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Research About The UN

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International organizations with political objectives are an achievement of the 20th century. The first practical attempt to institutionalize the maintenance of peace was the foundation of the League of Nations after World War I. After the total defeat of Germany in World War II it took more than a decade until the United Nations was taken up as a topic in both German states, which came into existence in 1949. On 18 September 1973 the two German states became members of the United Nations. This led to a considerable increase of interest in the jurisprudence and political science in the UN system, and in the past and future roles of the two newcomers. Since the mid-90s the extensive issue of UN reform assumes an outstanding rank in research.

Keywords: Germany; International organizations; League of Nations; United Nations



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