creation of the country club Heads off future conflicts between states League

Creation of the country club heads off future

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creation of the “country club” Heads off future conflicts between states League of Nations o Formed after WWI, in 1919/1920 Didn’t work, old habits die hard Whole world redestroyed themselves again in WWII o Lethal weapons in WWII forced to figure something out before WWII occurred United Nations o Formed in 1945 o Premier international institution of our time o No reason to fight, unless someone violates the sovereignty of someone else Sadaam Hussein (Iraq) when he invaded Kuwait (both sovereign states) 1991 o World responded wtf, world agreed to take care of Sadaam, had to go back and do it later o Established world rules on the conducts of states & the leaders of those states War crimes Crimes against humanity Crimes of aggression Genocide Horrific acts against civilians (unarmed) o US agreed to these things alongside with all of the world Why create rules? 20 th century was the most horrific century of human history to date o Increasing telecasted through TV People could see everything Ramped up during WWII= holocaust, Japanese crimes against humanity o UN law force themselves to intervene if genocide is happening Serious damage to sovereignty standard Former president US Bill Clinton did the most to reshape concept of sovereignty o 1994= Rawandan genocide o 1995= Yugoslavia
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Serbs (in control of Yugoslavia) were conducting acts of genocide in Bosnia In Europe closer to home 1995 US & NATO intervened in Bosnia o 1999 US/NATO intervene in Serbia To stop Serbian president Slobodon Milosevic who was conducting a genocide in Kosovo Killing Kosovar Albanians MODERN DAY SOVEREIGNTY ISSUES 192 sovereign states, 193 on the way which is East Timor (in the Indonesian archipelago) o Dozen or two dozen who want to do it in the future A) Likely new states Palestine (some states already recognize this, messy) Greenland (peacefully) B) Possibly future states Scotland (part of United Kingdom) Quebec (in Canada) C) Violently trying to be a new state Chechenia (Russia) blow up things in Moscow Basque (Spain) Kurds want to form Kurdistan D) Can never be state pinned international powers against each other, VETO member on UN security council Taiwan island off coast of southeast china, China will veto, US doesn’t recognized Taiwanese sovereignty Kosovo in sovereign state Serbia, when Yugoslavia crumbled turning into 6 sovereign states, Un administered Kosovo province for a decade Russians (Serbian allies) were upset 2008 Kosovo declares Independence every one recognized, except Spain (because of Basque issue) o China = #1 supporter of sovereignty because they have small ethnic minorities that may want independence (Tibet) o 2008 = Russia/ Georgian war Russia had small ethnic minorities who didn’t want to be apart of Georgia’ independence Abkhazians, Ossetians invited Russian military as peace keepers
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Russia recognizes their independence
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