The international component was more than simply outside intervention in a domestic dispute; because of the difficulty of having an effect within South Africa, the African states had to find a new arena outside South Africa. In that way, a new international dispute liable to lead to warfare was created, and international organizations attempted to limit that conflict. Some symptoms of the internationalized dispute were easier to control, especially in the UN. The apartheid dispute illustrates the good faith of nearly all international organizations to attempt the maintenance of a common policy on political issues. The success in maintaining a harmonious policy between most organizations, however, indicated the degree to which a sense of an international community existed in the UN family, or to which this issue helped to create that sense. Where international organizations can be said to have exercised their powers with some success is in controlling the international manifestations of the conflict.