As the fall of the USSR is imminent, the global world is facing the beginning of a new era in history. The P5, consisting of the US, Soviet Union, China, UK, and France, exercise their diplomatic skills as they work together with India, Yemen, Belgium, and Zaire to solve world issues.
The students decided to tackle Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait first, and everyone thought it would be a mere matter of marching. But unpredictable crisis updates armed Hussein with chemical weapons, and the war soon sprang out of control into a global economic crisis. The war in Iraq was over when China offered reinforcements and stationed its troops in Kuwait. Looks like Beijing controls Kuwait for now!
The spillover from the Iraq conflict led to the rise of extremisism and terrorist acts to as far as Northwest India. In order to combat the anti-West sentiments, Yemen took the initiative to educate the Islamic community and find solutions to the violence, while India expressed a desire to accept Western economic aid and support to address terrorism, along with new economic opportunites.
On the economic front, the United States proposed globalization, and together with the UK and France, a deal was struck, with China and USSR both advocating for free trade and greater economic collaboration. The global economy was recovering as nations agreed to open ports for more goods and services. Delegates from all nations worked hard to not only balance veto powers, but find concrete solutions. Everyone had something to contribute, and delegates had a great time representing their countries’ political and national interests.
Navdeep Singh Badhan
Varsity, Canada (Edmonton, AB)