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July 30, 1941

The Soviet Union blocked Ireland’s application for the UN on this day in 1941. The Soviets claimed that because Ireland was neutral, they did not personally help establish the organization. However, other member nations doubt the Soviet Union’s motives for blocking Ireland’s application, believing instead that the Soviet Union’s real reasons for blocking the application is because Ireland is a Catholic country and would therefore always vote against a communist nation.

2 Responses to “July 30, 1941”

  1. Tom Swadley says:

    There was no U.N. In 1941. It was established after the War

  2. Yeoman says:

    The comment above is completely correct. In 1941, the United Nations didn’t exist.

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