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The League of United Nations (LUN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace, prosperity and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation and understanding, and be a center for harmonizing international relationships. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful international and intergovernmental organization in the world, even surpassing its predecessor, the United Nations (UN). The LUN is headquartered on international territory in the Kingsberg Oblast, formerly Kaliningrad, with its other main offices being in Reykjavík, Montreal, Nairobi and Singapore.


History

The LUN was formed after the end of WW III with the goal of preventing future wars of global and regional dimension, succeeding the ineffective United Nations. On June 1st 2030, representatives of the Allies and Revisionist Powers of the war, as well as neutral and occupied nations, came together in Reykjavík, Iceland, for peace negotiations, during which the attending nations started to draft the framework of a potential successor organization to the de facto dissolved UN. It was finalized and adopted on November 11th 2030, and took effect on 31st December 2030, when the LUN was officially founded. The resulting organization and its charter pursued maintaining international peace and stability, preserving and protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and economy, as well as upholding and enforcing international law. At its founding, the LUN had 190 member states, including the provisional governments of various nations still under allied occupation. The United States of America joined the organization in 2035 after the inauguration of a new president following the Second American Civil War (2030-2034). Israel followed several months after, leaving only Saudi Arabia under after the LUN Stability Corps intervention of 2031 as the only nation not signed to the LUN Charta.

The mission of the LUN faced several hurdles in its early years, due to active opposition and hostility coming from the US under the pseudo-fascist rule of Donald J. Trump, and the international tensions caused by the Second American Civil War. The missions of the LUN, as well as its armed branch, the LUN Stability Corps, have mainly consisted of sending armed and unarmed military observers and light to heavily armed troops for monitoring, reporting, confidence building as well as military interventional operations. Due to accessing former UN resources and infrastructure, the LUNs budget for economic, humanitarian, ecological preservation and social development programs soon equaled its spending on military peacekeeping. After the interventions during the Saudi Arabia Crisis and the Second American Civil War, the LUN has expanded its field operations and undertook a wide variety of complex tasks, like preventing a further escalation of the so called "Visegrád-Rebellion“, delivering humanitarian aid and peacekeeping forces during the Belorussian Civil War, as well as preventing the outbreak of full scale war during the French-Brazilian Crisis of 2039. The LUN later on also shifted its field is tasks to engage in various climate related disasters and catastrophes. The LUN has the following main organs, similar to its predecessor the UN: the General Assembly of the LUN, the LUN Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the LUN International Court of Justice and the LUN Secretariat. The organization also included an armed branch, the LUN Stability Corps, which was aimed at enforcing international law, as well as intervening in armed conflicts for the sake of international peace. The LUN system also included various specialized organizations, like the World Health Organization, the World Food Program, LUNESCO, LUNICEF, as well as the Red Pigeon Corps, a humanitarian organization founded during WW3. Additionally, a multitude of inter- and non-governmental organizations and alliances were granted cooperative status with the LUN such as the European Alliance of the United Forces, which served as a basic framework for the LUN Stability Corps.

The LUN's chief administration officer is the General Secretary, elected to a four-year term. The office is currently held by Jacinda Ardern, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, whose term began on January 1st, 2040. The organization itself is financed by assessed, voluntary and obligatory contributions from its member states, while the troops of the LUN Stability Corps are contributed by a rotational system that distributes 0.5% of every member states military for international peace keeping missions.

Structure

The initial members of the LUN. Blue= member states, Purple = later members who were under occupation after WW3. (Newly founded nations not shown here).

