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The obvious answer of who vetoes the most over what (USA, I/P) is in fact correct, but this chart was very illuminating in terms of showing what the priorities and conflicts of the other Security Council powers have been. Thanks for sharing.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 11:46 AM on July 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


I moved to Britain only a few years ago and was surprised to see the scale of the vetoes in southern Africa. I don't think it's acknowledged in British discourse as it should be.
posted by tavegyl at 12:01 PM on July 31, 2014


Wow that chart is terrible. Why on earth are the US and France almost imperceptibly different shades of blue? And why is the legend in a different order than the horizontal axis? Blech.
posted by jedicus at 12:07 PM on July 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


What is (or was) the Spanish Question? My googling comes up with either unrelated items or pages that assume I already know.
posted by ckape at 12:26 PM on July 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


And the Greek Question? Is it about Cyprus?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:36 PM on July 31, 2014


Ah. Here we go. 1946.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:39 PM on July 31, 2014


This article (pdf) gives some context on the Greek and Spanish questions at the UN in the early years of the Cold War.
posted by tavegyl at 12:41 PM on July 31, 2014


Wikipedia link, since the UN is worthless (at least in terms of its web site).
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:42 PM on July 31, 2014


What is (or was) the Spanish Question?

No one expects the Spanish Question.
posted by yoink at 12:44 PM on July 31, 2014 [7 favorites]


What is (or was) the Spanish Question?

Based on my experience in this area I'm gonna go with "¿Cómo está usted?"
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:49 PM on July 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


The Spanish question was about whether Spain would be admitted to the UN post-WWII while Franco was still in power.
posted by Seamus at 1:17 PM on July 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Donde esta La casa de Pepe?"
posted by Auden at 1:17 PM on July 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


¿Que?
posted by yoink at 1:28 PM on July 31, 2014


After looking at those UN vetoes, it seems like mostly the big countries are vetoing stuff that would result in consequences for them. Is this really what's going on? I have no fucking clue about the UN, where do I go to find out some more about it?
posted by beefetish at 2:16 PM on July 31, 2014


I moved to Britain only a few years ago and was surprised to see the scale of the vetoes in southern Africa. I don't think it's acknowledged in British discourse as it should be.

Mention Maggie Thatcher.
posted by Artw at 2:56 PM on July 31, 2014


"¿cuál es la cuestión española, Alex?"
posted by symbioid at 6:39 PM on July 31, 2014


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