The Failure Of The League Of Nations

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The League of Nations was established in 1919 as the idea born in Woodrow Wilson, who was president of the United States of America. The purpose of the League of Nations was to establish an international body of nations devoted to maintain peace, ensure the treaty of Versailles was being upheld and to never let the possibility of war breaking out. Despite the mission being set out, the whole thing was arguably a failure. Granted social services on their part were successful, the main objectives that were important were undermined by the self-interest of the respective members in the League. Different factors come into play but this remains the biggest, as many countries weren’t interested in supporting the leagues as their own economic problems began to overflow. Permanent members of the League could be considered the biggest offenders of this, as they desire to keep good relations with aggressive countries, without following protocol like it dictates. Many events that occurred between 1919 and all the way to Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany are evident of this, including the Manchurian Crisis and the infamous Abyssinian Crisis, considered the event that started the beginning of the end of the League of Nations.
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