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The League of Nations

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League of Nations Revision Which countries did not join the League in the 1920's and why? * America, they felt they were to powerful for the League and would end up giving too much away..., also they wanted freedom * Russia, as they were a communist country, which democratic countries in the League feared * Germany, as they were said to not be a peace loving country What where the aims of the League? * to discourage aggression from any nation * to encourage countries to co-operate especially in business and trade * to encourage nations to disarm * to improve the living and working conditions of people in all parts of the world What were the successes of the League in the 1920's? ...read more.

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Plebiscite (vote) given to Silesians. Industrial areas voted for Germany, rural for Poland. French & British troops were sent to keep order at polling booth. League divided the region to avoid further disputes. Arrangements were made to exchange water and power supplies. +5 Why did the League fail? * In the 1930s, the world economic depression encouraged nations to be more aggressive towards each other. Fascist dictatorships took power in Germany, Italy and Japan, which were intent on empire-building and these countries defied the League. * Japan conquered Manchuria in 1932. When the League supported China, Japan left the League. ...read more.

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The League objects, but can do nothing. 1935 Hitler renounces the Treaty of Versailles and starts re-arming in defiance of the League. 1936 The League's Disarmament Conference fails. 1936 German army re-occupies the Rhineland in defiance of the League. 1937 Italy leaves the League. What were the consequences behind the Wall Street crash? * Less trade was exchanged, as others weren't prepared to buy goods * Tariffs were put up by countries * America had lent money now others began struggling to pay it back, America suffered! * Japan suffered leading them to take over Manchuria to rise back its economy * Unemployment, Britain then began to worry more about itself * France, worried with what Germany would do * Germany elected Nazis again to sort problems out economical, social * Italy's Mussolini began to take control...! ...read more.

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