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Was the establishment of the United Nations a cause or an effect of World War 2?



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It can be said that there are multiple causes as to why World War II started but one of them would be the Treaty of Versailles that was imposed on Germany by the League of Nations (LoN).

The establishment of the United Nations emerged in 1945 as one of the many effects of World War II. After the world has seen devastating damage of the two world wars and seeing the LoN as inefficient and incapable of enforcing its resolutions and sanctions, the world clearly needed a new international organ. The LoN formally dissolved in April 1946 and transferred its missions to the UN to maintain international peace and security.