By Jay Yu, Channel NewsAsia
Published: 18 Mar 2019 - 08:24 PM
A new imminent threat is being discussed in the General Assembly of the United Nations. Hitler has been found to be alive and has re-ascended to power in 1952 after the assassination of Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of West Germany. Hitler demanded renegotiation of the harsh and unfair terms of the Yalta and Potsdam Conference, threatening that if the world were to fail to do so, the Third Reich would once again attempt to seize control of the world through a series of ruthless invasions of Central and Eastern Europe. Japan announced intentions of starting a nuclear war as retribution for the devastation left on Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the first atomic bomb use during World War II. There are numerous differing views and solutions proposed by different delegates regarding the issues.
Delegates could be separated into those in favor of fulfilling Japan and Germany’s demands, those who wished to negotiate further and those who immediately condemned the actions and felt the urge to take immediate action against Hitler and Japan.
Some key delegates, such as the delegate of Argentina, supported the reunification of the Third Reich. The delegate reiterated that Germany deserved to renegotiate the harsh and unfair terms of the Yalta and Potsdam Conference by the world, and expressed Argentina’s support for the reunification of Germany.
Other influential delegates, namely the delegate of the United States and the delegate of Turkey countered this by stating that Hitler must be deemed a war criminal. The reasoning behind this was that Hitler was the figurehead of the Third Reich, the leader of Nazism and main influencer in Germany. This meant that if he were to be deemed a war criminal, he would not have such a large sphere of influence and his rule can be put to a stop more efficiently. These delegates also believed that Japan was not advanced enough in terms of nuclear technology to pose a real threat to global peace. These delegates continued to propose that Interpol arrest Hitler thinking that if the figurehead of the threat was eradicated, the threat would be greatly reduced. Such delegates also put out reminders of the consequences of supporting Hitler. They strongly recapitulated that supporting the reunification of Germany by Hitler would revive and strengthen white supremacist concepts. Hitler could have also continued his acts of genocide against the Jews and many other races. As such, they deemed it fit for Hitler to be specifically targeted by Interpol.
Lastly, other delegates such as the delegate of The Republic Of China believes that further negotiations must be conducted. The delegate of The Republic of China holds the nuclear stockpile that Japan may have in high consideration, because of the mass destruction the nuclear stockpile could possibly achieve. The delegate conceptualizes that the nuclear threat by Japan will destabilize world peace. Through negotiations with Germany and Japan, they believe that tensions can be reduced and a better solution can be proposed.
As of the unmoderated caucus, the delegates retained their differing views and remained determined on their respective stances and have yet to come to a conclusion or compromise. As the first half of the session comes to an end, no conclusion has yet to be made by the council, and the council will begin the second half of discussion in hopes of reaching a consensus and to finalize their discussion on the issue.
The rise of Hitler once again.