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The General Assembly, full of dictatorships 1 16.67%
The Security Council, with its vetoes and old powers 1 16.67%
Governments, all of them 1 16.67%
Cthulhu 3 50.00%
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is the UN so useless?

Because... Well, it is. But why?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

No state wants to cede its sovereignty
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

^ yup, no question that plays a key role
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

The answer is obvious:

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

I think both prince and nimreitz are on the money (especially prince) + members of the security council a lot of the time are working at cross purposes
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

My theory: Cthulhu was summoned by the Legion of Doom.
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

For the sake of discussion - what would you guys like to see the UN do?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

Go up in flames?

Oh, and as far as the question goes, I'm pretty sure that's what we pay them for.
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

The UN isn't efficient enough for my taste.
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

Given the sheer agglomeration of creepy bureaucrats I'm kind of happy they're inefficient.
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Re: Why is the UN so useless?

I hope for the best from my politicians, as hopeless that might be at times.
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For the sake of discussion - what would you guys like to see the UN do?
Peacekeeping, feeding the hungry, and trying war criminals.
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Peacekeeping, feeding the hungry, and trying war criminals.
Read somewhere that when they drop supplies into Africa, the warlords just take over the stuff. There's no UN boots on the ground because of the risk.
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