Similar to its predecessor, the LUN is based on five main organs: the General Assembly, the LUN Security Council, the Economic and Social Council of the LUN, the LUN International Court of Justice and the LUN Secretariat, although the LUN Stability Corps became an additional new organ compared to the UN. The LUN General Assembly is located in the Kingsberg Oblast international zone, while the LUN Security Council is located in Montreal, Canada. The Economic and Social Council is placed in the secondary headquarters of the LUN, Reykjavík, Iceland, while the International Court of Justice remained in The Hague in the Netherlands. Overall a lot of infrastructure and resources from the disbanded UN, as mentioned above, where integrated and repurposed for the LUN, allowing it to become operational more quickly and more effectively than its predecessor. Nonetheless a wide array of new institutions were founded by the LUN to secure a fair and balanced distribution of international power, as well as enforcing international law more effectively. Various of these new institutions were also located in nations that were founded, acknowledged or granted independence after WW3, like Taiwan (which was recognized as an independent country, unlike it was the case with the UN), Kurdistan and the newly reunited countries of Korea and Cyprus, among others. The official languages of the LUN include English, French, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and German. Similar to the UN, the LUN and its institutions are immune from the laws of countries from which it‘s operating, in order to secure the LUNs impartiality. It’s armed branch, the LUN Stability Corps, serves as an international peacekeeping force which is authorized to intervene in armed conflicts in order to avoid further escalation. As mentioned, all member states contribute 0,5% of their militaries and their defensive spending to the Stability Corps, while it is always comprised of troops from 4 permanent contributors from every continent except Australia and North America and 4 others on a rotational basis, which changed every 4 years. This way, the Stability Corps commands a military force capable enough to challenge any power in a military confrontation, while not being too powerful, since a wider coalition of states could muster enough forces to counterbalance the Stability Corps. This way, potential future abuse of the branch should be avoided, while nations are free to contribute more troops and resources to the institution if they wanted to. Those permanent members are France, Germany, the UK and Russia for Europe, Japan, India, South Korea and China for Asia, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Chile for South America, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and Ethiopia for Africa, as well as Australia. For North America, Canada and Mexico became permanent members, with the later inclusion of the United States after the Second American Civil War. The Stability Corps, as well as most LUN bodies are operating by majority votes, although there are no veto rights by any member in order to prevent nations from shielding themselves or their allies from consequences of any kind.

Membership

With the addition of Turkey in 2041, the LUN includes 195 member states, including all independent nations of the world except the Vatican State, who serves as a non-member observer. Apart from countries that were occupied at the end of WW3, only 3 nations, the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia refused to join the LUN and rejected its legitimacy, although all three eventually joined years later. The LUN Charter outlines only one requirement for its membership, that was similar to the membership clauses of its predecessor, the UN:

  • Membership of the League of United Nations is open to all peace-loving Nations that accept the obligations and rulings contained in the Charter of the LUN, and are able and willing to carry these out.

Objectives

Peacekeeping and Security

The LUN, after approval of its Security Council, is able to send peacekeeping forces to regions where armed conflicts have lead to displacement, mass-killings and overall destabilization. During those missions, where the peacekeeping forces assist other humanitarian bodies and organizations such as the "Red Dove Corps“ that was founded in WW3, these troops solely armed with defensive gear and weaponry protect civilian life, assist in handling refugee waves, create buffer zones between warring nations and help distribute water, food and medicine to those in need. Aside from sending new peacekeeping troops when the need arises, there are several permanent deployments of LUN peacekeeping troops, such as Hong Kong and Xinjiang, where LUN peacekeeping forces act as a buffer between China and those territories, which saw massive crimes perpetrated against their people during WW3. Another permanent mission is the frontier between Israel and Palestine after the end of Israeli occupation in 2030, which was the requirement for Israel to join the LUN and therefore receive the assistance of LUN Stability Corps during the Saudi Arabia crisis, since the US wasn’t able to grant support to Israel because of the Second American Civil War. Should violent conflicts continue to escalate or spread, the LUN Security Council, by majority vote, can deploy its armed branch, the LUN Stability Corps to intervene more offensively in armed conflicts, in order to decrease the ability of the warring nations to continue hostilities, while the international composition of the Stability Corps prevents unilateral animosity towards specific countries in particular. The only permanent deployment of the Stability Corps is its mission in Kurdistan, where heavily armed forces are supposed to prevent aggression from Turkey, Iraq, Syria or Iran.

Despite the foundation of the LUN, which was supposed to prevent future wars and armed confrontations, various follow-up conflicts did erupt after WW3, the largest of which was the Second American Civil War. Even though these conflicts broke out relatively soon after WW3, the interventions of the LUN, AUF and the LUN Stability Corps, as well as diplomatic efforts were able to prevent these conflicts from escalating into broader military confrontation. Here a list of some of the most notable conflicts and their respective interventions:

