Failure of the League of Nations

With the dominos of causes lined up to start the Second World War, there was a factor that had the promise to put a stop to the chaos about to start. The League of Nations showed promise in the beginning, that if under a utopian idealology it would be an aiding feature. The USA failed to show its support by not joining the League because of its inner demands from the Great depression. The objection from the Senate rose with the resistance of signing a blank cheque on issues that didn’t directly affect the US. The lack of support from the US had a big impact since the UK and France were not enough to impose strength or aid. Standstills would often occur in the League on the regulation that any working papers required unanimous support to be passed; this

ensured that any action taken would be long and strenuous. Since the Great depression, countries put issues outside of their direct country out of their head and focused on building their own problems. With the self interested focus in mind, the members of the League were not as willing to help as needed. Japan left the League since it couldn’t provide aid and Italy left since it was not being heard. Once the League started to fail, the less people believed in its ability to solve and bring peace, leading to it’s loss of power and soon after, its defeat.

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 12:12 am  Leave a Comment  

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