Hungary joined 18 September 1922; withdrew 14 April 1939. The conference was frequently indecisive and needed unanimouse ballots. In Abyssinia the League failed to impose meaningful sanctions on Italy and also failed to close the Suez Canal. This weakened the league and the League didn't workout. The Treaty of Versailles had given the people of. Italy withdrew 11 December 1937. They had traditionally belonged to Finland but most of the islanders wanted to be governed by Sweden.
Britain and Belgium did not invade and only France went in. Therefore nothing was done to stop the three ambitious countries. Introduction Why did the League of Nations fail to achieve its aims? Wilson wanted countries to talk out their problems instead of resorting to violence and war. All member states had equal voting rights. It was an idea that President Wilson introduced as… 2299 Words 10 Pages The Failure of the League of Nations In this essay I am going to explain whether I agree or disagree with the following statement: 'The league failed in the 1930's simply because it faced greater challenges than it had faced in the 1920's. The secret alliance systems transformed into the League of Nation after the First World War. The Permanent Court of Justice was a key part of the League's role of settling disputes peacefully.
At the start of World War one, advocates for an international league began to gain public support. In 1920s, the League had ever settled a number of disputes between small nations. Although America had designed and erected the League of Nations,she did not join due to a vary of reasons. As Germany had started the war, according to the Treaty of Versailles, one of her punishments was that she was not considered to be a member of the international community and, therefore, she was not invited to join. It required a unanimous vote of its nine-, later fifteen-, member Council to enact a resolution; hence, conclusive and effective action was difficult, if not impossible. Improve living and working conditions humanitarian. It was made of forty-two countries and by the 1930s, the number rose to sixty.
So the League could one verbally warn a country not to enter another or tell the countries in the League not to trade with that country but that country could still trade with non-members of the League like America. Its aim was to improve working conditions throughout the, world trying to get member countries to adopt its suggestions The League was responsible for the operation of the Treaty. Woodrow Wilson first proposed this organization in his fourteen points. The United States, Russia and Germany were among the great powers and having them not entered in the League really undermined it. The League of Nations is identified as the first international body to be formed with a specific aim to maintain world peace. The League clearly failed on this occasion, primarily because it was seen to be involved in breaking its own rules. This suburb contained the most valuable coalmines and the Poles refused to accept this decision.
The League divided the region along these lines and built in many safeguards to avoid future disputes. Mussolini demanded financial reparations from the Greek Government for this incident as well as for the murderers to be executed. Since these demands could not be met, Mussolini bombarded the then Greek island of Corfu, killing fifteen people. Though no more wholesale violence took place, the two countries continued to argue over the issue for the next twenty years. The Health Committee attempted to deal with the problem of dangerous diseases and to educate peop le about health and sanitation.
Five Italians were killed on the Greek side of the Greek-Albanian border. It showed over Corfu that it was not willing to confront a major power The League was ignored when it requested Poland to withdraw from Vilna. The League of Nations was a forerunner to the present day United Nations. Some of them are more important then others and are mostly linked with another cause. It was as if there was one law for the powerful and one for the weak.
It relied on collective security. The League helped Austria and Hungary with their struggling economy. This didn't work out because the League of Nations wasn't strong enough. It was unrealistic to expect nations to obey the League without giving it the power to enforce its will. Chile withdrew 14 May 1938. As seen above, Japan walked out of the conference and completed the conquest of Manchuria. Germany refused to agree because they wanted quality with Great Britain and France.
The League did, however, manage to make the world a better place. These could either be paid in money or in kind goods to the value of a set amount. This absence of military power left the League of Nations with little authority. It took over a year for the League to write a report on these event which unfolded. France Vichy France withdrew 18 April 1941; withdrawal not recognised by Free French forces. Other changes such as the height of the pitcher's mound were agreed to by both leagues. The League had no army, especially not having the United States for military support.