  1. Following the severe economic and financial devastation, as well as the unprecedented loss of life and the crippling of its military prowess because of WW3, the US saw an escalation of political tension and division which already stemmed from the pre-war era. As a result, the deep political division of the american society following the first and second presidential terms of Donald J. Trump erupted into the Second American Civil War, which additionally diminished US political, economic and military power. During the conflict, republican loyalists in the south and center of the US engaged in various violent hostilities with pro-democratic states of the american coast, that banded together as the „West“-, and „East-Coast Pacts“ against the leadership of president Trump and his associates. The war remained inconclusive, but lead to the end of authoritarianism and pseudo-fascism in the US, while an american reintegration process into the global community was started.
  2. During the aftermath of WW3, a Belorussian Civil War erupted when pro-western forces surrounding previous oppositional politicians in Belarus tried to crack down on the remnants of the Lukashenko regime. The conflict lead to the risk of reignition of tensions between the EU, AUF and Russia, and was ultimately resolved by an AUF and LUN stability Corps intervention and joint diplomatic efforts of european and russian representatives.
  3. A Korean Civil War broke out when the final remnants of the Kim dynasty and therefore North Korea collapsed after WW3. A military junta comprised of Kim-loyalists and north korean military commanders kept engaging in an anti-western insurgency, in order to resist the unification of the peninsula under southern and american supervision. Allied forces managed to obtain the remaining north korean nuclear weapons, while the insurgency under Kim Jong Uns sister, Kim Yo Yong was crushed, leading the last supporters of the past north korean regime to form terror cells, which performed various attacks over the following years.
  4. After WW3, most of Syria, Iraq and large parts of Iran were occupied by the saudi lead arab coalition. In the immediate years after the war, Saudi Arabia administered the occupation of Syria and Iraq, and created a de facto zone of saudi control, in which Saudi Arabia tried to establish an enlargement of its reign by distributing its currency, purging critical opposition and ethnically cleansing religious and ethnic groups it deemed undesirable. When the LUN, of which Saudi Arabia was not part of, demanded Saudi Arabia to hand over the control over the occupied territories, Saudi Arabia refused to do so and tried to use its oil reserves as a weapon to blackmail the worlds leading powers into submission. When Saudi Arabia additionally sponsored terroristic attacks in Europe, Canada and Australia, while committing various massacres and backing the republican loyalists in the Second American Civil War, the LUN decided to break down its reign in the Middle East. What followed was the first intervention of the LUN Stability Corps, which liberated the occupied territory of Syria and Iraq, while toppling the saudi wahabi regime, leading to an international occupation of Saudi Arabia.
  5. Following WW3, the european allied powers tried to root out the authoritarianism and anti-democratic movement in Europe, which was partially responsible for european fraternization with the Revisionist Powers, while weakening Europes unity. The attempt of enforcing the rule of law and implementing mechanisms to uphold it reignited tensions between the EU and the so called „Visegrad-states“ Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Because of the emergence of european military and political power after WW3, the EU proved to be more assertive and unwavering in its stance against the „V-4“, who tried to block any efforts of upholding democratic mechanisms for securing the rule of law, while also demanding Ukraine’s expulsion out of the AUF because of hungarian demands. When the EU cutt off funding for the V-4, Poland and Hungary took a more aggressive approach and started to harass EU traffic and trade, while creating a political gridlock in Brussels. The now called „Visegrad-Rebellion“ also caused new military tensions, when Hungary mobilized its forces as a show of strength against the EU, while also initiating a series of clashes with Ukraine and Romania over alleged human rights violations against ethnic hungarians in both countries. Italy joined the „Visegrad-Resistance“ due to disputes over immigration and alleged italian war crimes against migrants in the Mediterranean, leading Italy to harass maritime traffic as well. The Visegrad Rebellion also caused a new worsening of relations between the UK and the EU, due to british support for the V-4 against the EU as well as new aspirations of the UK to exit the AUF after WW3 in opposition of a unified european army beyond war-times. This desire to leave the alliance was later dubbed „AUFXIT“ in satirical reference to the Brexit. After a comparatively short AUF intervention against Hungary, as well as severe economic sanctions and blockades against the Visegrad states, the intense pressure on the right-Wing governments of the 5 Visegrad nations grew to such an extent that democratic movements, under assistance from the EU and AUF, got enough public support to enable new elections that brought up more pro-EU governments. Only Hungary remained belligerent to a certain degree.
  6. The heightened military presence of France inside French Guyana lead to massive tensions between Brazil and France, which believed the french presence to be a threat against brazilian interests on the continent. Brazil accused France of trying to internationalize the Amazon forest, which would take away part of Brazil’s souveranity and limits its exploitation of the rainforest. As a result, the brazilian and french navies engaged in various harassment operations against each other, while the brazilian army had several standoffs with French Guyana. Only dedicated diplomatic efforts of the LUN prevented all out war from occurring in the first half of the 21st century, although tensions remained high.
  7. In Africa, the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over water reserves escalated into a new military confrontation, where egyptian and ethiopian forces actively targeted each others territory, while Egypt additionally supported secessionist insurgencies in the ethiopian breakaway region of Tigray. The conflict, which was escalated by climate disasters, also spread over to other nations hit hard by droughts, disease, famine and the late consequences of WW3. This was the reason why Eritrea and Sudan were caught in the crossfire of the first of the „Water Wars“, with many similar conflicts erupting in Africa for the rest of the century.
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