League of Nation

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  • League of Nation formed

    The Paris Peace Conference, convened to build a lasting peace after World War I, approved the proposal to create the League of Nations on 25 January 1919.The Covenant of the League of Nations was drafted by a special commission, and the League was established by Part I of the Treaty of Versailles.
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  • Vilna dispute

    Poland vs Lithuania
    Poland and Lithuania both regained their independence but there was disagreement about the frontiers between the countries.This agreement gave control of the city of Vilnius the old Lithuanian capital, to Lithuania which became the country's seat of government. This heightened tension between Lithuania and Poland led to fears that they would go to war, and on 7 October 1920 the League negotiated a short-lived armistice.
  • Upper silesia dispute (plebiscite)

    Germany vs Poland.
    The Treaty of Versailles had recommended a plebiscite in Upper Silesia to determine whether the territory should be part of Germany or Poland. Complaints about the attitude of the German authorities led to rioting and eventually to the first two Silesian Uprisings (1919 and 1920). A plebiscite took place on 20 March 1921 with 59.6% (around 500,000) of the votes cast in favour of joining Germany, but Poland claimed the conditions surrounding it had been unfair
  • Aaland Island dispute

    Sweden vs Finland
    Åland is a collection of around 6,500 islands midway between Sweden and Finland.Islands are exclusively Swedish speaking.Finland declared independence, and most of the Ålanders wished the islands to become part of Sweden, League announced its decision; the islands should remain a part of Finland but with guaranteed protection of the islanders, including demilitarization. With Sweden's reluctant agreement, this became the first European international agreement concluded directl
  • Corfu dispute

    Italy vs Greece
    Mussolini sent a warship to shell the Greek island of Corfu and Italian forces occupied Corfu on 31 August 1923.League Council examined the dispute but then passed their findings to the Council of Ambassadors to make the final decision. The conference accepted most of the League's recommendations forcing Greece to pay fifty million lire to Italy even though those who committed the crime were never discovered.Mussolini was able to leave Corfu in triumph.
  • Bulgaria dispute

    Greece vs Bulgaria
    After an incident between sentries on the border between Greece and Bulgaria in October 1925, fighting began between the two countries. Three days after the initial incident, Greek troops invaded Bulgaria. The League did indeed condemn the Greek invasion, and called for both Greek withdrawal and compensation to Bulgaria. Greece complied, but complained about the disparity between their treatment and that of Italy after the Corfu incident.
  • Germany joined

    September 8 Admission of Germany to the League; Germany made a permanent Member of the Council.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    The Kellogg–Briand Pact (also called the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War) was signed on August 27, 1928 by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, and a number of other countries. The pact renounced aggressive war, prohibiting the use of war as "an instrument of national policy" except in matters of self-defense.It made no provisions for sanctions.
  • Wall street crash

    The Wall Street Crash of 1929 (October 1929), also known as the Great Crash, and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.
  • Manchuria crisis

    the Japanese government had the right to station its troops in the area around the South Manchurian Railway, a major trade route between the two countries, in the Chinese region of Manchuria. In September 1931, a section of the railway was lightly damaged by officers and troops of the Japanese Kwantung Army as a pretext for an invasion of Manchuria. The League could have assembled an army, but major powers like Britain and France were too preoccupied with their own affairs.
  • Japan army invaded Manchuria

    On 9 March 1932 set up a puppet government with Pu Yi, the former emperor of China, as its executive head.Internationally, this new country was recognised only by the governments of Italy and Germany; the rest of the world still considered Manchuria legally part of China. In 1932, Japanese air and sea forces bombarded the Chinese city of Shanghai, sparking the January 28 Incident.
  • Soviet Union joined League

    Admission of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the League of Nations. The Assembly approves the Council's proposal that the Union should be made a permanent Member.
  • Japan withdrawal from the League

    Japan gives notice of its withdrawal from the League of Nations
    the Empire of Japan (27 March 1933) had withdrawn citing a diplomatic disadvantage due to inferior powers.
  • Abyssinia crisis

    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sent 400,000 troops to invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia).The League of Nations condemned Italy's aggression and imposed economic sanctions in November 1935, but the sanctions were largely ineffective since they did not ban the sale of oil or close the Suez Canal.
  • Germany withdrew League

    Germany gives notice of withdrawal from the League of Nations.
  • Treaty of Locarno denounced.

    Germany denounces the treaty of Locarno.
  • End of League of Nation

    The League transfers all its assets to the United Nations. Contract signed by W. Moderow, representative of the League, and Sean Lester, the last Secretary-General of the League of Nations.