Successes And Failures Of The League Of Nations

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The League of Nations was an international organization created 1919 by the American president, Woodrow Wilson, as a part of his Fourteen Points. The League was meant to maintain universal peace and resolve international disputes between nations to avoid a repeat of the First World War. The League of Nations had some successes in maintaining universal peace, however, there numerous failures as well. Some of the successes include the Åland Islands crisis and the Upper Silesia incident. Some of the failures of the League include the events that took place in Manchuria and Abyssinia.This essay will examine some of the successes and failures of the League of Nations in terms of maintaining peace between countries. The successes of the League of Nations mostly involved disputes between smaller nations. In the year of 1921, the League settled one of the first disputes since its formation. The Åland Islands are located in between Sweden and Finland. The islands were controlled by Finland but the majority of the population was Swedish, and they wanted to be controlled by Sweden. The two nations could not come to a decision as to who should control the islands, and both of them were threatening to fight for them. In 1921, they appealed to the League. The League decided that the Åland Islands should remain under Finnish control, but it should be a demilitarized zone. Sweden accepted the League’s decision and consequently, peace was maintained and war was prevented. Another example
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