Essay on The Kellogg Briand Pact : An Instrument Of National Policy

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After the First World War had ended in 1918 the leaders of the world wanted to ensure that not only would another war of the same magnitude take place, but that no war would take place between the developed nations. On August 27, 1928 the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, France, which stated the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. When the Treaty became effective on July 24, 1929, thirty-two countries had deposited instruments of definitive adherence at Washington. Therefore these countries agreed to the three articles contained within the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Although the pact was unsuccessful in preventing the Second World War, it did create a great deal of controversy and varied opinions from those in the political and academic spheres. When analyzing the Kellogg-Briand Pact, looking at its origins, purpose and impact helps to bring together the bigger picture of its implications.
In order to analyze a primary document properly it is important to understand what the document contains and the intended audience of the document. The Kellogg-Briand Pact contains three articles outlining the conditions of the treaty. The first article states that the countries that sign the treaty do not agree to use war as a solution for international controversies and that they renounce war as an instrument of national policy. The second article of the treaty states that the signatories have to settle all disputes of conflicts by pacific means. The third and…

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