Structure of the United Nations After World War I
Similarly, most had no intention of reviving the outmoded and ineffective League, and believed that a new organization, supported by all major powers and joined by every country in the world, would signal a new mindset and desire for peace and security throughout the socalled Global Village.2

By 1943, there was more explicit discussion about the subject, and the United States was seen as one of the driving forces behind the new organization. With the support of the British government, the United States, in fact, emerged as the leader in establishing the organization. Many believed that "the League had failed partly because some of the big powers played no role. If the UN was to succeed there must be a dominant place within it for the great powers."3

In April 1945, there was an organizational meeting held in San Francisco to discuss the initial structure and membership of the United Nations. This conference had many items on its agenda, but none more pressing than a discussion of some of the events that had recently taken place at the

2 Evan Luard, A History of the United Nations, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982), 17.

3 Ibid., 1819. Yalta Conference between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Most important, it was during the S

 
 
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