Biggest least successful o 2 nd largest international organization Has 53

Biggest least successful o 2 nd largest international

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Biggest & least successful o 2 nd largest international organization Has 53 members- entire African continent except for Morocco (due to territorial dispute) o Started out at Union of African States in 1960 Then formed a Union of African Unity Morphed into the African Economy community in the 1980s o All never did much! - Economics is a big goal, but never worked because they don’t trade due to being poor 1990s- Gaddafi is a driving force in the relaunch of the African Union in 2002 Name on purpose to mimic EU, but was unable to do so o Objectives: accelerate political & social integration of entire continent, promote & defend African positions
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of common interest, combat disease/corruption/ poverty, achieve peace/security, good governance & human rights All got progressively worse since 1960s o States spend most of time trying to keep head above water, not debating about how they can all work together o Talk of common trade area, currency, & law o Most promising part of AU? Military Common military group to solve African problems without relying on other sources Most of world doesn’t really care about Africa not happening, and wont in near future o 1992-93 US troops support UN humanitarian mission in Somalia, ends badly
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  • Fall '08
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  • Saudi Arabia, Arab League, Morocco, African Union

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