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A Brief History of the United Nations

With its headquarters in New York, the United Nations (U.N.) is an international organization made up of 193 member states. The U.N. was formed on October 24, 1945. After World War II, representatives of 50 nations came together to draw up the charter for what was to become the United Nations. This charter outlined the four main purposes of the U.N., which are ensuring peace is maintained throughout the world, fostering friendly relationships between nations, providing for the poor, and acting as a central means by which nations can work to achieve these goals.

The United Nations as we know it today wasn’t the first attempt at such a group. The League of Nations was formed in 1920 following World War I. The United States was not a member, and it proved ineffectual at stopping the aggression of the Axis Powers and the outbreak of World War II. In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill developed a declaration known as the Atlantic Charter, an outline of the goals of the war made by the two nations. This later grew into a pledge of 26 nations fighting the Axis powers, marking the first time the term “United Nations” was used.

The Top 8 Places to Visit in Canada

At over 3.8 million square miles, Canada is the second-largest country in terms of total size. From cities boasting incredible architecture to serene unspoiled natural beauty, Canada has a great deal to offer any traveler. Here are just a few of the top sights to see in Canada :

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls is made up of three truly breathtaking waterfalls along the border of Ontario and New York, and is an immensely popular tourist destination. From Queen Victoria Park you can catch views of the illuminated falls at night and firework displays in the summer.

The Top 8 Kitchen Trends 2019

For many people, the kitchen is the center of their home. It’s where the family gathers to share a meal and it’s where guests usually hang out during a party. So whether you’re building a new home or you’re doing a renovation, you’ll want to stay on top of current trends in kitchen design. Here are the top 8 kitchen trends in 2019.

Black is Back

Mixing in matte black appliances and fixtures is a funky way to add some contrast to brightly colored or wood finish cabinetry.

Using Concrete in Home Decor

At first glance, concrete may seem like an odd choice to use in decorating your home. The color of concrete makes for a bland look, and its texture gives off a cold vibe. When done right, however, nothing could be farther from the truth. First off, who says concrete has to be gray? Why not paint it and then add in a few natural looking elements like glass, copper, wood or glass to create a balanced look? The possibilities of decorating your home with concrete are endless. A word of caution, though. Concrete can crack if not laid or spread properly, so you may want to skip the DIY thing and consider hiring a professional to do it for you.

Now, let’s take a look at some ways you can make concrete a stylish addition to your home.

Add an Accent Wall

This may not be a great choice if you live in an older home like an 1800’s farmhouse, but it would certainly be an option for a newer home.

Future Trends in Real Estate and Construction

The real estate and construction industries are closely linked, so any new construction methods tend to end up affecting real estate trends too. Being informed about these trends can help real estate developers, investors, or managers to make wise choices that appeal to consumers.

One of the biggest shifts in modern real estate has been modular construction. This type of construction involves producing major components of buildings off-site and then assembling them rapidly. This is becoming popular because it is both affordable and convenient. The fact that most of the components are already ready before on-site construction begins means projects can go up in just a few weeks.

International Relations in Political Science

If you’re looking to have a positive change in the world of politics, chances are you’re going to want a formal education. A degree can help you get a job in the field, but it also provides you with the tools you really need to understand the deeper political systems at play and make your mark on the world. But there are two distinct educational tracks in the world of politics. International relations and political science are two fields that have a lot in common but some substantive differences, and the one you choose could have a major impact on your future.