The league of nations

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The League of Nations
Recommended Resources: Course Companion pp. 52-59, Waugh pp. 128-132, Walsh pp. 184-209, Williamson pp. 78 -85

Terms to Know
Collective Security- a system of maintaining world peace and security by concerted action on the part of the nations of the world Enforcement- To impose 
Rapallo Treaty - The Treaty of Rapallo was an agreement signed in the Italian town of Rapallo on April 16, 1922 between Germany (the Weimar Republic) and Soviet Russia under which each renounced all territorial and financial claims against the other following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and World War I. The two governments also agreed to normalise their diplomatic relations and to "co-operate in a spirit of mutual goodwill in meeting the economic needs of both countries". Dawes Plan- A plan to ensure payments of reparations by Germany after WWI, devised by the international committee headed by Charles Dawes and put into effect in 1924 Policy- A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters. Policy of Fulfillment - Germany by a policy of fulfillment succeeded in having some of the treaty terms eased. Reparations payments, the most ruinous part of the treaty, were suspended in 1931 and were never resumed. Stresa Front- An agreement signed in 1935 by the Britain, Frence and Italy to maintain the Locarno agreement and support the independence of Austria. It might have deterred hitler but if collapsed as a result of Abyssinia. Hoare-Laval Pact- A secret pack that allowed Italy to invade Abyssinia, however it was leaked to the public which resulted in an uproar of people against Italy. Battle of Adowa- A battle between Italy and the Abyssinian natives that resulted in Italy’s defeat which was a great humiliation for Italy. Tome-Berlin Axis- An agreement between Nazi-Germany and Italy under the rule of Mussolini

People to Know
Gustav Streseman-German...
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