In this paper, I argue that the United Nations can be considered a failure according to their own charter, primarily due to Article 1. This article states that one of the purposes of the United Nations is to “To maintain international peace and security.” This phrasing alone is debatable and can be subject to interpretation given that it was written following World War II where genocides and war crimes shocked the world, and a potential World War III was on the horizon. My argument is different from other works on the United Nations in that it focuses primarily on Article 1 of the U.N. Charter.
Chase Yenny is a senior at Kent State Stark and is majoring in history. His favorite periods in history are the 1940’s and the height of the Roman Empire. He likes to listen to music and watch television in his spare time.