TheLeague of Nations was doomed to fail Verydeliberate and idiotic decisions led to the ultimate failure of theLeague of Nations. The idea was presented by Americas presidentWoodrow Wilson (1914-1918)and his 14 point speech in 1918. In thespeech, Wilson addressed these 14 different points to pave the wayfor peace and prevent the re occurrence of another major conflict.
The goal of the league was to set up a higher body to maintain peaceand order, optimistic, but poorly executed. Ifyou look carefully enough it is possible to pinpoint the veryearliest failings of the league, right at the beginning it is clearthat the people who joined or rather did not join are the people whocracked the foundations before they were put into place each of thecountries had differing reasons for not joining, but their lack ofmembership inflicted massive harm to the League. Possibly the mostinfluential was America’s lack of attendance. Although the previousPresident had thought the league up in the first place the currentU.S president was an “isolationist” and was against too muchinvolvement in what was thought to be local to European affairs. Atthis time it was also foreseeable that America was to become a greatsuperpower with vast mineral wealth as well as titanic industrialcapabilities, its lack of existence in the league would lead to greatproblems with involvement of other countries.
Between1920 and 1939, a total of 63countrieshad been members of the Leauge, one country that isnt on the list wasAmerica. The country s congress chose not to entangle themselves inforigen problems after the horrific events of ww1.Exclusionof countrysNotincluding Germany in the League of Nations at the start is perhapsone of the greatest mistakes of their set up. Already, Germany hadhad no say in the Treaty of Versailles being excluded and blamed forthe war, but also having no say in an organization which wasattempting to bring the world closer together instead of pushingcountries further apart. By not being a member hatred of the leaguegrew in Germany and this can be directly tied to the rise of Nazism.
Unfairlyfucking Germany, the whole leagues goal was to unite, clearly notunitingAfterWW1 tensions were still incredibly high, countrys still felt hatetowards each other and The League of Nations lacked an armed force of its own and depended on the Great Powers (Britain and France) to enforce its resolutions, which they were very unwilling to do. The League of Nations failed because it had no teeth. When Italy invaded Ethiopia in the early ’30’s, it was roundly criticized, but the League could do little more than wag a finger.
Structure- Itrequired a unanimous vote of nine, later fifteen, Council members toenact a resolution; in this case effective action was very difficult.