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The League of Nations   



  1. Aims

  2. Strengths and Weaknesses

  3. The 1920s

  4. Manchuria

  5. Abyssinia

  6. Why the League failed

  7. Self-test






The League of Nations - Views from the web


  International relations 1919-39: basic narrative overview

Peace to War 1919-39: clear overview aimed specifically at the old AQA GCSE.



- BBC debate-podcast: was the League was a success

- Scott Allsop's podcast on the League in the 1920s

- Giles Hill on the League of Nations

- quirky view


A League of Nations timeline

History Learning Site (excellent)

Brief United Nations site item on the League

Russian News Network site

Schools wikipedia (VERY detailed overview)

HAL Fisher on the League (1935)

Detailed page, heavy on origins

A personal evaluation by Karl J Schmidt

An ActiveHistory 'Fling the Teacher' quiz


Harder links

Documents - VERY difficult








In this module you will learn:  

  • The FOUR aims of the League of Nations [SIDE].

  • How many members the League had in 1919 and in the 1930s.

  • THREE countries who weren’t members of the League (and why).  

  • The four main members of the league.  

  • Four strengths of the League.  

  • THREE weaknesses of the League.  

  • FOUR powers of the League.  

  • EIGHT parts of the League’s organisation.  

  • NINE successes of the League in the 1920s.

  • FOUR failures of the League in the 1920s.

  • TWO failures of the League in the 1930s and their effect on the League.

  • SEVEN reasons why the League failed in the 1930s [WAS DUMB].