chapter  3
Collective security revived: the formation of the United Nations
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Whatever the fate of the League as an institution, the idea of a global international organization with responsibility for the regulation of international security had become firmly lodged in political and popular consciousness by the time of the Second World War. Even as the League of Nations disintegrated in the later 1930s and another world war loomed, there was a general expectation that the experiment would be rerun, though in different terms, when conditions in the international system allowed.