Asked in Decade - 1940sUnited NationsCommunism
How did the united nations combat communism in the 1940's?
May 08, 2007 4:36AM
WEll, given that the UN was not actually ratified into being until after the war was over in 1945, they would have had a hard time battling Communism, wouldn't they? NOt that the UN would particularly have been interested in battling one form of ideology over another, as part of its charter is to broker peace instead of arbitrate over disputes. Besides, Communism was no particular threat, especially to the US in the 40s, because the USA was at war with Japan and were actually allies with the Soviet Union throughout the coflict, running convoys of supplies to northern Russian cities like Murmansk, all the time at terrible risk of a mauling from the German submarines that picked them off like chickens. Here's an idea for you: try reading http://www.un.org/aboutun/history.htm