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Fulfilling the Sacred TrustThe UN Campaign for International Accountability for Dependent Territories in the Era of Decolonization$
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Mary Ann Heiss

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501752704

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501752704.001.0001

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Laying the Groundwork

Laying the Groundwork

International Interest in Non-Self-Governing Territories

(p.18) Chapter 1 Laying the Groundwork
Fulfilling the Sacred Trust

Mary Ann Heiss

Cornell University Press

This chapter takes the concept of internationalism back to World War I and the League of Nations Mandate System, which undertook the first effort to legitimize global organizational involvement. It clarifies the Anglo-American discord that marked wartime discussion of international involvement in colonial matters. It also cites the US capitulation to the British position that reveals a tendency to lean toward the Western European allies when it came to the idea of international involvement in colonial questions. The chapter discusses the First General Assembly's handling of the nontrust dependent territories, including its initial steps beyond the narrow confines of the Charter. It looks at the proponents of a real UN role in the nontrust dependent territories achieved in 1946 that were a long way from true international accountability.

Keywords:   internationalism, World War I, League of Nations Mandate System, US capitulation, Western European allies, nontrust dependent territories

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