UN: Changes & Challenges Quiz Review
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This country played an important role in the founding of the United Nations in 1945.
One of the major criticisms on UN
UN only serve the interests of powerful states.
Pres. Franklin Roosevelt
During World War II, this US president led an effort to create an organization that would bring countries together in a new system of international cooperation.
Pres. Woodrow Wilson
US president who outlined an organizations of states called League of Nations to end World War I
agreement, covenant or charter to keep peace
Reasons why US did not join the League of Nations
1.) They are afraid to get involved in conflicts abroad.
2.) League of Nations would threaten their sovereignty.
the authority of the state to govern itself without outside interference
the idea that international boundaries should not be forcibly changed
group of people who are united by a common language, religion, history, or homeland.
a country of defined territory and government that is recognized by its citizens and other countries.
global organization formed by world leaders weeks before the end of World War II
New York City
where UN headquarters is located.
UN chose this place to maintain neutrality of the said organization.
UN Core Values
STS = Sovereignty, territorial integrity, self-determination
the right to choose their own government
5 major victors of WWII
Russia (USSR), China, Britain, US, France (RCBUF = Rhea, Can, Buy, Us, Food)
It is the most powerful organ of the UN.
Composed of 5 major victors of WWII
Responsible for keeping peace and security
It is the largest organ of the UN as it is composed of representatives from every UN member state.
This organ carries out decisions of the organs of the UN.
It is headed by a secretary general.