently I was mislead by the formal version of the Negroponte doctrine. It had less formal predecessors. The 1993 article from which I'm quoting the passage below does seem to have a certain ...
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Why did the USSR support the PRC entry into the UN?

I think this one could be answered on two levels, one a more general one which I'll attempt, and the other a very specific one that looks into the motivations of the Soviet leaders of the time. I'm ...
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Is there a list of UN peacekeepers that ditched their posts?

I think the wording of your question suggests that you may not understand the role of a UN peacekeeping force, or the rules under which military forces are required to operate in general. In the ...
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Why wasn't the 1953 Iranian coup d’état considered to be a violation of United Nations Charter?

Why wasn't the 1953 Iranian coup d’état considered [by the UN Security Council] to be a violation of United Nations Charter? It doesn't seem to have come up. Resolutions adopted by the Security ...
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How did India become a founding member of the UN?

Short answer: India was an original signatory of the Atlantic Charter, which was was unveiled in a "Declaration of United Nations" on January 1, 1942. This was an eclectic group of some 26 countries ...
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Did specific countries have special influence in the founding of the UN?

The United Nations grew out of the organisation of the Allied side of the Second World War, who were formally known as the United Nations from the beginning of 1942. To join at that stage, a ...
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Why did Russia accept the legal framework that led to Kosovo's independence?

I think a partial answer can be deduced from Russia's (2009) written statement to the ICJ proceedings on the Kosovo declaration of independence. In support of their view that 1244 implicitly ...
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Is there an historical example for the possibility of peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict?

There have been a few successful condominiums, where two (or more!) countries shared control of a territory. Some examples: New Hebrides/Vanuatu (French/English condominium, lasted 1906 to 1980). ...
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Was the first use of glass teleprompters in Lyndon Johnson’s speech to the UN’s 20th anniversary celebration? (1965)

No, the first use of glass teleprompters was not Johnson's speech at the UN in 1965. Glass teleprompters were used at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 1964. There is a ...
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Why is France a permanent member of the UN security council?

There was a Free France a government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle and they had the Free French Forces that continued to battle Germany.
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Is there an historical example for the possibility of peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict?

Usually no. Cases like Kashmir, where two sides claim a territory, but neither of them is strong enough to completely defeat their enemy. Where also no external power (stronger than all ...
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Which countries actually played a part in the foundation of the UN

There were 26 signatories to the Declaration of the United Nations on January 1, 1942. They included the following: 1) The Big Four, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and the (Nationalist) ...
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Which countries actually played a part in the foundation of the UN

Wikipedia has a good synopsis of the founding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations#Founding But you are right, that China was involved in the founding. China was one of the big guys on the "...
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