JeffT According to the Watchtower the League of Nations morphed into the UN after World War II.
Yes, WT say this and link it to the scarlet coloured wild beast of Revelation 17:8 "The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss" as a proof text.
In fact as recently as 2015 the WT confirmed this teaching (w15 7/15 p. 15 par. 4) “...present political powers that give support to the United Nations, an organization pictured by the 'scarlet-colored wild beast.' ”
But look at the facts.
League of Nations: Started Jan 10th 1920 - Ended 20th April 1946
United Nations: Started 24th Oct 1945
In other words the UN officially began 6 months before the League was formerly concluded. This was necessary to transfer the assets and governance from the old to the new organisation.
How then is it possible for this beast to fit the description of "but is not" when there was not a moment in time when there was no League or United nations?
Where was John in the stream of time when we visioned this event?
If WT is so keen on overlapping events, then why not reveal this one which has basis in fact and history?
Simply put, the scarlet coloured wild beast cannot represent the UN because the description is an impossible fit.