The League of Nations

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  • How Did The League of Nations Work For A Better WOrld
    • Refugees
      • There was a lot of success from the league in terms of refugees. The Nansen Passport, a document produced by Head of the Refugees Committee Fridtjof Nansen, allowed more ease for genuine refugees to cross bordersto either return home or settle in a new country.
      • 400,000 prisoners from the First World War were returned to their homes by the League.
      • Following a refugee crisis in Turkey in 1922, hundreds of thousands of people had to be sent to refugee camps, and there were multiple diseases that were beginning to spread. The League acted quickly and effectively to relieve people of diseases such as dysentery, cholera and smallpox.
      • The Refugees Committee also spent a lot of its time raising donations, as it was always short of funding.
    • Working Conditions
      • The International Labourers Organization also managed to higlight major abuses carried out by organizations and countries, some of which weren't known of.
      • The League also introduced a maximum 48 hour working week, which consisted of 8 hour working days.
      • However, the ILO was also hindered by a lack of funds.
      • The League worked well in making work safer. It banned poisonous white lead that could be found in paint, which was used by child workers, and also managed to generally improve working conditions for labourers.
    • Health
      • It also started a worldwide campaign to exterminate mosquitoes, which passed on diseases like malaria, and other such as yellow fever.
      • It also sponsored research against infectious diseases, with institutes in Singapore, London and Denmark. These quarters were paramount in creating vaccines and medicines to fight against diseases such as malaria and leprosy.
      • It is considered to be one of the most successful initiatives of the League of nations, and was adopted by the United Nations following the Second World War, and the current World Health Organization (WHO).
      • The Health Committee of the League did have some important work, and gave out important statistics concerning health issues, and also gave out advice on good practices. Such advice was taken on by many countries, including the USSR, which was strongly opposed to the League of Nations.
    • Transport
      • The League made recommendations towards marketing shipping lanes, and also produced and international highway code for road users.
    • Social Problems
      • The League of Nations managed to blacklist 4 largeGerman, French, Dutch and Swiss companies, which were exposed as having illegal drug trade.
      • It challenged to forced labour to build the African Tanganyika railway, which had a death rate of 50%. The League was able to reduce this figure to 4%
      • Raids were organised by the League against traders and slave oweners in Burma


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