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what is MADE?

economic crisis


manchuria: info

summary: the japanese plant a bomb as an excuse to invade manchuria. manchuria seeks help from the LON, and japan eventually leaves the LON.


manchuria: main cause

japan needed resources after TGD, so invades manchuria, which is rich in minerals, oil, coal, farmland and forestry


manchuria: effects on the league

they lose respect and a vital main council member

showed the world the LON could not keep peace


abyssinian crisis

italy invades abyssina to make a „new rome“; mussolini wants power and ignores the league, which does nothing


main cause of abyssinia

1: italy had been defeated by abyssinia in 1896

2: it had a good position in africa to add to italy‘s expanding empire

3: mussolini had seen japan get away with manchuria

4: mussolini wanted to make a new rome


effect on the league: abyssinia

-hitler sees he can do what he pleases: the league will not stop him

-league loses respect and trust


disarmament: info

the league want to meet in geneva to further discuss their disarmament plans


which treaties encouraged disarmament, but failed?

-washington naval conference (1921)

-(draft treaty) treaty of mutual assistance (1923)

- kellog briand pact (1928)

- conference for the reduction and limitation of armaments (1932)


quick reasons: why did the league fail? (ASSMD)

no army

self interest

economic sanctions were ineffective

countries like the usa weren‘t members

desicions were slow


why did disarmament fail in the 1930‘s? HR BA HW

hitler becomes chancellor and re-arms germany

britain proposes a far too ambitious disarmament plan

hitler withdraws from the league after the disarmament conference