International Agreements helping the League of Nations

How International Agreements helped the work of the League of Nations

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Disarmament in the 1920s

  • In the 1920's the League failed in bringing about disarmament
  • In 1921 Japan, USA, Britain and France agreed to limit the size of there navy but disarmamant didn't go any further than this
  • In 1923 the League of Nations first disarmament treaty was accepted by France and other nations but was rejected by Britain because it would tie it to defending other countries
  • In 1926 plans were finally made for a disarmament conference but it took five years to agree on a draft  convention and it was rejected by Germany in 1933
  • The failure of disarmament was damaging the Leagues reputation in Germany as Germany had been forced to disarm(In the Treaty of Versaillies) but no other countries had to disarm to the same extent  and others were not prepared to give up there armies and wouldn't be the first country to disarm
  • In the late 1920s the Leagues failure in disarmament didn't seem to be too serious because of international treaties that promised to bring a peaceful world
  • These treaties included the Locarno Treaty and the Kellogg - Briand Pact
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Economic Recovery

  • One reason for optimism in 1928 was that the economies of European countries were recovering
  • The Dawes Plan of 1924 had helped to solve economic crisis in Germany and helped other economies like Britain and France get moving again
  • The recovery of trade between these countries also reduced tension - this is why it had been one of the League of Nations aims
  • When countries were trading with each other they were less likely to go to war with each other
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