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by Daniel New


UN Charter Signing

World War I ended on 11 November 1918, which we used to call “Armistice Day”.  In June of 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris, finalizing details of the peace, and giving birth to the League of Nations on 10 January 1920.  “It was the first international organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.” 1

By 1935 the League of Nations had folded.  It would take another world war to motivate the world to submit to international government. World War II conveniently began four years later.

World War II ended in August, 1945, with VJ Day – Victory over Japan.  But the nations of the world could not wait to get started on another attempt at one world governance.  In June of that year the appointed representatives of 50 nations2 gathered in San Francisco and signed the United Nations Charter.  That was 70 years ago, today.

Q:  Why do you think the governments of the world suddenly felt the urge to form a one-world government?  (This was unprecedented in history.)

If you have not read the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations, you might find it enlightening.  (Text below.)  The signers, none of whom were elected, all of whom were appointed, claimed to represent their respective governments with full authority to set up an international body dedicated to these vague, but lofty goals:

Q:  How well do you think that has worked out in 70 years?


Chief architect of the United Nations was Alger Hiss, who worked in the US State Department.  Hiss was a Communist and an agent for the Soviet Union, even though he always denied that fact.3 Hiss surrounded himself with a motley collection of communists, socialists, bleeding hearts and utopians who all participated in signing off on what he wanted in the first place – an organization designed to implement a one-world government, one which the communists dominated from its inception to this very day. 

Q:  If the chief architect was a communist, and if the communists of the world solidly supported the establishment of the United Nations, and if the Soviet Union had five votes to our one vote in the General Assembly, and if it was located in New York City (where it served as a cover for spies of every nation from day one), why do you think the United States agreed to it in the first place?

Since the United Nations was founded to end war and terrorism and disease and poverty, does it not seem strange to you that we have just as much of all of them as we had before? 

NEXT ASSIGNMENT, choose one: 


  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
  • to regain faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
  • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
  • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,


  • to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
  • to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
  • to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
  • to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,


Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.




1 Christian, Tomuschat (1995). The United Nations at Age Fifty: A Legal Perspective. Martinus Nijhoff.  That peace was proposed to come through disarmament of nations and “collective security”. 

2 The United Nations counts Poland as #51, even though it had no representatives present, and signed some months later.  Typical. 

3 After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian government has disclosed documents proving that Hiss was a Soviet agent.