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Criticism Crisis Evidence For Evidence Against SLOW TO ACT Vilna 1920 The league took time to develop a plan but was rejected by Poland, leaving the league with no other means of enforcement. In the end, nothing was achieved by the League. The Poles kept Vilna. Their original ruling was devised without a mention of a delay. Upper Silesia 1921 It took a year from the plebiscites for the situation to be resolved. Their original ruling of a plebiscite was devised without a mention of a delay. Aaland Islands 1921 There is no obvious evidence that the league were slow to act. Their original ruling was devised without a mention of a delay, even though the subject matter was studied closely. Corfu 1923 (most useful for exam) In the end, it took a month for the Italians to leave. Fortunately the league was in session so a response was devised in a couple of days. The Geneva Protocol 1924 Obviously, it took the entire above crisis (esp. Corfu) to finally consequence the form of this protocol. There is no mention of an immediate delay between the discussion and the write up of the protocol. ...read more.

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Sweden accepted the ruling. Corfu 1923 (most useful for exam) Suggested Greece to pay compensation, but to the league. Furthermore, it was evident that not a lot of effort was put into reinforcing their ruling, possibly a lack of care? The league rightly condemned Mussolini's actions and Mussolini officially agreed. The Geneva Protocol 1924 First of all, there is evidence from the Corfu incident that the league of nations could undermine its own members (meaning they are not complying to the equality law fully). Also, we know that Britain didn't always put their membership in the league of nations first as when they had a general election, the conservative government refused to sign the protocol, as they were worried Britain would be forced into something that wasn't in its own interests. On the other hand, members such as Britain and France wanted to create this protocol to help the progress within the league of nations, showing they cared. It was also in the league and members' interest to diffuse two members' disputes effectively. Bulgaria 1925 (most useful for exam) The Greeks complained. ...read more.

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Evidently, a war was successfully prevented- the main aim. The Geneva Protocol 1924 Because from the Corfu incident the league admitted that members can be undermined. It is probable with USA it would never have got this way. Furthermore, as Britain didn't sign it, it actually weakened the league instead of wanting to strengthen it. Because we know that Britain and France were trying to make progress within the league and thinking ahead. It is just unfortunate the conservative government wouldn't sign it- plus, even if USA were a member it doesn't mean Britain would have signed it then. Bulgaria 1925 (most useful for exam) Greece complained and disagreed with the orders (although obeyed) and it is possible to say that if USA was a member Greece might have conformed more easily and silently. The Greeks obeyed, ultimately, to the response of the league and did all that was asked without force. Furthermore, the Bulgarians trusted the league with the matter as they only sent a military warning, not a plan of attack/defence. ?? ?? ?? ?? Katherine Rostami History (League of Nations) Focus Task 238 10/05/2007 Page 1 ...read more.

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