United Nations/Founding of the United Nations
The UN came into existence on October 24, 1945, after the Charter had been ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council — Republic of China, France, the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and the United States — and by a majority of the other 46 signatories. This chapter will discuss the reason for the founding the UN and how it came to be.
I. League of Nations - The basis for the United Nations.
II. Preliminary - The idea that started it all.
III. The United Nations Charter - The Charter that ratified the UN.
IV. A Work in Progress - The meetings and debates that led to its formation.
V. Ratification - The United Nations begins.
VI. Chapter Review - Review of Chapter 1.