COLLECTIVE SECURITY: An entry from Charles Scribner's Sons' <i>Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy</i>

COLLECTIVE SECURITY: An entry from Charles Scribner's Sons' Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy [Digital Download]

Language English
Contributor(s) Roland N. Stromberg
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Language English
Publication Date January 1, 2002
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons
Contributor(s) Roland N. Stromberg
Binding Digital Download
Page Count 11

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Collective security may be defined as a plan for maintaining peace through an organization of sovereign states, whose members pledge themselves to defend each other against attack. The idea emerged in 1914, was extensively discussed during World War I, and took shape rather imperfectly in the 1919 Covenant of the League of Nations and again in the Charter of the United Nations after World War II. The term has subsequently been applied to less idealistic and narrower arrangements for joint defense such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization....
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