posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 11:03 AM
It would be a more interesting world if we get India' on the UN Security Council. India, a nuclearly armed, non-signatory to the nuclear
non-proliferation treaty, who is often the voice of reason.
The current permanent 5 members of the council are listed below and were drawn from what were viewed as the victorious nations of WWII. Permanent
members have the power to veto any substantive resolution.
* United Kingdom
* United States
All nuclearly armed too, I might add. Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are also vying for permanent membership.
Japan and Germany contribute the second and third largest amounts of funding to the UN. Guess who the first is.
Brazilian and Indian troops make up a very large number of troops sent on UN-mandated peace-keeping missions.
I have wondered in the past month or so how the last vote to sanction Iran would have gone had India maintained a permanent seat then.
The other 10 of the current 15 seats on the UN Security Council are rotated out yearly...five at a time for two-year terms.
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