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League of Nations - Essay

  • Date Submitted: 12/17/2012 08:59 AM
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The idea that war is an unacceptable situation for mankind has changed our minds to reach peace through an international organization. By militarizing day by day, there was a huge threat for humanity and an organization, called the League of Nations, was founded in order to remove this danger and to build a structure of peace. As a peace movement, The League of Nations aimed at creating a climate in which no one would want to use military force. This organization tried to take an international outlook in compliance with international law. (Fielder, David, What Does the Peace Movement Offer, Page 3) Correspondingly, this organization offered a charter which all members should obey in such a way that all member countries strengthened their relations between one other in diplomacy. Yet, the League confronted a problem which was rooted in the national interests of member countries and could not solve this problem. Because of this, the League could not perform its mission effectively. Nevertheless, the League solved many problems in the process of peacekeeping resolutions. However, this was not a complete image on the public’s perception because the League failed to solve major problems.
The League of Nations had the diplomatic aim of sustaining international stability. Yet, the league was limited by its inability of pressing adequate sanctions verbally. The League failed in countering series of hostile actions by a great power: Japan. Manchurian crisis was a big failure in terms of its general policy. While Japan was invading Manchuria which had rich natural resources, the mere option of the league tried to enlist American support to end the invasion because the League had no army on its own. However, US had a strong commercial alliance with Japan so the U.S. supported Japan politically. Secretary-General of the League, Dummond feared destroying American future interests in the Far East. (Bertnard, Maurice, The league and World Affairs: 1929-1940, Page 5)Member...


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