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World War II
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The United Nations Becomes a Reality

World War II
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The United Nations Becomes a Reality
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.29

     challenging words:    non-government, best, unsuccessful, ratify, economic, attendance, military, cooperation, personnel, presented, invade, nation, existence, unite, maintain, government
     content words:    Woodrow Wilson, World War I., Then Adolf Hitler, President Franklin D., United Nations, World War II, United Nations Fighting Force, In October, United Kingdom, United States

The United Nations Becomes a Reality
By Jane Runyon

1     Woodrow Wilson proposed that the nations of the world unite during World War I. He felt that this would be the proper way to maintain peace throughout the world. It was his belief that if all the nations of the world were able to work together, they would be able to control any countries who might want to make war. The group that Wilson worked with was called the League of Nations. Then Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army were able to invade European countries with ease in the late 1930s. It was obvious to most countries the League of Nations was not working.
2     President Franklin D. Roosevelt first used the term United Nations. He wanted the world to refer to the Allies of World War II as "united nations" against the enemy. His term was used in the Declaration by United Nations, which was presented on January 1, 1942. The Allied nations committed themselves to sticking together against the Axis powers. They were referred to as the United Nations Fighting Force.
3     Meetings were held in Moscow, Cairo, Tehran, and Washington, D.C., over the next two years. Plans were made to organize the united countries. In October of 1944, representatives from France, the Republic of China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union met in Washington to outline the goals of the organization. They worked on plans for security, peace proposals, and economic and social cooperation among the countries of the world.

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