By Berit Kjos
“The spring of 1945 brought peace and reunions! My father had been a leader in the Norwegian “underground” resistance movement. He was captured and sent to Grini, Norway’s Nazi concentration camp. But now he was home! It was finally time for celebration!” – Berit Kjos
Some of you may still remember year 1940, when the world stood at the brink of the World War II. Japan had been ravaging China and Korea. The Italian armies of Mussolini had occupied Ethiopia and were persecuting its Christians. And Hitler, who had already “annexed” Austria and Czechoslovakia, invaded Romania and planned to conquer all of Europe — and much more.
Elite leaders on the opposing side of the war would use the spreading turmoil to build support for their vision of a United Nations. And we shouldn’t be surprised. The historical record is full of hidden agendas, clever deceptions and expedient chaos.
But before we move ahead, lets look back at some old clues to today’s changes. The following quotes from our Chronology of the UN sheds light on the power and secrecy behind the familiar scenes. Click here to continue reading.