How Successful Was The League In The 1920's Report

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How successful was the League in the 1920’s
1. to improve the living and working conditions of people in all parts of the world
2. to encourage countries to co-operate, especially in business and trade
3. to discourage aggression from any nation
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For example, this can be seen in the Aaland islands dispute of 1921 in which the League has settled the dispute between Sweden and Finland over the islands and prevented the unnecessary war only with verbal condemnation, as the League has studied the situation closely and decided that the Islands were in fact a property of Finland, meaning that this shows a tremendous success of the one year old organization as it suggests that the Leagues decisions were unanimously accepted and its judgments were respected regardless of what the consequences were. In addition, this effortlessly settled dispute also emphasizes the remarkable reputation of the League as the only reason for Sweden and Finland to unanimously accept the Leagues decision was because of the fact that the Leagues previous work has enforced it to gain respect within the European nations, which again proves its success. On the other hand, Leagues weakness and letdown can be seen in the Vilna crisis of 1920,and is definitely much more momentous, where the League decided to allow the aggressor, in this case Poland, to invade the city of Vilna in Lithuania, just because the superpowers in the League , such as Britain and France, favored a strong Poland in order to represent a stable stop from the communist …show more content…
What this clearly shows is that the failure of the so called “peace keeping” organization was emphasized by the fact that the league could not manage to organize the meeting by itself, which meant that it needed to include even the not so powerful and small countries, but it allowed the meeting to be held by the four superpowers and accepted the leading nations to exclude the League from participating and ignore its

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