The Successes of the League in the 1920s

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Aaland Islands 1920-21

The Aaland islands are sandwitched between Sweden and Finland, and both counties wanted them for themselves. They were both willing to fight for the islands. 

The League assessed the situation and eventually gave the islands to Finland. This was a success of the league because both countries accepted the decision.

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Upper Silesia 1920

Upper Silesia was an industrial region between Germany and Poland, and both countries wanted it because of the money that they could gain from the steel and iron industry.

A vote (called a plebiscite) was given to the citizens. The results of the plebiscite showed that the industrial areas wanted to join Germany, and the rural areas wanted to join Poland. 

This led the league to divide Upper Silesia between the two countries. The league had to safeguard rail links and monitor the division. This was a success for the league, as they solved the problem by coming to a compromise.

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Austria 1922

After world war one, the government in Austria was facing an economic disaster. The league helped by sending in financial experts to try and control the situation.

By doing so they managed to stop the collapse of the Austrian government, through reorganising their finances and economy.

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Bulgaria 1925

Greek soldiers were killed on the border between Greece and Bulgaria, which led to the Greeks invading Bulgaria.

The Greeks were condemned and made to pull out of Bulgaria, they were also made to pay compensation to Bulgaria. It was overall success because the matter was resolved.

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