League of Nations Organisation chart  Palace of NationsGeneva, the League's headquarters from until its dissolution in The main constitutional organs of the League were the Assembly, the Council, and the Permanent Secretariat. It also had two essential wings: In addition, there were several auxiliary agencies and commissions. Each body could deal with any matter within the sphere of competence of the League or affecting peace in the world.
When Europe headed towards war in the s, it was clear that it had failed in its primary aim: However, in its early years when the horrors of World War One were still remembered by all, the League did have successes, even if these tended to be in areas that had little strategic or economic importance.
Although the islands belonged to Finland, the islanders wanted to be governed by Sweden.
However, neither country could agree on who owner the Aaland Islands leading the League to adjudicate in The League decided that the islands should remain with Finland but they should never contain weapons - a decision that is respected to this day. The Treaty of Versailles gave the people of Upper Silesia that option of a referendum on whether they stay under the control of Weimar Germany or Poland.
The majority voted for Germany, but the result was so close that rioting broke out. The League intervened and after a six week enquiry decided that the territory should be split between Germany and Poland. Lithuania The League also resolved a problem in a port in Lithuania called Memel in As most of the people in Memel were Lithuanians, Lithuania believed it should govern the port.
However, according to the Treaty of Versailles the land had to be governed by the League. The League intervened after the port was invaded by the Lithuanians. It gave the land surrounding the port to Lithuania and made the port itself an international zone.
It also invested in wells, seeds and digging tools. Greece and Bulgaria The League also successfully managed a dispute between Bulgaria and Greece in Violence broke out when Bulgarians sentries patrolling the common border between the two countries shot at each other.
Greece invaded Bulgaria leading to the intervention of the League. The League ordered Greece to withdraw from Bulgaria and found Greece to be responsible.
This decision was accepted by both countries.League of Nations: Successes and Failures: Key words: Upper Silesia, Revival of the economy, Humanitarian work, Invasion of the Ruhr, The Corfu Incident, Manchuria , Abyssinia , The Spanish Civil War, The Anschluss of Austria, The.
The Successes and Failures of the League of Nations Words Oct 2nd, 7 Pages During the ’s the League of Nations primary desire was to end war across all .
The League's successes and failures in peacekeeping during the s Six Successes of the League in the s [TASIBO]1.
T eschen, In , Poland and Czechoslovakia fought over this area, which was rich in coal; in the League arbitrated on the dispute, splitting the area between the two countries.
The League quickly proved its value by settling the Swedish-Finnish dispute over the Åland Islands (–21), guaranteeing the security of Albania (), rescuing Austria from economic disaster, settling the division of Upper Silesia (), and preventing the outbreak of war in the Balkans. League of Nations: Successes and Failures: Key words: Upper Silesia, Revival of the economy, Humanitarian work, Invasion of the Ruhr, The Corfu Incident, Manchuria , Abyssinia , The Spanish Civil War, The Anschluss of Austria, The.
The League of Nations successes are frequently obscured by its failures. When Europe headed towards war in the s, it was clear that it had failed in its primary aim: to prevent another European war.