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The League Of Nations A Success In The 20’s, A Failure In The 30’s. How Far Do You Agree With This Satement?

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The League Of Nations was set up after World War One. The idea was discussed by American, British and French Politicians with the aims of; 1. Preventing future war, 2. Keeping the peace, 3. Deciding on matters via. the council. It wanted to do this through punishment methods, it did this through a system called "˜collective security' which meant that country's acted together to punish and stop any country that attacked another.During the 1920's the League Of Nations was a success in many areas. It kept peace between Finland and Sweden after an argument erupted over the Aland Islands in 1920, it rescued from Austria from a financial crisis in 1922 and the action they took stopped a war between Greece and Bulgaria in 1925.However during the 1920's the League also failed to maintain peace in some areas, an example of this is when the League could not agree on the action to take when Italy seized the Greek island of Corfu.During the 1930's the League of Nations was not as successful in keeping peace. It's failures in peace keeping included- In 1931 the "˜Japan and Manchurian Crisis' when Japan attacked the Chinese province fo Manchuria. The League did little apart from criticising, which japan disliked and decided to leave the League in 1933. Then in 1934 a year after Hitler gained control of Germany they also left the League as he had always despised the organisation. Then in 1935 Italy invaded Abyssinia, the League tried to stop them via. economic sanctions but did not...

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