The League Of Nations And Its Impact On World Peace Essay

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Through my studies and research I have come to the

following conclusion about the League of Nations: despite

all of President Woodrow Wilson's efforts, the League was

doomed to fail. I feel this was so for many reasons, some

of which I hope to convey in the following report. From the

day when Congress voted on the Fourteen Points, it was

obvious that the League had a very slim chance of being

passed in Congress, and without all of the World powers, the

League had little chance of surviving.

On November 11, 1918 an armistice was declared in

Europe. Wilson saw the opportunity to form an international

organization of peace to be formed. He acted quickly. On

January 18, 1919 he released his fourteen points. The

Fourteen Points
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Before World War II, the assembly convened

regularly at Geneva in September. There were three

representatives for every member state each state having one

vote. The council met at least three times a year to

consider political disputes and reduction of armaments.

The council had several permanent members, France,

Great Britan, Italy, Japan, and later Germany and the Soviet

Union. It also had several nonpermanent members which were

elected by the assembly. The council's decisions had to be

unanimous.

The secretariat was the administrative branch of the

League and consisted of a secretary, general, and a staff of

five hundred people. Several other organizations were

associated with the League- the Permanent Court of

International Justice, also called the World Court, and the

International Labor Organization.

One important activity of the League was the

disposition of certain territories that had been colonies of

Germany and Turkey before World War I. Territories were

awarded to the League members in the form of mandates. The

mandated territories were given different degrees of

independence in accordance with their geographic situation,

their stage of development, and their economic status.

The League, unfortunately, rarely implemented its

available resources, limited through the were, to achieve

their goal, to end war. The League can be credited with

certain social achievements. these achievements include

settlement of
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