Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (3 September 2017, 12 Elul, 5777)
What role did Winston Churchill play in the creation of the League of Nations?
Winston Churchill supported the League of Nations which was the precursor of the United Nations.
Â The League of Nations had proven itself ineffective but it formally continued to exist until replaced by the United Nations.
Â Churchill recognized that something along the lines proposed was needed though it would not always necessarily have positive results.
Â From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Â The earliest concrete plan for a new world organization began under the aegis of the US State Department in 1939. The text of the "Declaration by United Nations" was drafted by President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Roosevelt aide Harry Hopkins, while meeting at the White House, 29 December 1941. It incorporated Soviet suggestions, but left no role for France. "Four Policemen" was coined to refer to four major Allied countries, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and China, which emerged in the Declaration by United Nations. Roosevelt first coined the term United Nations to describe the Allied countries.[b]
Winston Churchill quote:
The United Nations was set up not to get us to heaven, but only to save us from hell.