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 Allied Nations Issue, 1943
The appearance of the Allied Nations stamp, and my own appearance, coincided with the opening day of the famous Casablanca Conference in Morocco, where Allied leaders hammered out the strategy that called for the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers.
The "United Nations" that this stamp commemorates had nothing to do with the United Nations organization that was established in 1945, but was only the expression of a common goal -- the defeat of Germany, Japan, and Italy.
The stamp at the right is one of a set of six issued in 1943 to commemorate the signing of a treaty with Great Britain and the United States. /bob/alliednations.html

 Cold War (1962-1991) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The next year the nonaligned bloc in the United Nations passed a resolution demanding the creation of a new international economic order in which resources, trade, and markets would be distributed fairly.
Nonalignment held that peaceful coexistence with the great powers was both preferable and possible.
Nonaligned states forged still other forms of economic cooperation as leverage against the superpowers. /wiki/The_Cold_War_since_1970

 Slavic peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The idea that the Slavic people have something in common apart from the origin of their languages is connected with romantic nationalism, the panslavism movement and the notion of race as the biological basis of nations.
The common Slavic experience of communism combined with the repeated usage of the ideology by Soviet propaganda after World War II within the Eastern bloc ( Warsaw Pact) was a forced high-level political and economic hegemony of USSR dominated by Russians, and as such despised by rest of conquered nations.
Germans and different Slavic nations have employed either of these theories as tools of political propaganda, resulting in general confusion. /wiki/Slavic_peoples

 Encyclopedia: Allied Nations
According to this usage, allies become allies not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war.
In addition, it is usually used in a strict dichotomy of them vs. us, reflecting wartime propaganda, with no account taken of nuances of countries that were occupied as neutrals, changed sides or participated in concurrent wars.
In general English usage, a formal treaty is not required for being perceived as an ally - co-belligerence, to fight alongside someone, is enough. /encyclopedia/Allied-Nations

 Developing country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations allows each nation to decide for itself whether it will be designated as "undeveloped" or "developing" (though many economists and other observers ignore the UN rule about self-designation).
Developing countries are in general countries which have not achieved a significant degree of industrialization relative to their populations, and which have a low standard of living.
The application of the term 'developing country' to all of the world's least developed countries could be considered innappropriate in the cases of a number of poor countries, due to the fact that they are not improving their economic situation as the term implies, but have experienced prolonged periods of economic decline. /wiki/Developing_nation

 G4 nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The G4 is an alliance between India, Germany, Japan and Brazil for the purpose of supporting each other’s bid for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.
While almost all nations have agreed in principle that the UN needs a revamping which includes expansion, few countries are willing to talk about the exact time frame for such a reorganization.
Also there has been discontent among the present permanent members regarding the inclusion of controversial nations or countries not supported by them. /wiki/G4_nations   (305 words)

 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City (the building does not however belong to the United States) in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 states, replacing The League of Nations.
The United Nations and its various agencies are central in upholding and implementing the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. /wiki/United_Nations   (5501 words)

 Glossary of Organisations: Ge
The end result is that wealthy, productive nations have a great deal to gain with foreign markets lowering tariffs, while poor nations have little to gain when the markets of the wealthy are already dominated by local producers, while their own markets at home are flooded by the wealthy nations.
Poor nations were again shafted — multi-lateral trade concessions made between western nations to lower tariffs on automobiles for example, made little impact in most South American nations.
In the GATT agreement of 1947, 23 nations had signed on; by 1949 10 more nations agreed to comply; all together claiming they governed four-fifths of global trade. /glossary/orgs/g/e.htm   (5501 words)

 Home Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Rugby Union it is still common for the all the competing teams from the British Isles in the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) to be referred to as "Home Nations" teams.
These include the now defunct British Home Championship in football, and the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship
Home Nations is a colloquial term sometimes used to refer collectively to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) or to all the self-governing nations or states of the British Isles. /wiki/Home_countries   (179 words)

 Tri Nations Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2006, a third round of fixtures will be added to the Tri Nations as a result of a comprehensive television deal between SANZAR and broadcasters in the United Kingdom and the three SANZAR countries.
The Tri Nations Series is an annual international Rugby Union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Since the inception of the Tri Nations series, the games played in it between Australia and New Zealand also determine the winner of the Bledisloe Cup each year. /wiki/Tri_Nations_Series   (807 words)

 Rugby Union Six Nations Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Six Nations Championship, (2000-) formerly known as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides; England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
Despite the quality of the teams involved, the Tri Nations Series does not arouse the same level of passion and intensity, and is a much younger competition, begun in 1996 in the Southern hemisphere.
The last-placed nation is said to have won the Wooden Spoon. /wiki/Rugby_Union_Five_Nations_Championship   (567 words)

 Nonaligned Nations
This is a list of some of the larger and more important Nonaligned Nations that claim neutrality in the wars between the Big Three powers of our Universe.
However, some of these nonaligned worlds have created small nations of their own for defensive and political reasons.
While membership in the Weirdo Zone is open to all societies socially mature enough to join, some societies have refused to join while others were simply far too mercenary and unenlightened to be accepted into the Weirdo Zone. /wz/repNonaligned.htm   (567 words)

 Rugby Union Six Nations Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Six Nations Championship, (2000-) formerly known as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides; England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere.
Following the 1930 competition, France was expelled from the Five Nations amid allegations of professionalism and concerns over on-field violence. /wiki/Six_Nations_Championship   (573 words)

