Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to the League of Nations

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (S.W.O.T.) to the League of Nations

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S.W.O.T. of The League of
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
- Set up as a result of the - Set up as a result of the Treaty - Small issues are likely to be - Due to collective security
Treaty of Versailles and of Versailles; countries who contained before they become small wars and disputes could
would aim to uphold all the didn't agree with the treaty big issues. become large.
treaties drawn at the end of had to help make sure - Could increase trade within - The League was trying to do
the war. Germany followed the terms. countries. too much ­ resources were
- Gives member countries - The League doesn't have a - Ability to repair countries stretched.
collective security ­ if one permanent army. after the destruction of war. - Revolts by non-member
country is threatened then all - There are so many countries, countries against the League of
the other countries would that unanimous decisions are Nations.
help. very unlikely.
- Decisions must be unanimous - Great Britain and France had
for them to be passed. to lead the League of Nation,
- There are some powerful but they were weakened by
countries in the League of the war.
Nations. - There was no official leader.
- Lots of countries were - America, a leading power had
members ­ it was the first refused to join the League.
time such a large body of - Defeated countries; USSR and
countries existed together. Germany were not invited
- Council could meet up into the League and therefore
quickly in the result of an seen as a `victors club'.
emergency. - The League was very
idealistic and without Wilson
there, he could not guide
- Due to the very complex
structure of the League;
communication would be
slow. It will be hard for all

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Switzerland, due to
- Their sanctions `lacked teeth'
because they didn't have
anything to enforce them
with, e.g. military force.
- Aggressive countries within
the League of Nations could
cause conflict.…read more


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