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Outside Agreements

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS REACHED OUTSIDE THE LEAGUE IN THE 1920’S: A good or bad thing for world peace?
▪ In accordance with the League covenant, all treaties reached between members had to be registered with the League and not undermine its objectives.
▪ Many treaties were indeed registered with the League in this way, but there is an argument that despite this they still undermined the League in indirect ways.

Task 1: International Agreements in the 1920s
1. Complete your notes on the Washington Conference and the Kellogg-Briand Pact using your worksheet from the interactive simulation at www.activehistory.co.uk.

2. Complete the worksheet overleaf using the information in this sheet.

3. Provide written answers to these questions:
(a) Why do you think countries chose to reach private deals rather than use the League?
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(b) Did they serve to strengthen or undermine the authority of the League?
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(c) What country was most heavily involved in the production of these treaties? Can you think of any reasons why this might be the case?
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(d) Was the world a safer place in 1928 than in 1920?
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Task 2: Conclusions
1. Why did the League have so many failures in the 1920s?
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2. Was the world was a safer place in 1929 than it had been in 1919? Explain.
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3. “More was achieved outside the League than in it in the 1920s” – Do you agree?
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|1921       |Washington Conference:                                                                                             |
|           |???                                                                                                               |
|1922       |Genoa Conference – Lloyd George wants to improve relations between key nations, but France falls out with Germany |
|           |over reparations, with Russia about Tsarist war debts and USA refuses to attend full stop. As a result the         |
|           |following year saw France occupying the Ruhr when Germany defaulted on...

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