The United Nations officially began OCTOBER 24, 1945. Its name was coined by President Franklin Roosevelt. The United Nations was created to prevent future wars. Unfortunately, there have been nearly 150 wars with over 100 million casualties from the day the United Nations' charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel:
5 in Central Asia,
11 in South Asia,
20 in Southeast Asia,
13 in Eastern Europe,
23 in the Middle East,
25 in Latin & South America and
50 in Africa.
The Secretary-General at the United Nations Charter Conference in 1945 was Alger Hiss.
Alger Hiss was present at the Yalta Conference. February 4-11, 1945, where a large portion of Europe was put under the control of the Soviet Union.
Alger Hiss was later accused and convicted of being a Communist agent in publicized 1948 trial.
The person who accused Alger Hiss was a former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers.
Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers had been senior editor of TIME Magazine before defecting to the United States.
After Whittaker Chambers died, President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, March 26, 1984, stating:
"At a critical moment in our Nation's history, Whittaker Chambers stood alone against the brooding terrors of our age... He became the focus of a momentous controversy in American history that symbolized our century's epic struggle between freedom and totalitarianism, a controversy in which the solitary figure of Whittaker Chambers personified the mystery of human redemption in the face of evil and suffering."
The 185 member United Nations spends $20 billion annually, with the largest amount being contributed by United States.
Though 50 States comprise the United States of America, they are allowed only one combined vote, equivalent to the tiniest of nations.
After accusations of a U.N. Oil for Food Scandal and a U.N. Sex Scandal, the U.N. was pressured to release its first audit in 2005.
The U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights was rejected by the leaders of 57 Islamic countries, who formed their own group called the OIC - Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In 1990, the OIC passed their 'Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam' affirming Shariah law as supreme, with the death penalty for those leaving Islam, punishing women who are victims of rape, allowing men to be polygamous, permitting wife beating, and censoring speech insulting Islam.
The fourth President of the U.N. General Assembly, elected in 1949, was Philippine General Carlos Romulo, who had served with General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific.
General Carlos Romulo, the first Asian to win a Pulitzer Prize, wrote:
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