chapter  7
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United Nations

Today there are more than 190 sovereign states; 80 years ago there were only 70, but many empires have broken up – most recently the Soviet empire. Nations and communities that had been parts of an empire have quarrelled, sometimes going to war (e.g. Armenia and Azerbaijan, India and Pakistan, Cyprus, Congo, Sudan). And the chances of war breaking out have been increased simply by the increase in the number of nations.