The League’s Unsuccessful Work

  • The League could not stop powerful nations (e.g., in 1923, when France invaded the Ruhr, and Italy occupied Corfu).

  • The League was unable to get members to agree to limit the sizes of their armed forces.

  • Both disarmament conferences failed – in 1923 (because Britain objected) and in 1931 (because Germany walked out).

The League’s Unsuccessful Humanitarian Work

  • The International Labour Organisation (I.L.O) tried to persuade members to adopt a maximum 48 hour week, but only a few members adopted it.

  • The League's commissions and committees lacked funds, so it was difficult for them to carry out their work.