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The League of Nations in the 1920s

1) The Aarland Islands

What happened?

Finland traditionally owned the Aarland Islands but most of the inhabitants were Swedish.
Both sides claimed rightful ownership to the island and seemed prepared to fight for them.

What did the League do?

It intervened, and gave…

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Success, but possibly only because there were no powerful countries involved.

4) The Vilna Problem

What happened?

Vilna was the capital of Lithuania. Polish troops seized the town, because most of the
population were Polish.

What did the League do?

Britain and France wanted to keep Poland as an ally,…

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