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  • An organization of voluntary signatory members of the United Nations (UN) Charter. The United Nations was founded in 1945 as a product of the vision of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Allied nations of World War II, who saw a need for a global police force to create order in the post-World War II era. The UN Charter, which was ratified by the original Allied nations, China, the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain, and later France, was aimed at main taining international peace and security and providing solutions for global economic and humanitarian pro blems. The UN Security Council now has 15 permanent members, including the original 5. There are 10 nonpermanent members, who are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly, ...

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