Post World War II

Post World War II - Post World War II: Focus on the failed...

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Post World War II: Focus on the failed diplomacy and lack of communication at the beginning of the Cold War as one of the reasons the Cold War began, and then the eventual development of international institutions and diplomatic relations between the Soviets and the Americans in the later stages as the main reason for the eventual end of the Cold War without violence. The role of institutions: Unlike after World War I, the US pursued an active role in IR – not the isolationist one. US was instrumental in building and supporting new institutions: 1. The UN Remedied problems of the League of Nations. Security Council – 5 permanent members with a veto power, 9 rotating members. Decisions made based on majority rule, with each of 5 pm’s holding veto. Dealt primarily with peace and security issues. The General Assembly – the democratic branch, based on the sovereign equality of states. Each state had one vote, but limited in the sense that the GA could not debate and pass resolutions on any issue currently on the table at the Security Council. The purpose of the UN was to regulate the use of force – self-defense was always
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