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Who Gets Credit for Establishing the United Nations?

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States and the second US president to receive the Nobel Prize. The United Nations exists today because of his efforts.

Woodrow Wilson supported the establishment of the League of Nations. But would you believe it?  Even though he was awarded the Nobel Prize for this initiative, the USA did not support him and refused to join. The League lasted from 1920 to 1946. The United Nations was created to serve as its replacement.

Some may argue that neither organization ~ The League or the UN ~ accomplished or accomplish what they were set up to do.  But one must admit that their mission objective looks very good “on paper”.  MISSION:  Promote international cooperation and maintain world peace.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The United Nations International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.” (Quote Source)

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  1. I saw quite a lot of UN actions to fulfill its mission, but seeing various facts that still continue to date including certain political interests of various nations, I do not know whether all UN policies and actions are in accordance with their mission and are effective.

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    • When I was very young and had no clue what to be when I grow up, I had a brother who suggested that I should learn certain foreign languages and get a job as an interpreter at the UN. Of all the future jobs to suggest to a little sister? He said such a job would have to be fascinating and very revealing about what’s going on in the real world. He also suggested that the languages I should learn be Russian and Chinese. From that day, I have always been a tad bit curious about the United Nations. With today’s current political environment, imagine if I knew Russian or Chinese, what kind of interesting revelations I might also be able to discover. Long story short. I went to university and studied accounting. LOL.

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    • I found the note about “historians rankings” a curious one. I mean … they may be qualified historians who can tell us the facts. But the idea of saying that someone is “the greatest”. Isn’t that really just an opinion? If you get enough people to agree with the ranking, does it make it a fact? It also assumes that historians are dealing with infallible records that could not have any mistakes at all. It’s a very “weighty” and persuasive statement. If a person is a respected professional like a qualified historian, people tend to accept their words as gospel truth. Do you know what I mean? Eh! Just a thought.

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      • I would rank them with different data.

        For example not the impact of their presidency but long after. Wilson (League of Nations) would be in the top 10. But you have Peace Corps (Kennedy) that did more for many countries than the League of Nations did.

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