What did AJP Taylor was the main reason for the League’s failure?
‘The real death of the League was in 1935. One day it was a powerful body imposing sanctions, the next day it was an empty sham… Hitler watched.’
What did T.A. Morris argue about the demise of the League?
‘The damage done [by the Abyssinia Crisis to] the League of Nations was IRREVERSIBLE.’
What did historian James Joll argue about the demise of the League?
‘After seeing what happened first in Manchuria and then in Abyssinia, most people drew the conclusion that it was no longer much use placing their hopes in the League.’
What did British Statesman Philip Noel Baker say at the last session of the League?
‘We know that World War began in Manchuria fifteen years ago. We know that four years later we could easily have stopped Mussolini’