“The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.” -Jan Peter Balkenende
Welcome distinguished delegates to the Cold War Cabinet of the DXBMUN’17.
I, Rydell Tauro, President of the Cabinet, take immense pride in welcoming you to this committee. How about keep this address as a sandwich? So let’s start off with the bread. I study in the Indian High School, Dubai in the twelfth grade. I’ve taken the science stream with an aspiration to become a quantum physicist.
My dream is to study at IIT, Bombay and successfully complete my B.Sc. and PhD. I have been into dancing since the past 7 years of my life and I enjoy playing the electric guitar. MUN has always been a very precious part of my life without which I’m sure I wouldn’t have achieved so much.
Having gone for many local as well as international MUNs, I’ve realized one thing. MUN doesn’t contain debating. It improves your socializing skills and keeps you updated with the outside world.
Now for the filling of this sandwich-about the committee. The Cold War Cabinet is present for the sole purpose of deciding the future of the world after a certain time during the Cold War. Being a known fact, the Cold War was one of the most important events that took place in the history of the world. The world was divided into two. The East and the West. The East strongly supported by the Soviet Union, favoring communism, and the West widely backed by USA, supporting capitalism.
Although these countries did initiate wars like the Vietnam War and the Korean War, there was no such direct contact between the two, thus creating a state of political conflict without interaction. The formation of NATO and WARSAW Pact further exacerbated the conditions between the two blocs and confirmed the formation of a bi-polar world. Nuclear proliferation was another reason why the world was threatened at a stage and the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) was another key concern for the citizens of many nations. It is important to note that some reasons why these wars and treaties were signed, date back to more than 100 years or so. The Cold War has always been a topic of mass discussion among many people. Being a historical committee, we have set the following agenda for the same: -
High level discussion on the legality and consequences of wars from 1945-1961 and the future of the bilateral world.
This agenda is kept strongly to keep the delegates reminded that anything they do or say can affect the world futuristically. Hence I highly recommend every delegate to be thorough with their foreign policies and be well aware of their country’s stance in various wars and treaties. Every unmoderated caucus and formal debate which you participate in, could alter present events and could change the course of mankind.
And now the last part of the sandwich, the second slice of bread. As the President, I’ll make sure that every delegate gets an equal opportunity to express their opinions and perspectives, and participate in all possible debates; not to forget the motions for entertainment! Honestly saying, I’m against the idea of being a ‘strict’ President, and hence promise to be friendly whenever you want to approach me for something. I would also like to convey one message to you delegates. When you are confident about your research, and can keep yourself encouraged saying you can win it, then believe it or not, no obstacle can stop you from ruling the debate. Also, there’s one thing I always convey in my messages. Enjoy whatever you do during these three days, and set the podium on fire!
Saying this, I hope I’m able to reach your expectations of me and will try my level best to help you all have the three best days of your life. Feel free to contact me or ask me for any doubt. I’ll be as transparent as you want me to be. I’d be more than happy to assist you and I hope the sandwich is helpful for you too!
Hoping to see all of you well prepared and looking forward to have a great session with all of you.
Cold War Cabinet
High-level discussion on the legality and consequences of the war and pacts between 1945-1961 and the future of the bilateral world.