Although Mussolini accepted the plan, there was a public outcry in Britain and the plan was dropped.Here are the main reasons why the league failed: * The League’s ‘powers’ were weak. The break down of the League did not happen overnight but rather progressively.
Although Mussolini accepted the plan, there was a public outcry in Britain and the plan was dropped.
Furthermore, Britain and France did not want to risk Italy making an attack on them.
In order to stop Italy's aggression, the leaders of Britain and France held a meeting and decided that Italy could have two areas of land in Abyssinia provided that there were no further attacks on the African country.
At the start of the League of Nations there was a genuine mood of co-operation and goodwill between the member states.
The League was also popular with countries around the world and got a lot of support a further 14 nations joined in the first 4 years of the League and no nations left.
The league failed, and the only way to stop Hitler was to have a Second World War. The Abyssinians did not have the strength to withstand an attack by Italy and appealed to the League of Nations for help.
The League condemned the attack and called on member states to impose trade restrictions with Italy.
The idea of keeping peace around the world obviously had good intentions but there would always be conflicting issues between member states of the League.
When founded on January 10th 1920, The League of Nations was made up of 24 nations including Britain and France who were the economic haves from the First World War, this meant they had benefited through gaining in land and reparations money in the wake of the First World War.
Without the badly needed money, the Dawes Plan could not be put into effect any longer.
Therefore, economically, Europe was spiralling down into deeper depression.