Any comparison between the two international bodies as League of Nations and United Nations can be done only by tracing their origin.In order to amply answer the thesis question, one needs to analyze in details the prevailing world situation when these two bodies were formed. One needs to appreciate that both the bodies were formed in the aftermath of World Wars that ravaged a large part of the developed world when nations tired of war were thinking of some permanent solution to banish war for ever from the face of the earth. The nations thought of creating some international supervisory body that would mediate and diffuse tensions that might brew between nations and ensure that such tensions never spill over into full fledged armed conflict. The bane of war was very much realized by all the combatants what with European economy in tatters after the savagery and mindless destruction that was unleashed during the two World Wars. It seemed that all parties concerned had come to their senses and have realized the hard way that war can never be a solution; one war inevitably leads to other wars more savage and more ferocious than the previous one. The stage was set, as one would assume, for the creation of one such international body at the end of First World War. This body would, or at least those who took leading part in its formation thought so, would be an international mediator that would diffuse the glowing embers of a potential armed confrontation before it turned into an uncontrollable inferno (Knock, 1995). Inception of League of Nations By mid-December 1918 World War I was practically over, the shooting part, that is, and USS George Washington was approaching French coastline with US President Woodrow Wilson on board. The President was buoyant with notions of setting up a world order that would usher in everlasting peace in world. The idea and mission was surely a laudable one but little did the President know of the pitfalls that lay ahead in implementing his grandiose and eminently lofty plans that would prevent forever any war from erupting into a frenzy of genocide and destruction. This effort of his earned him the Nobel Prize for peace in 1919 but Wilson was perhaps not aware that his allies were determined that Germany atone for her sins by paying heavily and were in no mood to forgive and forget and start afresh. But why blame only the European nations? Many Americans also feared that the birth of any multinational body like the League of Nations would take on the role of a global monitor and prevent member nations from pursuing their independent foreign policies. This strain of isolationism had pervaded foreign policy relations of United States right from its arrival on the international scene as a power of consequence. This trait perhaps had a direct link with its geographical location being bound on either sides by oceans and thus not having to share boundaries with equally powerful nations as most European countries had to. Canada on the north and Mexico on the south were so inferior in military and economic strength as compared to itself that United States had never faced the predicament of dealing with a prickly and potentially dangerous neighbor. Hence, the general feeling among American public was not favorable towards the formation of an international body. They, instead, felt their independence in charting their foreign policy course to be much more important than engaging in some sort of understanding and compromise with fellow developed countries so that a World war is never repeated. League of Nations thus started its journey amid much misgivings and mutual distrust and was doomed perhaps even before it was formally brought into being (Lerner, 2004).
In the paper “Why has United Nations been more successful than League of Nations?” the author provides comparison between the two international bodies as League of Nations and United Nations. He analyzes in details the prevailing world situation when these two bodies were formed…
Leagues of Nations are regional in that they consist of nations from a specific region. On the other hand, the United Nations is global since it consists of nations from all over the world. However, both of them perform almost the same task of promoting peaceful coexistence between different nations.
In the light of aforesaid, a discussion is carried out over the effectiveness of United Nations in the resolution of social and political crisis that happened to strike the humanity in the recent past. United Nations has tackled raging and roaring national sentiments and channelized them to achieve the objectives of global peace and security.
A declaration that each represented country would join in fighting the Germany Nazis and Japan in the Second World War was present in this document was. This declaration opened up further discussions on the possibilities of forming a United Nations organ and a subsequent substitution of the discredited League of Nations (Jansson, 2012, p.
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Any fully self governing- nation can be admitted as a new member when their application is approved by two thirds or more of the present assembly members. Members should give assurance that it will observe it international obligations and rules prescribed by the League in regards to its military, naval and air force armaments.
And with this thought the UN was born. After the Second World War, it became necessary for the world to form such organization which will be ready to lend a hand to maintain the international peace and
There was little to no interest in being involved with anything that did not directly involve the country. The nation was producing well economically, with twice the output of its nearest competitor, which was Great Britain (Mintz). Diplomatically and militarily,
According to the report the formation of states in Europe provides a point of reference for today’s philosophers. The formation of states, over the years, has come under the influence of factors such as existing superpowers, economic ideologies and political ideologies. The choice of one system over the other had numerous implications.