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Nations Who Should Be Permanent Members of the UN Security CouncilBlue_Devereaux The United Nations was formed in 1945. The Security Council is the body of the UN charged with security and international peace issues. It is comprised of five permanent members, each of whom has a veto power. The five are the victors of World War II and for many years were the only five nations with the nuclear bomb: China, France, Russia, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. Other nations rotate on the security council, but none of them have veto power. For years, it has been argued that the Security Council's permanent members need to be expanded, or if kept at five, then a different five might be in order to reflect the current state of things.
Which nations should be on the UN Security Council as permanent members with veto power (in order of importance)?...
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1 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.
The USA is the strongest a nation on earth in every way.
2 United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.
Britain is a strong powerful nation economicly and militarily powerful. Strongest in Europe.
3 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
4 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.
5 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.
6 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
7 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
8 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.
9 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.
10 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
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1. United States
2. United Kingdom
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