January 18, 1919: The Paris Peace Conference opens.
June 28, 1919: The Treaty of Versailles is signed. The world is at peace once more.
January 21, 1920: The Conference comes to an end with the inaugural General Assembly of the League of Nations.
September 18, 1931: The Imperial Japanese Army begins its invasion of Manchuria. The League of Nations says:
January 30, 1933: Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany.
March 16, 1935: Hitler reintroduces conscription to Germany, openly flouting the military restrictions of the Versailles Treaty. The League of Nations says:
March 27, 1933: The Empire of Japan withdraws from the League of Nations.
September 19, 1933: Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
October 3, 1935: Italian armed forces invade Ethiopia.
October 7, 1935: The League of Nations says:
July 7, 1937: Japan begins a full scale invasion of China. As a final measure, the League offers only its “spiritual support” to the Chinese.
December 11, 1937: Italy withdraws from the League of Nations.
September 1, 1939: Germany invades Poland. The League of Nations says:
World War II begins. The League fails its primary directive: to avoid any future world war.
October 24, 1945: The United Nations officially comes into existence.
57 YEARS PASS…
March 20, 2003: The United States of America begin their invasion of Iraq.
The United Nations clears its throat, about to say:
America pushes past, hollering:
Kofi Annan gazes grimly over the surface of the East River. His left eyebrow twitches. The capillaries in his eyeballs burst like test tubes overheated. His lips quiver, not out of fear, but in a fit of holy rage. His fingers clench to make a fist, as he brings it down hard upon his desk. Kofi Annan says:
Enter the UN Squadron: