100 Years After: The League of Nations and the Outcomes of World War I (1920-1946)

The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context of the expectations of European politicians, and the citizens of their countries.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Gary B. Ostower, with George J. Lankevich, ed. The League of Nations from 1919 to 1929
  • Adam Tooze, The Deluge : the Great War, America and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931
  • Patricia Clavin, Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Lenin’s Six Points and Wilson’s Fourteen Points
  • 1919 Paris Peace Conference: Problems and Politicians
  • Who’s in the League and who is excluded
  • Successes and failures: how and why
  • Long-term effects of the League


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Examine the reasons why a League was proposed, and how leading politicians viewed it.
  2. Analyse the interplay between plans for the League and decisions regarding peace treaties.
  3. Examine the political and diplomatic dimension of the work of the League.
  4. Examine the economic and public health dimensions of it work.
  5. Analyse and attempt to draw conclusions about the extent of the League’s successes and failures.
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