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Why America didn't join the league of nations.

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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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Why America didn't join the league

Although the League of Nations was much of the work of President Woodrow Wilson America never joined the League of Nations. This was for several reasons, firstly America had suffered casualties in the war, and many people in the USA wanted to keep America out of European affairs. This policy was called isolationism. Joining the league meant that this might involve having to do things that might set back the economy or damage America otherwise. America had had enough of wars and dealing with other countries problems. They also had little or no support for British or French policies or the Treaty of Versailles, which they refused to accept. So although when the League was actually being formed Woodrow Wilson still backed America joining it, by this time and, despite Wilson, America never joined the League.

The League of Nations in the 1930s

The Disarmament Conference in Geneva 1930-1932 failed.

Germany was angry that no other nations were forced to disarm and withdrew from the conference. Countries were expanding their military because of the Depression. There was no trust between countries. The world was not a safe place in

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