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    to withdraw from the U. N. altogether

    What does "to withdraw from the U. N. altogether" means?
    Does it mean that we are going to Undermine the foundations of the organization?
    Context: "There is also a myopic move in Congress to withhold our dues of more than a billion dollars owed to the United Nations; to withdraw from the U. N. altogether; and to require it to leave U. S. soil by the year 2000."

    The philosophy of humanism, pp ix,1997.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: to withdraw from the U. N. altogether

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello,

    1. "To withdraw from the United Nations altogether" means to completely leave the United Nations. A nation would cancel its membership and have absolutely no relations with that organization.

    2. If a nation were to withdraw, it might indirectly "undermine the foundations of the organization."

    a. For example, your quotation says that the United States' dues are one billion dollars.

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    Re: to withdraw from the U. N. altogether

    The United States supplies the majority of the funding for the UN and its programs. So if it left, it would indeed collapse the entire organization.

    That is sort of the entire point of those who support such an action. The UN, in their estimation, is hopelessly corrupt, worse then useless, and should be abandoned. The idea of replacing it with a league of free, democratic nations usually accompanies the idea of getting the US out of the UN.

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