By Stephen Kinloch Pichat
A clean exam of the origins, evolution and way forward for proposals for a UN 'Legion' - an everlasting army strength recruited, informed and deployed by means of the UN.
This new booklet indicates how this suggestion has grown, re-emerged and advanced in direct reference to the advance of UN overseas army forces. The legionnaires were noticeable because the destiny representatives of a contemporary constabulary, foreign police or humanitarian chivalry. they've got additionally continuously evoked the belief of mercenaries and resurrected fears of supranational executive and a 'world army'. this type of strength has been impossible whilst wanted, no longer wanted while possible, revealing the deficiencies of the foreign process within the standpoint of a specific activity. the belief highlights the inadequacy of the ability in comparison to the goals, and the bounds of the UN's skill to evolve itself to new demanding situations.
This research examinmes how the venture of a UN 'Legion' is conditional at the viability of the unique Utopia, and vice versa. It additionally argues that the extraordinary polarization of the controversy could mirror a bent to negate the inherent contradictions of truth, reminding us of the old measurement of the development of a global association, a 'work in progress'.
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Altman, International Police and World Security, pp. 24–30. B. Urquhart, ‘Looking for the Sheriff ’, New York Review of Books, 45, 12 (1998), p. 48. E. Culbertson, Summary of the World Federation Plan – Outline of a Practical and Detailed Plan for World Settlement (London: Faber & Faber, 1944), pp. 5–6. , pp. 6–49. H. E. Stassen, ‘Blueprint for a World Government’, New York Times Magazine, 23 May 1943. See also H. E. Stassen. ‘We Need a World Government’, Saturday Evening Post, 22 May 1943. Stassen’s ideas for a ‘United Nations of the World’ soon brought him to the attention of President Roosevelt who selected him to be part of the US delegation, led by Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, to the United Nations Charter Conference held in San Francisco from April to June 1945.
One step in that direction could be the creation of a single house or parliament in which nations would be represented and given voting power in proportion to their strength in world affairs. An executive body, a seven-member United Nations council, designated by the chairman of the parliament, would be responsible and accountable to the legislative branch. The ‘United Nations government’ would have several functions, including the following: establishing temporary governments or trusteeships; administrating international airways and airports, and the gateways to the seven seas; contributing to the increase in trade between nations; increasing the literacy and improving the health of the world population; and establishing a United Nations court and a world code of justice emphasizing human rights and the protection of minorities.
A UN 'Legion': Between Utopia and Reality by Stephen Kinloch Pichat