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United Nations
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I. Origin

Soon after the outbreak of World War II, the collapse of the League of Nations led to plans for a new world peace organization, as described in the Atlantic Charter, the joint declaration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill published on Aug 14, 1941. On Jan 1, 1942, its goals were affirmed in the Declaration by United Nations (UN) signed by 26 countries at war w…

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Reuter, Hans-Richard, “United Nations”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025306>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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