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  • proper n. An international organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War. Its goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation, diplomacy and improving global quality of life. The predecessor of the United Nations.

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  • n. an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never joined and it remained powerless; it was dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was formed


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  • We all know from our high school history that the League of Nations was the legal and diplomatic fig-leaf for an imperialist carve-up by Britain and France.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • HARVEY: Well, as a matter of fact, I can remember in the 1930s, when the United Nations was called the League of Nations until it ignored the intrusion of Japan into Manchuria and China, until it ignored the intrusion of Italy into Ethiopia, until it failed to recognize Hitler for what he was, publicly tearing up the Versailles Treaty.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2003

  • They thought the League of Nations was a very good idea.

    Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

  • The League of Nations was the manifestation of this ideology.

    b. Globally Competing Ideologies

  • Woodrow Wilson believed that the League of Nations was the first modern attempt to prevent war by discussion in the open and not behind closed doors or "within the cloistered retreats of European diplomacy."

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • League of Nations, that we have to tie in the provisions of the Treaty with the League of Nations because the League of Nations is the heart of the Treaty.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • To him the League of Nations was the essence of Christianity.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • They term the League of Nations a military alliance, which, except for their opposition, would envelop our country, when, as a matter of truth, the subject of a League of Nations has claimed the best thought of America for years, and the

    The Progressive Democracy of James M. Cox

  • The Ministerialist, on the other hand, holds that we should, if possible, employ a machinery called the League of Nations; with the object of securing Peace, to which he is much attached.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • It is certainly true that problems arising out of the means of communication are of the utmost importance, and one of the most constructive features of the program of the League of Nations has been the study given to railroad transit and access to the sea.

    Public Opinion


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