Why was the League of Nations unable to stop Japan taking over Manchuria in the 1930s?
The 'Why the League Failed' webpage suggests seven reasons why the League failed:
1. Weak powers
2. America was not a member
3. The League's structure/organisation was inefficient
4. World Depression made nations less cooperative
5. The more the League failed, the less authority it had
6. Its own members betrayed it and let it down
7. The League faced aggressive military fascist powers
How many of these factors can you see at work in the League's failure in the Manchurian crisis - where?
Taking these ideas into account, WHY did the League fail in Manchuria?