Upper Silesia- 1921
Aaland Islands- 1921
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Vilna- 1921 (failure) and Upper Silesia-1921(s
- The Polish army took control of Vilna
- Lithuania appealed to the League for help. When the league protested to Poland, they wouldn't withdraw.
- Britain wouldn't act alone and because France didn't want to upset Poland(possibly ally to germany in the future)- they wouldn't act either.
- The League did nothing- FAILURE.
- Upper Silesia was an industrial region in both Germany and Poland. They both wanted control.
- The people voted and the industrial area voted for Germany and the rural area for POland.
- The League gave these areas to each country and built safeguards to protect against fighting.
- Arrangements were made for supplies and this was accepted by both countries.
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Aaland Islands- 1921(success) and Bulgaria-1925(su
- Sweden and Finland both wanted control of the Islands.
- They both appealed to the League and the league decided that Finland should have the islands- accepted by Sweden!
- This avoided war and was therefore a success
- Greek troops invaded Bulgaria in 1925 because some Greek soliders had been killed there.
- Bulgaria appealed to the league and the League condemned Greece.
- Greece pulled out of Bulgaria AND payed compensation.
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Corfu- 1923 (failure)
- An Italian ambassador was killed and Mussolini was outraged.
- He ordered Greece to pay compensation and occupied Corfu---> 15 people were killed and Greece appealed to the League.
- The League condemned Italy and acted swiftly- they said that Greece should pay compensation to the League which would be payed to Italy if the killers were found.
- OFFICIALY Mussolini accepted but out of the public eye he changed the league's ruling and Greece payed compensation straight to Italy.
- Mussolini then withdrew boasting of his triumph!
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