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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights   

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written at the end of World War II. The United Nations adopted it in 1948. And what was the reason this document was created?

In modern times, certain political leaders have abused their power. They have been cruel dictators. In dictatorships, the power of government is in the hands of one individual. Dictators may think they have the authority to do whatever they want. They may take away liberty, property, or even life. They may torture and terrify those under them