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Security CouncilThe Situation in the South China SeaRepublic of the PhilippinesBACKGROUND INFORMATIONThe South China Sea is an important area to many countries. The sea has the ability to increase trade in a nation and make a country prosperous. As China has shown, a nation can even expand the islands that are scattered throughout the sea, build on them, and make them into military bases. The conflict over the South China is primarily occurring because China claimed the sea though no one truly recognizes that it’s that China’s property. In 1947, China claims to have drawn the “Nine Dash Line” which allowed them to take ownership of the South China Sea. While no other country recognized that the sea was China’s property, they decided to build military bases islands that are scattered throughout the sea. Since China seemed to claim this territory without other countries recognizing that it belonged to them, many nations around China are angry. Additionally, environmentalists are upset because China is building man-made

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