Manchurian and Abyssinian crisis
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The Manchurian and Abyssinian crisis and their affect on the League of Nations
Countries such as Germany and Italy, Hitler and Mussolini, saw the League of Nations as weak
When the League of Nations formally condemned Japans actions Japan simply left the League of Nations
USA had not joined
They had a large army
Japans main trader was the USA, so if they were in the League of Nations, economic sanctions could have been imposed
Another member of the council had got away with invading another country
Sanctions were not used because Japans main trading partner, the USA, were not a member of the League of Nations
The nearest country who could send troops was the USSR but they were not a member of the League of Nations
Britain and France, the two main powers in the League of Nations, were not willing to risk their troops
If countries did not like what the League of Nations said, they could just leave, like Japan did
The Manchurian crisis was a disaster for the League of Nations, and revealed that it needed the USA to function properly. It also showed that the League of Nations was powerless to function against large and powerful countries.
The Abyssinian crisis
The USA did not join
They had the largest army in the world
They had come up with the idea of the League of Nations
They were the biggest trader in the world, and economic sanctions could have been imposed if they were in they League of Nations
It took a very time to figure out who was wrong.
This is like the Manchurian crisis, where it also took a very long time to figure out who was wrong
Just like Japan, Italy left when the League of Nations started imposing sanctions and the sort