UNITED NATIONS: Solution Over Shrimps

The delegates to the U.N. General Assembly were all eager to get home for the holidays, but they could not end their tenth-anniversary session until they could agree on which small nation should get the eleventh seat on the Security Council. They had disagreed for 35 ballots, an alltime U.N. record.

The antagonists were the Philippines and Yugoslavia; the issue geography and precedent. The British Commonwealth countries, West Europeans and the Soviet bloc insisted on Yugoslavia's election to the Security Council seat that has been reserved since a "gentlemen's agreement" in London...

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