To what extent was the League of Nations a success?
France: 1919- 1945
Italy: 1919- 1937
USSR: 1934- 1939
Boarder between Germany and Poland. Plebiscite organized for which country they wanted to join.
The League divided the region so Industrial areas went to Germany and Rural areas went to Poland.
Accepted by both countries
Polish army took control of the Lithuanian capital
The League did nothing.
Sweden and Finland wanted control of Aaland islands. Threat of fighting.
The League said the islands should go to Finland. Sweden accepted to ruling.
Italy and Greece conflict. Italy occupied Greek islands of Corfu; 15 people killed.
The League insisted that Mussolini withdraw from Greece. Terms accepted.
" if two members of the League were in dispute they would have to ask the League to sort out the disagreement and they would have to accept the Council's decision."
The Protocol was meant to strengthen the League but instead it weakened it.
- Germany finally accepted the boarders with France and Belgium
-Germany accepted that the Rhineland would remain a demilitarized zone
- France and Germany agreed to settle any future disputes through the League of Nations
Greek troops invaded Bulgaria after a dispute at the border.
The League ordered Greece to pull out . Greece obeyed.
Greece thought that the League had one rule for large states (like Italy) and another for the smaller states (like themselves)
No War for 5 years
Japan attacks China
The League did little to help Manchuria. Japan remained and left the League in 1933
Italy attacks Ethiopia
The League attempted to stop Italy with economic sanctions. These did not include a ban on the sale of oil and they failed.
After this the League of Nations was not taken seriously as a peace-keeping organization.