The league of nations

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  • The League of Nations
    • Aims of the League
      • Improving living and working conditions around the world
      • To ensure WW1 is never repeated
      • By encouraging disarmement
        • The League ran a series of disarmament confrences
    • How was the League organised?
      • Permanent Court of International Justice was set up
        • Judges from different countries to resolve disputes between different countries
        • Relied heavily on moral force and public opinion
      • The Council of the League was a small group
        • Met several times a year and included 4 permanent members
          • Britain, Italy, France, Japan
        • Most powerful body of the League
        • It had a power to authorize action against any state wrongdoer
          • Moral condemnation
            • Strong words from the Council condemning a state might pressure the state to mend its ways
          • Trade sanctions
            • The Council could decide if members of the League would no longer trade with an offending state
          • Use of force
            • Empowered the use of armed forces against any country who committee aggression against a neighbour
      • Each PERMANENT member of the Council would have a VETO
        • A VETO is where one country ALONE has the power to block a decision by itself
    • The Assembly was like a world parliment
      • 42 members that only met once a year
      • not effective
      • elected states to represent on the Council
      • voted the Leagues budget
  • To ensure WW1 is never repeated
  • Article 10 said members of the League would act together to protect any members if threatened
    • Aims of the League
      • Improving living and working conditions around the world
      • By encouraging disarmement
        • The League ran a series of disarmament confrences
  • The Refugees Commission was effective in helping to resolve the huge refugee crisis
    • existed after WW1
  • Encouraging peaceful settlement of international disputes
    • Weren't successful

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