The League Of Nations

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  • The League Of Nations
    • Aims
      • its aims were to stop wars
      • to encourage disarmament
      • make the world a better place by improving people's working conditions
      • iI would also try and tackle disease
    • Organisation
      • Its organisation comprised an assembly, which met once a year
      • a council, which met more regularly to consider crises
      • a small secretariat to handle the paperwork
      • a number of committees such as the International Labour Organisation and the Health Committee to carry out its humanitarian work.
    • Strengths
      • Its main strengths was that it had set up by the Treaty of Versailles, which every nation had signed, and it had 58 nations as members by the 1930s
      • To enforce its will, it could offer arbitration through the Court of International Justice
      • apply trade sanctions against countries that went to war
    • Weaknesses
      • Its main weaknesses were the fact that it was set up by the Treaty of Versailles (which every nation hated)
      • that its aims were too ambitious
      • that Germany, Russia and the USA were not members
      • that it had no army
      • that its organisation was cumbersome; and that decisions had to be unanimous
    • The Covenant of the League of Nations was built into the Treaty of Versailles at the end of the First World War
    • The League was Wilson's dream for a new world order

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