The United Nations

A Chronology of Conflict

  • Authors
  • Geoff Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gestation and Birth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-34
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 35-50
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      Pages 51-77
  3. Controversy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 81-105
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      Pages 106-146
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      Pages 147-164
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      Pages 165-234
  4. Towards Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 237-253
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 254-345

About this book


This book describes the roots, birth and evolution of the UN, with particular attention to the precursor League of Nations. The main conflicts that have involved the UN through its first half century are analysed in the context of the Cold War and the New World Order. Emphasis is given to the impact of the US as principal founder member and main post-WW2 hegemonic power, always keen to use the UN to further American strategic and economic interests.


attention Cold War conflict conflicts evolution reform United Nations war world order

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