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After World War I, US President Woodrow Wilson helped to build an international peacekeeping organization.

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  • Sooroome Sami

    8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Sooroome Sami's post “Why did they create the c...”

    Why did they create the cartoon of Woodrow giving the dove bird the oversize branch marked the League of Nations?Isn't that the biggest insult to Woodrow and the League of Nations?

    (14 votes)

    • Posts Only

      8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Posts Only's post “You could view it that wa...”

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      You could view it that way but I think the implied criticism is not against Wilson as much as it is a sarcastic jab at the world's general lack of will and commitment to peace. The age of imperialism was not yet over and war or the threat of war were still viewed as useful if not indispensable tools of nation's expansionist goals.

      (43 votes)

  • martinez.miguel8909

    7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to martinez.miguel8909's post “Why did the Wilson not he...”

    Why did the Wilson not help even though it was his idea?

    (7 votes)

    • sunsul2734

      6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to sunsul2734's post “Wilson wanted the United ...”

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      Wilson wanted the United States to join the League Of Nations, but isolationists in Congress didn't ratify the treaty, thus leaving the US a non-member.

      (21 votes)

  • Carla Cristina Almeida

    7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to Carla Cristina Almeida's post “"The United Nations, whic...”

    "The United Nations, which is still in existence today, was based on many of the same principles as the League of Nations, but was designed specifically to avoid the League’s major weaknesses." what exactly were these weaknesses?

    (6 votes)

    • Muhammad Haad Khan

      7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to Muhammad Haad Khan's post “Actually the weaknesses o...”

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      Actually the weaknesses of the League were more deep-seated ones. Like a major drawback for the League was that it lacked a basic collective security force or you can say it does not have its own army and had to rely upon member states to provide it with support. Another one is that the members openly defied the League, for example Russia's invasion of Finland, and the League was unable to take drastic steps to pin down any such aggression. Additionally, its a bit weird to say this way but the members didn't took the League 'seriously' because there was open defiance, reluctance to abide by the League's rulings,inability to control the open embark of Germany on a military expansion program under Hitler, inability to stop Japan from invading China etc. So basically as said by Pedersen above: UN just tried to patch up the holes. See if that helps? :)

      (18 votes)

  • Rose Smith

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Rose Smith's post “What were some of the req...”

    What were some of the requirements and restrictions for the nations that belonged to the League of Nations?

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    • Alpha Juliet

      6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Alpha Juliet's post “For starters, all member-...”

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      For starters, all member-states had to respect the territory of all other nations, meaning they couldn't just annex other countries' territory. Every member-state also had to respect other nations' sovereignty (their authority to be self-governing), which effectively banned the creation of empires.

      Another requirement of member-states – one that the US Congress disagreed with so strongly that they never joined – was that if a member-state was attacked by an outside force, all other members had to support the attacked nation, essentially drawing the entire League into the conflict.

      This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but it includes some of the major regulations. Hope this helps!

      (14 votes)

  • kkacharava.newschool

    4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to kkacharava.newschool's post “To what extent was the Le...”

    To what extent was the League of Nations doomed to fail due to the limitations of its covenant and structure?

    (5 votes)

    • Zoilo McCrocklin

      2 years agoPosted 2 years ago. Direct link to Zoilo McCrocklin's post “The League of Nations was...”

      The League of Nations was not an entire failure and had great intentions; however, the limitations of the LoN (no control over non-members, lack of security force and inability to control actions of members or prevent actions of members) led to countries being able to take advantage of these weaknesses and eventually led to the end of the League of Nations and an improved United Nations! So, all in all, the League of Nations was not a failure because it led to peace in some instances and paved the way for the UN. However, its limitations was enough to keep it from being effective as a permanent organization.

      (1 vote)

  • Lilleanna McCoy

    3 years agoPosted 3 years ago. Direct link to Lilleanna McCoy's post “When considering the outc...”

    When considering the outcome of WWI and the failure of the League of Nations, what lessons did the United States learned over time about being heavily involved in global affairs?

    (3 votes)

    • SweetSourBlueberry

      3 years agoPosted 3 years ago. Direct link to SweetSourBlueberry's post “Great Question!The Unit...”

      Great Question!

      The United States failed to support the League of Nations. There are a few reasons for this. The League of Nations was part of the Versailles Treaty ending World War I. It was supposed to be an organization where countries could bring their problems to discuss and hopefully work out a peaceful settlement instead of fighting over them.

      (3 votes)

  • ijafiya.ijanada

    7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to ijafiya.ijanada's post “What ways has internation...”

    What ways has international organizations contributed to peace keeping and stability I world politics.

    (3 votes)

    • sunsul2734

      6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to sunsul2734's post “It has allowed countries ...”

      It has allowed countries to talk and negotiate before fighting. It opens up a channel of communication.

      (3 votes)

  • tasnim babar

    a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to tasnim babar's post “What was France's stance ...”

    What was France's stance regarding the proposal of the formation of the League of Nations? As in, did they agree or disagree with this, and why?

    (2 votes)

    • David Alexander

      a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to David Alexander's post “France agreed, because it...”

      France agreed, because it was a good idea.

      (5 votes)

  • smorillo0303

    a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to smorillo0303's post “which countries were not ...”

    which countries were not allowed in the league of nations?

    (2 votes)

    • David Alexander

      a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to David Alexander's post “I don't think that any na...”

      I don't think that any nations were "not allowed", but several never asked to join. Several others may have been represented by the imperialist nations (Britain, France, Spain, etc.) that held them as colonies.

      (4 votes)

  • dpatel2231

    5 years agoPosted 5 years ago. Direct link to dpatel2231's post “what were the two mistake...”

    what were the two mistakes made by president wilson?

    (3 votes)

    • Joshua

      4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to Joshua's post “From what I remember, and...”

      From what I remember, and correct me if I'm wrong.
      He liked negotiating about the points (I think) and it was kinda pushing the League back

      Sorry if this wasn't helpful....please correct me if I'm wrong!

      (1 vote)

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