The Historical Security Council runs by the same rules and structures as the Security Council, albeit one significant difference. It is moved to the past. In the Historical Security Council, delegates relive, influence, and potentially alter the outcome of key historical events. Therefore, delegates represent countries that existed tens of years ago. This way they can delve deeply into their interesting histories.

TOPIC:  The Vietnam War

In this year’s GOMUN, the Historical Security Council has transferred to the year 1972 and will attempt to address one of the most pressing issues of its current historical period – the Vietnam War. Being considered a Cold War-era proxy war, the Vietnam War was initiated by the desire of North Vietnam, which had defeated the French colonial administration of Vietnam in 1954, to unify the entire country under a single communist regime modeled after those of the Soviet Union and China. No more than 4 years have passed since the US has involved itself and the conflict is only escalating ever since. The Security Council must come to a consensus sufficient for both sides in order to prevent countless loss of lives and to ensure international peace.


Advanced: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, French Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, The Commonwealth of Australia, The Kingdom of Thailand, The Republic of Cuba, The Republic of India, The Republic of Korea, The Republic of Philippines, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Expert: North Vietnam, People’s Republic of China,  South Vietnam, Soviet Union, United States of America