Why are China, France, Russia, the UK, USA the five most powerful, in the security council (United Nations)?

Which countries would you add to the list to be permanent members?

4 Answers

  • 4 years ago
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    During WW-2 the leading "Allied Powers" were Britain under Wiston Churchill, the US under FDR, France under General DeGaulle, Nationalist China under Chiang Kai-shek and the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. They were the founders of the UN, a hangover from the defunct "League of Nations". They made themselves the "Permenant members of the Security Council. Later, the Chinese position was given to the P.R. China and taken away from Nationalist China (Taiwan).

    Source(s): A former TV news cameraman and journalist with over 30 years in the industry in Australia and Southeast Asia. Currently a retired SE Asoan historian.
  • 4 years ago

    1) See: United Nations, History of.

    2) None. Read: It's bad enough as it is. But if I had to argue for one, I'd go with either Benin or Bhutan.

  • 4 years ago

    It was set up as the five winners of WW II.

  • 4 years ago

    We have the biggest guns. That's why gun control sucks.

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