The League of Nations was a group setup to maintain peace throughout the world, without using violence etc. and was created during the Paris peace conference although the president of the United States of America Woodrow Wilson originally thought it up.
The Leagues main objectives were to unite all nations in a parliament style meeting to discuss the independence of countries and to protect their borders, to protect the citizen’s lives and working conditions and to completely obliterate war by persuading the various nations to disarm.
From the time that it was created it had many obstacles to overcome such as how ironically even though the League was thought of by America they never joined it, therefore leaving Britain and France to Maintain the League and without the USA the economic sanctions that would be forced on members of the League wouldn’t mean as much due to America being a large economic power not restrained by the League.
Neither Britain nor France were powerful enough to lead the League due to them being weakened during WW1 i.e. they lost many troops from their armies and their economies were weakened and this paired with the fact that the League had no army of its own meant it had to rely solely on one members armies.
In addition to this the Council only met once a year whereas the Assembly met 5 times a year and though this was to encourage poorer countries to join due to it being much cheaper to run it meant that any issues couldn’t be dealt with immediately.
Throughout the 1920s the League had to deal with many problems and disputes and though some of these disputes were successfully handled others were not dealt with so well, one of the successes was the dispute between Germany and Poland regarding Upper Silesia when the League sent British and French forces to keep order.
When they were there they managed to setup a plebiscite (where the residents voted on which country they wished to join) but in