Problems with the League of Nations

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  • Problems with the League of Nations
    • Why didn't the USA join?
      • America hadn't liked the Treaty of Versailles
        • They thought the League of Nations was connected to it
      • They thought it would be too expensive
        • Wanted to only have to worry about American problems
          • Isolationism
      • Many thought  that people should be free under democracy
        • Weren't willing to be dragged into wars to help countries like Britain and France keep undemocratic colonies
      • Wilson's political enemies wanted to make him unpopular and get rid of him
    • It wasn't powerful enough
      • Britain and France were in charge
        • Neither country was strong enough after the war
      • Economic and Military sanctions couldn't work without the USA
        • Some countries were too busy rebuilding to be able to apply them
      • Germany and Russia were not allowed to be members when it was first formed
      • The League had no army of its own
        • Many countries didn't want to commit troops to war
        • Some countries like Italy were prepared to ignore the League
      • Everyone had to agree before anything happened
      • The Court of Justice had no powers to make a country act
    • Two conflicts caused problems in 1923
      • The Corfu Incident
        • Mussolini occupied Corfu in 1923 after the murder of an Italian diplomat
        • Mussolini demanded financial compensation and an apology from Greece
          • Mussolini got the decision overturned and received the money and apology
            • The League demanded that they should be given the money
              • Mussolini demanded financial compensation and an apology from Greece
                • Mussolini got the decision overturned and received the money and apology
                  • The League demanded that they should be given the money
                    • The League looked weak
                • The League looked weak
          • The French occupation of the Ruhr
            • Germany failed to keep up with the reparations
              • France invaded Ruhr in 1923
                • League didn't intervene
                  • USA helped with the Dawes
                    • France withdrew from the Ruhr in 1925
            • France invaded Ruhr in 1923
              • League didn't intervene
                • USA helped with the Dawes
                  • France withdrew from the Ruhr in 1925

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