League of Nations: Failure or Success?

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Name: Morgan Caruso Class: Grade 10W History Teacher: Mr. Daniel Wallace Due Date: Monday, March 7 th 2011 Word Count: 1,079 words League of Nations: Failure or Success? The League of Nations was an organization founded in 1919 originally created to promote world peace and avoid wars initiating between countries. After the commotion caused at the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations was established as a prelude of Woodrow Wilson’s 14 point plan to rebuild global stability. The basic aims of the League were to avoid conflict by enforcing a means of communication, disarming countries army’s and improving people’s general lifestyle and economic stance. (Duffy, Micheal ) Through this essay I will investigate the reasoning behind the failure of the League of Nations in relation to its initial structure of having a permanent council which excluded the US, the veto power, and lack of force. The Aland Crisis was one of the first successful issues brought up by the League of Nations. The Aland Islands is located between Sweden and Finland. The soverngity of the islands caused a dispute among the two countries, because at the time the Islands were a part of Finland’s province, but their population was 90% Swedish. Therefore a common desire was expressed among Swedes that the islands be incorporated as a part of Swedish land or be given independence as its own region. In 1921, the League of Nations determined that the Aland Islands should remain under Finnish reign, but International guarantees were given, so that the population could have the ability to peruse its own culture, and therefore reducing the integration of Finnish culture to the Swedish Islanders. (Osterholm, Tim) The best way to classify whether the Leagues actions were a success or a failure is to investigate whether war was primarily evaded, or if agreements were made to keep the peace between countries within the League. In fact, this decision made by the league was successful because the countries involved were able to avoid argument, and they accepted the compromise prescribed which
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Wallace during the Spring '11 term at Baldwin-Wallace.

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