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Thus far in the Twentieth Century, the world has seen two enormous world Wars, and soon after each one, the rise of a new international organization deriving its theoretically supranational powers from the consort of most of the then existing nations. The first was the League of Nations, and that is now long since dead. The other is the United Nations, which is still alive, though maybe not prospering. There are of course many important differences between them, but I believe they are in some ways similar. Both were products of the aftermath of war, and both were based on fundamental assumptions about the state of mankind, his world, and how they ought to be developed. Both organizations, attempted, in the context of their times, to exert influence and redirect the flow of events toward that organization's goals, those of a more peaceful world.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only