Global Organizations

By Andy Seamans

By Dawn Seamans-Shook

November 24, 2012 2 min read

1. How many countries were members of the United Nations in 1945?

2. The "European Economic Community" is a group that began with six founding member-nations and was later absorbed by a much larger group. By what name is the larger group known?

3. Following on Question 2, how many nations or states are currently members of that group?

4. Only three foreign private citizens have ever been invited to address the joint session of the U.S. Congress. Can you name them?

5. How many countries were included in the first United Nations Security Council in 1946? For bragging rights, name them.

Answers

1. 51. Although there was a loosely tied group in World War II that was called the United Nations, the body we now know by that name was organized in 1945 with 51 members.

2. European Union.

3. 27.

4. The following private citizens were invited to address the joint sessions of the U.S. Congress: the Marquis de Lafayette of France (1824), Lech Walesa of Poland (1989) and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (1990).

5. 5. Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Poland and the Netherlands were the first members.

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