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History Of The Foundation Of The UN

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In essence the concept of creating a system of collective security to safeguard the peace and to prevent breaches of peace goes back to the alliance of states against Germany, Italy and Japan in the Second World War. The structure of the United Nations reflects the history of its foundation very clearly. The history of the United Nations in the following decades proved that the provisions of the Charter contained enough flexibility on the one hand, and standards of international law on the other, to offer the states of the world sufficient chances for effective crisis prevention, notwithstanding the fact that the states in many situations made no use of the possibilities inherent in the UN Charter.

Keywords: international law; international peace; international security organization; Second World War; UN foundation

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