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- An international coalition, founded in 1945 and headquartered in New York City, that aims to promote global co-operation and maintain international order.
- 1950 September 1, Harry S. Truman, 3:28 from the start, in MP72-73 Korea and World Peace: President Truman Reports to the People, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives Identifier: 595162:
- We hope in particular that the people of China will not be misled or forced into fighting against the United Nations and against the American people, who have always been and still are their friends.
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:United Nations.
- (historical) The Allies of World War II; the countries fighting against the Axis Powers.
- 1942 February 23, “Dutchman's Chance”, in TIME, archived from the original on 7 March 2008:
- Last week plump Admiral Helfrich was not at sea, but in the United Nations' well-guarded, teeming headquarters in interior Java. Under him, in the top sea command, was a U.S. naval officer whom Admiral Helfrich and all the Dutch had learned to admire: 55-year-old Vice Admiral William A. Glassford Jr. Admiral Glassford needed more cruisers, more destroyers, more submarines for the sea defense of Java. Admiral Helfrich needed men & munitions, but especially aircraft and airmen.
- 1944, “The United Nations”, Harold Jacob Rome (lyrics), Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (music) (SP record), performed by Paul Robeson and Keynote Orchestra And Chorus, N.Y., U.S.A.: Keynote Recordings, Inc., →OCLC, M 1200 B:
- United Nations on the march with flags unfurled
Together fight for victory, a free new world
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- “United Nations”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “United Nations”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “United Nations”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- “United Nations”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “United Nations”, in Oxford Learner's Dictionaries
- “United Nations”, in Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, 1999–present.
- “United Nations, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.