HISTORY-LEAGUE OF NATIONS

HideShow resource information
What were the aims of the League of Nations?
1)Disarmament 2)Improve lives and jobs 3)Enforce the Treaty of Versailles 4)Stop war
1 of 28
What happened at the Aaland Islands, when and was it a success?
It was a success, in 1920,Finland&Sweden claimed AA Islands,LON said it belonged to F and S accepted
2 of 28
What happened at Upper Silesia, when and was it a success?
It was success,in 1921,plebiscite was settled-partioned the area-Poland was given most the industry,Germany accepted
3 of 28
What happened at Bulgaria, when and was it a success?
It was a success,Greece stopped its invasion when condemned by the League
4 of 28
What happened at Corfu, when and was it a success?
It was a failure, LON tried to stp war, Italy ignored LON orders to leave in 1923
5 of 28
What happened at Vilna, when and was it a success?
It was a failure, LON ordered Poles to leave but they ignored them in 1920
6 of 28
What happened at Memel, when and was it a success?
It was a failure, LON tried to make Lithuanians leave, they refused
7 of 28
What were 4 humanitarian successes of the League?
1)repatriated 400,000 WW1 prisoners of war 2)worked to prevent leprosy,malaria,kill mosquitoes 3)closed 4 Swiss companies selling illegal drugs 4)attacked slave owners in Sierra Leone&Burma,set free 200,000 slaves
8 of 28
How did the Depression affect the League?
1)unemployment-more concerned with own problems than international affairs 2)extremism-voters followed those who offered solutions to unemployment 3)militarism-extremist countries re-arm
9 of 28
What did the assembly do?
LON's parliament, nations equal and had 1 vote each,met once a year,ultimate authority over the LON's actions
10 of 28
What did the council do?
met more frequently,dealt with international crises,Britain,France,Japan and Italy were permanent members
11 of 28
What did the secretariat do?
arranged work of the council and assembly
12 of 28
What were the reasons why the LON was unsuccessful?
1)B&F had different views-inevitably weakened 2)too weak to deal with great powers 3)idealism 4)couldn't agree on disarmament 5)no armed forces
13 of 28
What were the reasons why the LON was successful?
1)humanitarian work-helped to improve people's lives around the world 2)ILO encouraged govt. to improve worker's pay and pensions and social issues were increased 3)mandates were helpful, Iraq free in 1932
14 of 28
What date did Japan claim China attacked the Manchurian Railway and what date did they invade China?
September 1931 and they invaded in February 1932
15 of 28
What date did China appeal to the League?
January-March 1932
16 of 28
What date did the investigation start, who led it and how long did it take?
April 1932,Lord Lytton led an investigation which took a year for them to do and present their report and ask Japan to leave
17 of 28
What date did Japan leave the League?
February 1933
18 of 28
Why did Britain and France not take action?
couldn't enforce sanctions without USA, too far away, army non-existent, B&F not prepared to send own armies
19 of 28
What year did Japan invade the rest of China?
1937
20 of 28
What happened at Wal-Wal in December 1934?
a dispute about the border between Italy and Abyssinia flared into fighting
21 of 28
What date did Haile Selassie appeal to the League?
January 1935
22 of 28
What was the League's response to Haile Selassie's appeal?
In July 1935, the LON banned armed sales and in September 1935, they appointed a 5 power committee to arbitrate
23 of 28
What did the 5 power committee suggest the LON do?
give part of Abyssinia to Italy, suggested in October 1935, but Italy invaded anyway
24 of 28
What was the Hoare-Laval pact?
In December 1935, the pact was exposed, it was the agreement to give all of Abyssinia to Italy
25 of 28
What did the League do and what happened to Abyssinia?
B&F didn't want to intervene or lose Mussolini as an ally against Hitler, did nothing,Abby conquered by 1936
26 of 28
What were the four effects of the crises?
1)Encouraged Hitler 2)LON looked scared 3)Powers betrayed the LON 4)B&F turned to the policy of appeasement instead
27 of 28
The end of the League
crises destroyed the idea of collective security by demonstrating L members would not act together firmly in the face of determined aggression. Destroyed credibility of L being peace keeping organisation
28 of 28

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What happened at the Aaland Islands, when and was it a success?

Back

It was a success, in 1920,Finland&Sweden claimed AA Islands,LON said it belonged to F and S accepted

Card 3

Front

What happened at Upper Silesia, when and was it a success?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What happened at Bulgaria, when and was it a success?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What happened at Corfu, when and was it a success?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all League of Nations resources »