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Aims & Origins of the League of Nations
Transcript of Aims & Origins of the League of Nations
By: Havana Gazlay, Garrett Morgan, Kayla Easterly, and Clayton Glover
It was formed on January 10th, 1920 after WW1 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference.
The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization.
The League of Nations was based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Origins of the League of Nations
Wilson wanted it to be a type of "world parliament" where nations would sort out their arguments
Countries wanted to prevent another World War
Wilson thought the League would help enforce the Treaty of Versailles, and persuade the countries to keep the promises they made
Original Aims of the League of Nations
1. Stop War:discourage aggression and deal with disputes by negotiation
2. Improve life and jobs of people around the world
3. Uphold and enforce the Treaty of Versailles
Main Aims of the League
Aims of the League
The Saar Valley, owned formerly by Germany, should be administered by the League for 15 years
Member states had to agree to the League's judgements on any disputes
The League created mandates for territories.
Aims of the League
The League aimed to promote international cooperation
The League wanted to abolish secret diplomacy
Member states would work together against any country disrupting peace
Origins of the Treaty
Woodrow Wilson proposed the League through his 14 points
The League lacked its own armed forces, so they depended on World Powers to enforce the resolutions
The League was a result of the Paris Peace Conference
1) The League would ask the states in the dispute to peacefully discuss the matter.
2)If this did not resolve the issue, economic sanctions could be enforced.
3)Their last resort was enforcing physical sanctions.
Countries not in the League
Although Woodrow Wilson had the idea of a League, America did not join.
This was a significant weakness since America had such power.
Germany, another world power, was also not in the league due to the strict terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
How Wilson Created the League
Woodrow Wilson used his Fourteen Points as the fundamentals for the League.
He received very much support once he mentioned the idea at the Paris Peace Conference.
Britain and France basically took over the League once America refused to join, but they still used some of Wilson's Fourteen Points
Between 1919 and 1939 there was a total of 63 countries in the league of nations.
The Covenant forming the League of Nations was included in the Treaty of Versailles and came into force on 10 January 1920.
Countries in the league
Aims of the league
It aimed to discourage aggression and deal with disputes by negotiation.
By direct action to improve health and welfare, and also by encouraging trade and business
Aim of the League was to uphold and enforce the Treaty of Versailles
Aims of the league
by the firm establishment of the understandings of international law as the actual rule of conduct among governments.
by the maintenance of justice and a scrupulous respect for all treaty obligations in the dealings of organized peoples with one another
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