League of Nations 1930s

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  • League of Nations 1930s
    • Manchuria 1931: Japanese army invaded. All efforts from the Japanese government to stop the invasion failed. By 1932 the army had taken over the whole of Manchuria.
      • Failures: 1) it took the League almost a year to investigate the problem 2) The report said Japan was wrong, so Japan left the League 3) Sanctions were imposed on Japan, but  the USSR and USA were not in the League 4) the members of the League were selfish and could not agree to ban selling weapons to Japan
    • Abyssinia 1935: Mussolini invaded  Abyssinia despite the fact Haile Selassie appealed for the help, as Mussolini thought that he could get  away with it, given that  Britain and France did nothing for most of 1935 as they wanted Mussolini as an ally against Hitler
      • The league called for sanctions, but stalled for 2 months to decide whether it should include fuel and oil sanctions against Italy. Britain was unprepared to stop trading coal with Italy, as they heard it could cost 30 000 coal workers their jobs
        • Hoare-Laval Plan: a secret plan between Britain and France to let Mussolini have most of Abyssinia. It went behind the Leagues back and wasn't in the interests of Abyssinia
    • The league called for sanctions, but stalled for 2 months to decide whether it should include fuel and oil sanctions against Italy. Britain was unprepared to stop trading coal with Italy, as they heard it could cost 30 000 coal workers their jobs
      • Hoare-Laval Plan: a secret plan between Britain and France to let Mussolini have most of Abyssinia. It went behind the Leagues back and wasn't in the interests of Abyssinia
    • The Disarmament Conference 1932: In 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and rejected disarmament plans, and immediately started to re-arm Germany
      • Should the nations de-arm to the level or Germany OR should Germany be allowed to re-arm to the same level as other countries? Both options were very unpopular.
    • Should the nations de-arm to the level or Germany OR should Germany be allowed to re-arm to the same level as other countries? Both options were very unpopular.

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