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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 8 June 27, 1945

The New Plan

The New Plan

Dumbarton is the basis of the present San Francisco discussion but there is very little reliable information at present and we do not know the new charter in detail.

The new organisation is still not an international government but an instrument for co-operation—it is not a superstate and can therefore be criticised from that angle. In Chapter 2, Section 1 of the Dumbarton Oaks Plan the legalistic term "sovereign equality" is still employed. This is a legal formula and not a political reality; for example, Luxembourg and Panama are separate states and under these terms have the same right to the same vote as other states which are very much larger and more powerful.