How Far Was the League of Nations Successful in the 1930s

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How far was the League of Nations successful in the 1920s? Introduction: The League of Nations was created on the discretion of President Woodrow Wilson after the First World War, based on his fourteen points and his dream of an ideal world. Two of the Covenants of the League of Nations were Collective Security, which said that each nation’s security was dependant on all of the other member countries, and Community of Power, an organisation that ensured individual security by acting with others. These covenants all came together to ensure that the League met its aims in the 1920s. These aims were, Disarmament, Improving living and working conditions, Enforcing the Treaty of Versailles and Stopping future wars. The League of Nations was formed in 1919, though America did not join. Although, the covenants set down by Wilson were adopted by the Allies and other European countries. However, many historians argue that the League, for all its goodwill, was not entirely successful at achieving its aims due to many different factors in the 1920s. Aims of the League of Nation: One of the aims of the League of Nations was Disarmament. Wilson wanted all of the member countries to disarm. This meant that there was less chance of war breaking out because all the countries had little weapons to deploy, and small armies that were not big enough to start a full-scale war. However this was potentially challenging to achieve as it would leave countries defenceless and open to attack from non-member countries. Disarmament was also one of the biggest problems because, many militarists were proud of the military’s level of influence within the country. They did not like the idea of a small military, and so were wary of neighbouring countries. Another of the aims of the League of Nations was to improve the living and working conditions of European countries. This was also one of
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