First there was the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson's ill-fated attempt after World War I to create a formal system of global governance. Yet, as World War II came to an end, international institutions began to take shape in earnest, and they came to guide discussions of security, legal, and economic issues.
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The International Bank, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.
The New International Court, the World Court, and the international criminal justice system.
The League of Nations, the United Nations, and the "illusion of world government."