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Re: [FH] About the UN again (sorry Beast)

From: Ryan Gill <rmgill@m...>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 19:45:12 -0400
Subject: Re: [FH] About the UN again (sorry Beast)

At 12:22 PM +1000 7/21/01, Derek Fulton wrote:

>Korea was more a clash of ideologies, communists verse the 'free 
>world' and only happened because America was prepared to involve 
>itself in the 'good fight'. If America hadn't shown any 
>(self-)interest the UN flagged force would have been at best a 
>non-event, at worst a disaster.

Pretty much because with the exception of Great Britain, noone else 
is able to project that much power so far away.

>In order to keep the UNSC free from the interference of other 
>nations, the personal would need to be loyal to the UN <The 'myth' 
>of the NAC officer stealing the plans for the pulse torpedo springs 
>to mind :) > and they and  their dependents would need somewhere 
>safe to live.
>>The mandate is nothing outside the Core Worlds. The timeline 
>>specifically states that. How could they establish power projection 
>>bases outside the core worlds when they aren't supposed to?
>The mandate is to maintain peace within the core but that doesn't 
>mean the UNSC stops at the core, once again the survey cruisers are 
>evidence of that. Smaller less capable nations could also sign 
>assistance treaties with the UN, just like they would with any other 
>nation state.

Granted, but a UNSC taskforce assaulting a FSE base would have to 
never happen. Not unless you want an entirely huge problem.

>Further more as a nation state the UN is perfectly within it's 
>rights to claim some of the worlds it is surveying for itself. This 
>would allow the UN to collect resources to build and maintain the 
>UNSC, build bases to support further exploration of space on 
>humanity's behalf, and have somewhere for the UN citizens to live.
>>Then why the limit on power?
>What limit are you referring to?

Well, specifically the Mandate specifying the UNSC's area of 
operations and Authority.

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