June 4, 2005
The Real United Nations
Try this on for size: The U.N. as robust war-fighting alliance. According to Dan Plesch, that’s how it really began:
The “United Nations” had been the official name for the coalition fighting the axis powers since January 1942, when Roosevelt and Churchill had led twenty-six nations, including the Soviet Union and China, in a “Declaration by United Nations”.
Lots of cool images. Link via MeFi.