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By 1929 the World had Made Significant Steps Forward to Avoid another World War. How far Do I agree?

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By 1929 the World had Made Significant Steps Forward to Avoid another World War. How far Do I agree? By 1929 the world had made many significant steps forward to avoiding another World War; however it had mad a few which increased that risk. The League of Nations is the biggest factor, as it contributed to both sides of the argument. To tell you about the successes and failures of the League I shall split it up into sections. The League of Nations had four main aims, these were 1. To discourage aggression from any nation. 2. To encourage countries to cooperate. 3. To encourage nations to disarm. 4. To improve living and working conditions. If all these had been fulfilled the world would have probably never had a war again, however they were not. Point number one was taken in the League's stride and was taken very seriously. Every little skirmish the League intervened and tried to stop it, this worked ninety percent of the time. ...read more.


This means hey are a good mediator. The Rapallo Treaty was a step in the right direction for Germany, as it restores diplomatic relations between the USSR and Germany. The Rapallo Treaty was signed in 1922. The Dawes Plan was both a success and a failure. The Dawes plan was designed by America to give a chance of economic recovery to Germany. America gave a series of loans to Germany to help them pay off their reparations. The money rebuilt industry which in turn increased employment. This meant an increase of international trade. With international trade at a high Germany is not going to want to fight a trading partner. With good Trade comes good profit, some of this profit goes back into rebuilding industry, some of it pays off the loan from America and the rest goes to pay off reparations. This plan did not reduce Germanys payments so Germany were still annoyed with this so in 1929 The Young plan was introduced. This plan was designed to reduce Germany's repayments. ...read more.


France wanted Germany to get the harshest treatment possible, France would simply say, "No, you can't have that piece of land back" and Germany could not have it. Overall a major problem with Locarno is that it had nothing to enforce it. The Kellog-Briand pact condemns war as a policy of solving disputes. It makes people promise to use peaceful means to solve disputes. People were very optimistic as sixty-one countries signed this pact. However it had lots of weaknesses. Its biggest weakness is it is only a promise it can be broken. Also if someone from outside the pact attacked someone inside the pact. The country inside the pact can do nothing. My overall opinion is that by 1929 the world had made a brilliant effort towards avoiding another World War. They had made so many Pacts and Treaties. However the only problem is that all these pacts cannot be enforced so this just puts them to a grinding halt. I feel the real turning point was later on in the 1930's when Hitler came to power and took Germany out of the League of Nations. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mark Bowers Page 2 13/11/2003 ...read more.

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