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Account For The Formation Of The Non Aligned Movement & Evaluate Its Effectiveness During The Cold War Era.

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The Non-Aligned Movement was an international organization created as a third world response to superpower rivalry. It was an organization whose aim was to separate control and influence of the Soviet Union and United States. The intention being to make certain national independence, sovereignty, and the territorial integrity of a country was maintained. The first meeting of the Non-Aligned countries was in 1955, in Bandung, Indonesia. The nations attending this meeting stated they would remain neutral through the East-West conflicts of the Cold War. Soon after, the first official conference of the Non-Aligned Organization took place at Belgrade in 1961, a concern being that an accelerating arms race could result into a war between the United States and the Soviet Union.Within the Non-Aligned Movement there are many main objectives and causing factors as to why the organization was established. This movement hoped to give freedom to people under colonial and alien domination. To also promote the establishment of a just intercontinental economic order. Get rid of the causes and with that the horrors of war and the newly developing nuclear devices and weapons. To promote the privileges and civil rights of humans. Putting a stop to the condemning of different races; racial discrimination. Promoting a sense of protection and preservation for the environment. The abolition of dictating imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. To create a peaceful co-existence and good-natured settlement of international disputes. And lastly, to help strengthen the role and effectiveness of the United Nations.During the Cold War era, the members of the Non-Aligned Movement were frequently targeted by the United States and Soviet Union imperialistic view. Both Superpowers tried to attract Non-Aligned countries to their respective sides by offering economic aid to development projects within a Non-Aligned country. Proving that the Non-Aligned Movement was not a strongly...

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