The League of nations and international peace

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  • The league of nations and international peace
    • The league of Nations was created in 1919-20 with high hopes of maintaining world peace
    • The USA voted not to join - an this was a fatal weakness
    • The depression affected leading trading countries, including Japan
    • In 1931 the Japanese invaded Manchuria; the League was slow to meet and act
    • Only victorious countries at first were allowed to join
    • The structure was flawed, with the Assembly and the Council having little real power to act with no standing army
    • 1935 the Italians invaded Abyssinia
    • The League acted with limited sanctions over Abyssinia and was shown to be weak
    • In the 1920's some initiatives occured outside the League such as the Locarno Treaties.


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