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The League of Nations was set up to abolish wars and protect countries. Yet was this ever really possible? Watch this video to find out.

The League of Nations

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Key points

  • The rules for the League of Nations were known as The Covenant.
  • The League's aims were to stop wars, encourage disarmament, improve working and social conditions and encourage international trade.
  • It included an assembly and council, a Court of International Justice, and various committees.
  • By 1930 it had 59 member countries. However, Germany and Russia were not allowed to join, which caused resentment. America, the most powerful country in the world, had refused to join.
  • The League had no army of it's own, and it's decisions had to be unanimous.

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