League of Nations structure

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  • League of Nations - Structure
    • THE SECRETARIAT
      • Like civil service, kept records of League meetings - carried out work of League
    • THE COUNCIL
      • Met 5 times a year or in emergency
      • Temporary members elected by Assembly for 3 periods
      • Each member country had a VETO in Assembly and Council means 1 permanent member could stop the Council acting even if others agreed
      • Moral condemnation
        • Could decide which contry was 'the aggressor' and tell it to stop
      • Economic and financial sanctions
        • Members could refuse to trade with the aggressor
      • Military force
        • Armed forces of member countries could be used against an aggressor
    • THE ASSEMBLY
      • 'Leagues Parliament'
      • Could only recommend action to the Council, could vote on:
        • Admitting new members to the League
        • Appointing temporary members of the Council
        • The budget of the League
        • Other deas put forward by Council
      • Met once a year, each country had one vote
    • THE PERMANENT COURT OF JUSTICE
      • Settled disputes between countries peacefully
      • Gave legal advice to Assembly/Council
    • THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO)
      • Brought together employers, governments and workers representatives once a year
      • Aim to improve conditions of working people
      • Collected statistics and information about working conditions and tried to persuade member countries to adopt suggestions
    • THE MANDATES COMMISSION
      • Made sure Britain and France acted in the interests of the people that territory, not in its own interest
    • THE REFUGEES COMMITEE
      • Helped to return refugees to their original homes after the end of WW1
    • THE SLAVERY COMMISSION
      • Worked to abolish slavery around the world
    • THE HEALTH COMMITEE
      • Deal with problem of dangerous diseases to educate people about health and sanitation
    • Early successes
      • Solved dispute 1921 - Germany and Poland over Upper Silesia
        • Gave good reputation
          • Sweden and Finland over Aaland Islands 1921
      • Sweden and Finland over Aaland Islands 1921
      • Combat spread of diseases
      • Fought against slavery and tried to create better working conditions

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Mary

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!

I struggled so much to find resources which used the information that we have in these new textbooks! This is so well organised so it makes me dread revising it all less and it also means that I don't have to sort through each description of the different Commitees in their entirety. :D

Luqmaan Chaudry

THANKS. USEFUL

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