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In this module you will:
- Learn about the basic structure and powers of the U.N. security council
- Examine the legitimacy of the U.N.
- Examine the concept of world government
- Take the World Government Quiz
Since 1945, the U.N. has been the most effective international forum for peace. In a few cases, the U.N. has coordinated the use of multi-national military units in an effort to bring about peace in selected regions of the world. Some proponents of the concept of a single world government look to the U.N. as a possible model. Detractors of the U.N. point to its relative ineffectiveness and question its appropriateness as a model for world government.
Go to http://www.un.org/sc/members.asp.
1. Who are the permanent members of the security council?
2. What does the U.N. charter require in order for binding resolutions on "substantive matters" to be passed?
3. The basic structure of the U.N. was determined in 1945. Do you think it is time to restructure the U.N.? How would you restructure it? Should there be a world government?
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