 MSN Encarta - War Crimes Trials
The first war crimes trials in modern times were held after World War II (1939-1945) by the victorious Allied nations to prosecute German and Japanese war criminals.
In November 1994 the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 955 creating the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Also, the United Nations has ratified the general principles of the trials. /encyclopedia_761561717/War_Crimes_Trials.html   (573 words) Nations
Aryan Nations (AN) (also known as the Aryan National Alliance) is a right-wing anti-Semitic White supremacist anti-government group based in the United States.
Keenan v Aryan Nations summary of a lawsuit against the Aryan Nations for its violent activities.
The group ran an annual "World Congress of Aryan Nations" at Hayden Lake for both AN adherents and other right-wing groups. /browse/wiki/Aryan_Nations   (726 words)

 MSN Encarta - United Nations
Member nations pledge to settle their disputes peacefully, to refrain from using force or the threat of force against other countries, and to refuse help to any country that opposes UN actions.
This type of union by nations to protect each other against an aggressor is sometimes referred to as collective security.
Many nations are reluctant to defer their own authority and follow the dictates of the UN. /encyclopedia_761564986/United_Nations.html   (1319 words)

 nonaligned nations. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
Nations of the Third World that as a group rejected alliance with either the United States or the former Soviet Union. /59/13/nonalignedna.html   (1319 words)

 Iroquois Constituion
If the Five Nations fail to obtain the consent of the nation at the first council a second council shall be held and upon a second failure a third council shall be held and this third council shall end the peaceful methods of persuasion.
All the Clan council fires of a nation or of the Five Nations may unite into one general council fire, or delegates from all the council fires may be appointeed to unite in a general council for discussing the interests of the people.
When the War of the Five Nations on a foreign rebellious nation is ended, peace shall be restored to that nation by a withdrawal of all their weapons of war by the War Chief of the Five Nations. /welker/iroqcon.htm   (10287 words)

 Bretton Woods system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nations could forgo converting dollars to gold, and instead hold dollars.
Additionally, all European nations that had been involved in World War II were highly in debt and transferred large amounts of gold into the United States, a fact that contributed to the supremacy of the United States.
Members were obligated to establish a parity of their national currencies in terms of gold (a "peg") and to maintain exchange rates within 1 percent, plus or minus, of parity (a "band") by intervening in their foreign exchange markets (that is, buying or selling foreign money). /wiki/Bretton_Woods_Conference   (10287 words)

 Axis Allied Nations in WWII
Some Axis Nations were reluctant partners, such as the Bulgarians, while others, such as the Slovaks and Italians, initially took up arms very willingly and fought well at the side of Germany.
America had its Allies during WWII - Britian, France, the Soviet Union, etc. Germany, too, had its share of Allied Nations - their unique and often neglected stories will be told within this section.
The distinction between "foreign volunteers" and "Axis Allies" was that foreign volunteers actually joined the German military - either alone or in large groups - and became an internal part of Germany's fighting forces, while Axis Allies were distinct independent Countries who joined the Axis cause and mustered their forces to fight along side Germany. /axisa.html   (10287 words)

 The Global Encyclopedia : Hotels : Travel
During the 19th century, many new states were added to the original thirteen as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
After long debate, this was supplanted by the Constitution of a more centralized federal government in 1789.
Two of the major traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the American Civil War ( 1861 - 65) and the Great Depression of the 1930s. /american-encyclopedia/wikipedia/n/na/native_...   (10287 words)

 Global Warming and Developing Nations
Developing nations are caught between a rock and a hard place in the global warming debate.
Developing countries face a difficult decision, whether to sacrifice their economic development for protection against possible ecological problems in the near future.
As developing countries build their economies, frequently heavily dependent on manufacturing and energy-costly industries, they increase the risk that they will be ill-affected by global climate changes. /09developing.htm   (10287 words)

 Asia Times -
The failure of the talks is regarded by the developing nations in Africa and Asia as a signal of their arrival as a new force to be reckoned with in the global economic stakes.
This solidarity among developing nations was in sharp contrast to the past when similar groupings cracked under pressure from developed nations, which customarily have dominated the direction of previous negotiations under a veil of secrecy.
There is already serious and growing concern about the tendency of developed nations to negotiate bilateral trade treaties with poorer countries of their choosing, at the time of their choosing, to their advantage. /atimes/Global_Economy/EI20Dj01.html   (10287 words)

 Conservation Role of Developing Nations
Increasingly developing nations are adopting environmental plans both to look good in the eyes of international financing organizations, and in finally realizing the adverse affects of deforestation for their own economies and peoples.
Developed countries are tired of the rhetoric from wealthy developed countries urging them to preserve forests but not coughing up the cash to turn words into action.
Developing governments could significantly reduce deforestation by changing land title procedures so deforestation is not favored over the maintenance of productive forest. /1020.htm   (10287 words)

 G4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
G4 nations – four major nations seeking seats on the UN Security Council: Germany, Brazil, Japan, and India.
G4 (band) – a pop group on the ITV television programme The X Factor.
G4 bloc – China, India, Brazil, and South Africa—the core leadership of the larger G20 trade bloc within the World Trade Organization. /wiki/G4   (193 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: G4
G4 (band) (additional info and facts about G4 (band)) — a pop group on the ITV (additional info and facts about ITV) television programme (additional info and facts about television programme) The X Factor (additional info and facts about The X Factor)
G4 star — a subclass of G-class ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders) star ((astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior) s
G4 (television) (additional info and facts about G4 (television)) — a gaming-oriented television channel (A television station and its programs) /encyclopedia/g/g4/g4.htm   (184 words)

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