IA History : League of Nation was it a disaster? - Coggle Diagram
IA History : League of Nation was it a disaster?
Action taken by LoN
Lytton Commission and report
A commission set up by LoN when China came to them for help under the supervision of Earl of Lytton in 1932
the commission concluded by saying that Japan was to blame and wasn't treating civilians correctly
LoN did not take any further sanctions
LoN asked Japan to withdraw their army from Manchuria however Japan did not listen
Invasion of Manchuria by the Japanese government and by March 1932 Manchuria was under the power of Japan in a military dictatorship
Claim by the Japanese Government that China bombed a railway owned by Japan. The government of China denied this
Hoare-laval pact of 1935 was proposed to Italy by France and Britain to allow them to have Abyssinia
the public outroar stopped the pact from happening
as it showed tht France and Britain weren't following LoN values
The USA reacted by increasing they're oil exports to Italy
Italy using chemical weapons in direct conflict to the geneva accords
Usefulness of the League of Nations?
Lack of Army
The LoN didn't have any army or power under the form of strength meaning that the only form of retribution/punishment is economic sanctions or shaming
power of shaming
the power of Shaming was one of the LoN strongers atout.
USA not being part of LoN
The USA hadn't ratified the Treaty of Versaille in 1919. Rendering the LoN useless in some countries point of view
Diplomacy between member states
Allies (France and Britain)
Britain didn't trust the LoN a lot
Didn't believe it was somehting that would work and that it had any power
France felt as if it was outcasted as the USA didn't ratify the treaty of Versaille which didn't ensure the anglo-american alliance
France was particularly agressive towards Germany as it had been the most ravaged by war and the franco-prussian war in the late 1800's were they lost Alsace-Lorraine
USSR only became part of the LoN in 1934
Fear of communism was very present at the time
Germany, Italy and Japan
Germany joined the LoN in 1926 after the Locarno Pact ensuring western frontiers
Delay or advance world war two?