Its function was to decide general policy, discussed international disputes and problems It could, for example, propose a revision of peace treaties and it handled the finances of the League. To safeguard the independence of countries and their frontiers and to encourage nations to reduce their armaments.
The Young Plan As with all examination questions you will not be asked simply to learn this content and write it out again. The Locarno Treaties were regarded as a great step towards preserving peace in Europe and improving Franco-German relations by removing some of the mistrust between two countries.
Neither country was quite the major power it had once been and neither had the resource to fill the gap left by the USA. Events in the s This task can be attempted at any point during this part of the unit, and would be an ideal homework activity.
Moreover, the powerful member-nations were unwilling to work together in order to stop aggressive nations because of policy differences.
However, both countries were not ready to take on this role as both had been weakened by the First World War.
The League condemned Italy, a member of the Council, and introduced economic sanctions, namely prohibition of export of arms; prohibition of loans to Italy; prohibition of imports from Italy; and prohibition of certain exports, like rubber and metals, to Italy. Lack of power to enforce decisions If economic sanctions failed, military force was the next action but it would always be a last resort because of the cost.
Absence of major nations The League needed the goodwill and help of every country but it started with a severe handicap. The Covenant of the League of Nations, as the first part of each treaty was called, described how peace was to be kept: Countries were NOT prepared to give up their armies and they were certainly not prepared to be the first to disarm lest disarming might leave them vulnerable.
Small nations believed the League had been let down by its Great Power members, which alone had the strength to force the Japanese out of Manchuria. Friendly cooperation, however, could not last long. The need for all members to agree on a course of action undermined the strength of the League.
The Abyssinians were easily defeated by Italian armoured cars and aircraft. You can see a 'devil-like' figure emerging from the hole with a lot of steam, inferring opening up Hell. Starting with the historical puzzle of why Stalin and Hitler signed the Non-Aggression pact on August which so shocked the world, students then work collaboratively In Germany, the League stood for scorn and ridicule.
The Great Depression, s It was indeed unfortunate that many of the crisis in the s coincided with the Great Depression, which afflicted most democracies. This could only have been enforced by Britain and France, but they did not suggest it. Italy was one of the four permanent members of the Council and so the League trod carefully.
It was not a complete laughing stock as shown by the facts produced by Niall Ferguson on PowerPoint slide 2. Inwhen it became clear that German demands would not be granted, Hitler withdrew Germany both from the conference and from the League of Nations.
To be effective, the League needed to include all the Great Powers and united action to deter any aggressor. Why the major powers sometimes acted without the League.
Its organisation was based on three bodies: It consisted of various officials who recorded and administered work and decisions of the League. It also supervised the administration of mandated territories, the Free City of Danzig and the Saar.
However, it failed to keep the peace for very long. Kellogg and Briand persuaded 65 nations to sign the Pact, including Japan and Italy. Economic sanctions might include a refusal to ship essential materials to this nation or a total embargo on trade with it.
The Historiography of World War Two: They were the ones who had to make it work, yet even at the start they doubted how effective it could be.
For the leaders of Britain and France, the League posed a real problem. The Corfu Incident was seen as serious failure for the League in the s. The number of temporary members was increased to six in and to nine in But after the strong terms of the Versailles Treaty became known, their enthusiasm turned to bitterness.
Both were anxiously watching the developments in Germany where Hitler was rearming rapidly.Find copies of your revision notes below. Try using some of the individual little revision questions below to help you on each section of the course.
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