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  •  one thing to keep in mind about the UN security (1+ / 0-)
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    its purpose is not fairness, the rule of law, or world peace.

    it's purpose is keeping all of the nuclear powers talking to one another, and discouraging direct conflict between the five, so as to minimize the chance of world war and especially nuclear exchanges.

    it's a shit deal for the little countries that the great powers can play proxy games with, but it has contained the conflicts between the big players fairly effectively for nearly seven decades and counting.

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