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The League of Nations

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The League of Nations By Tom Funnell In 1919 during the Paris Peace Conference, Woodrow Wilson can up with the idea of the League of Nations, an organization that would that would attempt to unite all of the world's nations. Then in 1920, George Clemenceau of France and Lloyd George of Britain agreed to set up the League of Nations, but now the American, Wilson, wanted nothing to do with it. Both he and all the other Americans believed it would end up being them sorting out all the disputes around the world, leading to all their friends and family dieing. So they said they would not join at all. The main headquarters of the League of Nations was in Switzerland, in Geneva. The major aims of the League were to: * To discourage aggression from any nation. * To encourage countries to co-operate, especially in business and trade. ...read more.


Then in 1920 a private Polish army merely took control of it. Lit6huania appealed to the League, this would be their crucial "first task" as a League. The League sent a protest to Poland, but they ignored it, so according to the Leagues guidelines, they should have sent French and British troops over there to remove the Poles. But the French did not want to upset a future ally against Germany, and the British were not going to send their troops half the way across Europe. So in the end the League just left it, under the control of the Polish. This was not was not a good result for the League, from this point on it was downhill. There were other disputes that came later on, but the League solved where able to solve this situations without to much of aggression from either side. For example the Upper Silesia, this was an area with both Polish and German population. ...read more.


This angered the Germans, they were the only country to disarm, and so they believed they were vulnerable to other countries. I believe the League's ten years were not up to their previous expectations. They were unable to complete any of their aims successfully. There was still quite a bit of aggression between states, the League failed to settle many of the disputes, and were unable to get any one to disarm. Although they did improve living and working conditions, they had not completed it in the global scale they wished to. After the war countries began to lose trust within each other so very little trading in was going on. The League of Nations was losing it's respect all round the world. They began to slacken off, the tension they had once held, in Germany plots to abolish the Treaty of Versailles were being spoken yet no action was taken to stop them in their tracks. The League was it's own downfall. Tom Funnell The League of Nations 10St Teresa ...read more.

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