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A World Effectively Controlled By The United Nations

A Preliminary Survey of One Form of a Stable Military Environment


Lincoln P. Bloomfield

Prepared for IDA in support of a study submitted to the Department of State under contract No. SCC 28270, dated February 24, 1961

The judgments expressed in this Study Memorandum are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute for Defense Analyses or of any agency of the United States Government

Special Studies Group


1710 H Street, N. W.

Washington 6, D.C.

March 10, 1962



This paper was prepared for project VULCAN, a study of Arms Control and a Stable Military Environment, which was made by the Special Studies Group of IDA for the Department of State under contract No. SCC 28270, dated 24 February 1961. Dr. J. I. Coffey was the Project Leader.

The author, Dr. Lincoln P. Bloomfield, a consultant to the Special Studies Group, has written extensively on the role of the United Nations in international politics. He is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Arms Control Project at the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Judgments expressed are of course those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute for Defense Analyses or of any agency of the United States Government.


Associate Director of Research






Framework of Study

Policy Background



Principal Features


Peaceful Change



On Weapons and Technology

On the Political Environment


Balance of Forces


Community and Consensus




Revision of the United Nations


The Sources of Threat

Nuclear War – General and Limited

Conventional War

Proxy Aggression

Guerrilla War

Subversion and Psychological Warfare

Threats to Use Force




A world effectively controlled by the United Nations is one in which "world government" would come about through the establishment of supranational institutions, characterized by mandatory universal membership and some ability to employ physical force. Effective control would thus entail a preponderance of political power in the hands of a supranational organization rather than in individual national units, and would assume the effective operation of a general disarmament agreement. While this supranational organization — the United Nations — would not necessarily be the organization as it now exists, the present UN Charter could theoretically be revised in order to erect such an organization equal to the task envisaged, thereby codifying a radical rearrangement of power in the world.

The principal features of a model system would include the following: (1) powers sufficient to monitor and enforce disarmament, settle disputes, and keep the peace —including taxing powers — with all other powers reserved to the nations; (2) an international force, balanced appropriately among ground, sea, air, and space elements, consisting of 500,000 men, recruited individually, wearing a UN uniform, and controlling a nuclear force composed of 50-100 mixed land-based mobile and undersea-based missiles, averaging one megaton per weapon; (3) governmental powers distributed among three branches so that primary functions would exist in some recognizable form in a bicameral legislative organ, an executive organ, and an expanded international judicial network; (4) compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court for both legal disputes and legal aspects of political disputes; (5) approximately 130 political subunits, all nominally independent states, within the system; (6) continued jurisdiction over cosmetic affairs by the national governments; and (7) unrestricted international inspection of all states against violation of the disarmament agreement, with permament (sic) inspection of nuclear research and power equipment, strategic areas and industries, administrative policies and operations, and other key and strategic points in the national economy.

The system of representation in the legislative body of the model government would have to include all the constituent units, with the voting procedure reflecting the relative size, power, and standing of the units. In the absence of individual veto rights, legislative power would be exercised on a weighted basis which acceptably combined population and capacity to contribute to the power of the system. No less important, and of crucial practicality in the effective operation of the model government, would be the financial problems. Finally, underlying the whole enterprise must be a realistic comprehension of the historical requirements for peaceful change.

Clearly, the structure of the model itself can be perceived more easily than the fundamental building blocks of consensus and community which would have to underlie it; although, should such a system ever come into being, it would thenceforth have its own inner dynamic. It is, nevertheless, the question of feasibility which is central to the realization of this model order: it may be unattainable when needed, and unneeded when attainable.


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For starters- assuming you've read the rest of the article- one should make notice of a few things first.
This article was written in 1961, before the United Nations achieved any of the ideas expressed. The point there is that the UN did, in fact, listen to the writer and carry out the agenda suggested.
When you see that, you'll start to see some of the agendas as having happened- things like Vietnam, the fall of communism, the berlin wall, and more pertaining to modern politics, the Israeli-Arab conflict.
There were so many reasons for accomplishing all of these things, but when it comes down to it the only reason they really wanted all of these things dealt with was to create a world community and attain consensus from that community. These are examples of the social aspects of the plan.
Let's not overlook the military aspects. Once a stable military environment has been accomplished- one where the United Nations has a monopoly of forces with nuclear capabilities and the membership of 150+ nations- the only remaining threat is labeled as 'guerrilla warfare'.
Guerrilla warfare is defined as a force which is ambiguous as to national involvement, and united loosely by beliefs, principles, or values of any kind. Such a force would be the only thing capable of causing a problem for the central authority.
Now look at today's war on terrorism. It is a war against the only remaining guerrilla factions. It is a war against the idea of having war. It also does a great job of reforming an area of the world that, up until not too long ago, had resisted reforms. Now we see people in fiercely Muslim countries respecting Valentine's Day, which is a Catholic Holyday/holiday. It also is working on solving the Israeli/Arab conflict once and for all. All the while it seems like it's being done for all the right reasons, yet people don't see that the means- in this case- justify the end.
What we don't see is that, inevitably and within our lifetime, they are going to take away our nations army and reduce us to having merely police forces. They are going to take away a thing called national sovereignty, which is- philosophically- an extension of our individual sovereignty as human beings. This will strip us of ego, and ensure that we all become just a part of the machine. It will take away our freedom!
And to end off, though there is so much more I could comment on, let's look at the history of Christianity in retrospect. In the days of Rome, Constantine gave his crown and status as vicar of God on earth to the Bishop of Rome, who is now called the Pope. Together, the Church and the State Christianized Rome and massed together all religions into one big super religion. Through a social construct in the form of the Church, rome lived on even though politically it became divided. The world has, since then, been subject to the authority of the Papists.
Protestants were burned at the stake for reading the Bible and deciding for themselves what to believe, and they ran to this land to find freedom from brutal authority. This same brutal authority has been looking for a way to regain that control, and they have finally found it in the form of the United Nations. Once again, a single tyrannical ruler will rule over the earth and be defined as the Vicar of God on earth.
I will not bow to such a force, and neither will all of those behind me. This is the resistance that I lead. Join us, or become like them. Choose wisely.
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