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United Nations Trust Territories

United Nations Trust Territories were the successors of the League of Nations mandates and came into being when the League of Nations ceased to exist in 1946. All of the trust territories were administered through the UN Trusteeship Council. Trust territories (and administering powers) were: Cameroons (Britain and France), Nauru (Australia), New Guinea (Australia), Pacific Islands (U.S.), Ruanda-Urundi (Belgium), Somalia (Italy), Tanganyika (Britain), Togoland (Britain and France), and Western Samoa (New Zealand).