Giving Peace a Chance: The Formation and Development of the United Nations

American History, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Relations of the U.S., International Law, Law Journal Library, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

The United Nations was born out of the most devastating conflict in world history—World War II. Learn about the history and development of the international organization while exploring HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection.

About the United Nations Law Collection

This database offers researchers a complete online international law database featuring exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.

Finding aids and additional features make it easy to access UN treaties by performing standard searches, entering UNTS citations, or by linking to treaties cited in law review articles.


UNITED NATIONS LAW COLLECTION


A History of the United Nations


THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

The 1914 assassination of Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked a domino effect that resulted in the First World War…

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A Day of Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

American History, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Relations of the U.S., Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

On the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the United States was assaulted in a surprise, preemptive military strike by the Empire of Japan. Though the United States had maintained a neutral stance in the ongoing Second World War, the attack sparked the nation’s entry into the burgeoning global conflict.

Before We Get Started

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1. Foreign Relations of the United States

This series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S…

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The History of Foreign Relations of the United States

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Relations of the U.S.
Shannon Furtak

The United States has formal diplomatic relations with most countries, including all United Nations member states, as well as with the European Union, the Holy See, and Kosovo. Recent global actions of the United States have made headlines: the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, the stated refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Program, and escalating tensions and repeated threats of military action against North Korea, among several others.

HeinOnline contains an essential collection of documents useful for forming a detailed understanding of the history of today’s foreign policies and international relations. The Foreign Relations of the United States series…

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Exploring HeinOnline: American Foreign Policy Current Documents

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Relations of the U.S.
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Coming Soon to the Foreign Relations of the United States Library!

We are pleased to announce that this set will soon be available in the Foreign Relations of the United States Library. American Foreign Policy Current Documents presents the public foreign policy messages, addresses, statements, interviews, press briefings and conferences, and congressional testimony by the executive branch of the U.S. Government. The 11 volumes of this set cover all major foreign policy subjects and geographical areas. Since the full public record on each major foreign affairs issue would be excessively large, only the most important documents or portions of documents on the major issues are included.

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