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How successful was the League of Nations in the 1920's?

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AS and A Level European Union

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How successful was the League of Nations in the 1920's?

The League of Nations was established after the 1st World War. President Wilson came up with the idea of an organization that could prevent future wars. All countries could become members except for Germany and Russia, who were able to join later. In the early 1920s the League did manage to solve quarrels such as the fight over the Aaland Islands but its weaknesses were soon to become apparent.

Most of the Leagues successes came from their social reforms. The League helped to solve many refugee problems. It was also strong in organizing plebiscites in countries such as Germany. The League was concerned with a lot of social matters. They improved working conditions, pensions, wages and organized trade unions. These things affected peoples` everyday lives. The state of the health system improved. This was to the Leagues advantage because there was a noticeable improvement in people's general standard of living after the war.

Another area of success for the League was the way in which they helped the mandate commission. The League governed the land taken away from Germany and Turkey fairly until it was ready

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