Mongolia’s “Journey” to Join the United Nations in 1946-1961 : “Cold War” Factors and Ideological Conflicts of the Great Powers

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https://doi.org/10.5564/mjia.v22i1.1769

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the United Nations, admission of Mongolia, Soviet diplomacy, veto power, positions of Great Powers, membership of the MPR at the United Nations

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The article explores the aspects of the interaction between the USSR and the USA on the Mongolian question within the UN during first 15 years of the Cold war. The author dwells such problems as Mongolia’s contribution to the war against Japanese militarism; the question of the involvement of Ulaanbaatar to the Korean war in 1950-1953; the arguments between Moscow and Washington concerning the package admittance of new members; the reason of the veto power exercised by the Chiang Kai-shek regime; ideological conflicts between two opposing blocs in the United Nations. The first application for Mongolia’s admission to the UN was submitted to Secretary-General Trygve Lie in a letter dated June 21, 1946, signed by Kh. Choibalsan, Prime-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the MPR. The solution of this issue, however, dragged on until 1961. During this period, the application for admission of the MPR was renewed four times - in 1948, 1955, 1956 and 1957. The Mongolian statement was considered at least 13 times in various meetings of the UN Security Council.

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Batbayar Tsedendamba, Institute of History and Ethnology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Academician, Doctor of Science (History)

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2021-12-30

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Tsedendamba, B. (2021). Mongolia’s “Journey” to Join the United Nations in 1946-1961 : “Cold War” Factors and Ideological Conflicts of the Great Powers. Mongolian Journal of International Affairs, 22(1), 28–41. https://doi.org/10.5564/mjia.v22i1.1769

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