League of Nations 1920s Border Disputes

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  • Border disputes in 1920s
    • Vilna (1920)
      • Vilna in Lithuania but had many Poles
      • Polish army took hold of it
      • Lithuania protested to League
      • Nothing done
      • Failure
        • No army of League
    • Upper Silesia (1921)
      • Boarder between Poland and German wanted by both
      • plebiscite in 1920. Britain and France kept order
      • Germany voted for industrial areas. Poland for rural areas.
      • Border split according to vote
      • Success
    • Aaland Islands (1921)
      • Finland and Sweden wanted to fight for the Islands
      • League decided they should go to Finland
      • Success
        • War was avoided
    • Corfu (1923)
      • Italian general Tellini killed Aug. 27
      • League Condemns I and ask G to pay compensation after killers found
      • Failure
        • League undermined by Mussolini whom changed the league's ruling
    • Bulgaria (1925)
      • Greece invades Bulgaria
      • Bulgaria appeal to League
      • League condemns Greece and order compensation
      • Success
        • Greece complies
      • Failure
        • Greece questions League's double standard
  • Both countries agreed
    • Success
  • Sweden accepted
    • Success
      • War was avoided
  • Mussolini invades G.  because murderers not executed
    • Corfu (1923)
      • Italian general Tellini killed Aug. 27
      • League Condemns I and ask G to pay compensation after killers found
      • Failure
        • League undermined by Mussolini whom changed the league's ruling

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