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Loosening the UN’s neck tie and its impasse

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 4 2017   /  12:37 am

The League of Nations was established to prevent the world falling into another eclipse of reason after World War I and go to war. Article 22 of the League of Nations had legalized the statute “to appoint a mandate… to the countries who had gained independence after the war but lacking the ability to govern themselves, until the time when the peoples regain the ability to govern themselves.”

Not long — only 19 years — were enough to see the failure of the League of Nations. The emergence of a gigantic war for territorial control, World War II, not only broke up the League, but also showed that the policies they had adopted were faulty. After World War II, where 53 million people lost their lives, a decision for a more meaningful union was required. Thereupon, “The United Nations” was founded.

Uniting nations under one roof in the name of peace is an initiati...