The United Nations was formed after the end of the Second World War. The world leaders felt the necessity to establish an organization which would be more powerful than the League of Nations. In this article, we will discuss main Reasons that Lead to the Formation of the United Nations.
Reasons Leading to the Formation of the United Nations
Devastating World War
Two great wars were fought in the twentieth century. Millions of people lost their lives and many more were wounded and disabled. These wars also resulted in economic depression. Thus, the need for forming a powerful world organization was felt which could prevent any future wars.
Failure of the League of Nations
The League of Nations was formed after the First World War to establish peace in the world. However, it was not able to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War. The leaders realized the need for establishing a powerful organization which could play an important role in preventing any wars and maintaining peace and security.
The world was divided into armed blocs after the Second World War. While the Western or the capitalist bloc was led by the United States of America, the communist bloc was led by Soviet Russia. The war of ideology could turn into a full-fledged war. Thus, a transparent and impartial organization was required which may help the countries to resolve their differences amicably.
Lethal destructive weapons like atom bombs were used during the Second World War. These weapons were so powerful that they could destroy the entire world. Many countries were now involved in a race to pile up arms and more destructive weapons. The United Nations was created to save people and the Earth from these deadly weapons.
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