International Organizations : Global Forces For Good

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International Organizations: Global Forces for Good Throughout history, different nations have cooperated with each other for a number of reasons. From treaties to sanctions, nations have worked together on important aspects of politics, such as war and trade. However, it was not until relatively recently, in the last hundred years, that nations have formed complex global organizations to regulate and discuss foreign affairs. International Organizations are formed, in theory, to provide mutual benefit to all countries involved. These organizations have had great success working toward their goals, but are not without their flaws. Some organizations have not been able to fulfill their purpose due for a variety of reasons. The League of Nations was intended to prevent global warfare, but lacked the clout to get its member states to obey its resolutions. Nonetheless, successful international organizations can be very effective at helping to create and enforce beneficial regulations. This benefit can come in many different forms. Organizations like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization , or NATO, deal mainly in military support, while the United Nations, or UN, focuses on peacekeeping, as well as human rights and humanitarian aid. Whatever the organization works to improve, be it national security, economy, or quality of life, global organizations throughout the twentieth century moved forward with their goals to assist member countries and promote humanitarianism.
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