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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Department of Political Science.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


When the situation in Indonesia was brought to the attention of the Security Council in January, 1946, and again in July, 1947, a new step was taken in the field of international organization; for the first time an international organizations, the United Nations, was dealing with the problem of a colony seeking to become independent of its mother country. While one may be critical of the procedure and methods which were used by the Security Council, such an attitude must be tempered with the realization of the enormous difficulties which exist when a new type of problem is considered for the first time. At least two suggestions may be advanced for the improvement of the handling of disputes by the Security Council: the creation of a permanent fact-finding body; and the limitation of the amount of time consumed by speeches.

Advisor: Norman L. Hill