COMPARISON WITH THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS



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The League of Nations grew out of the catastrophe of World War I (1914–18). Though the idea of the establishment of a body in which the nations of the world could settle their disagreements had been put forth periodically since antiquity, the League, created at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, was the first organization of sovereign states designed to be universal and devoted to the settlement of disputes and the prevention of war. The League's failure to prevent the outbreak of World War II in 1939 did not destroy the belief in the need for a universal organization. On the contrary, it bred a determination to learn from the mistakes of the past and to build a new world body more adequately equipped to maintain international peace in the future.

The differences between the League of Nations and the UN begin with the circumstances of their creation. First, whereas the Covenant of the League was formulated after hostilities were ended, the main features of the UN were devised while war was still in progress. The more comprehensive powers assigned to the UN for the preservation of peace may owe something to the urgent conditions in which it was conceived. Second, the Covenant was drawn up in an atmosphere of divided attention at the Paris Peace Conference and was incorporated as part of the peace treaty with Germany. Although countries were permitted to ratify the Covenant and the treaty separately, the link between them was not good psychology and contributed, for example, to the unwillingness of the US Senate to ratify the Covenant. In contrast, the UN Charter was drafted as an independent legal instrument at a conference especially convened for the purpose. Third, the Covenant was hammered out behind closed doors, first by the five major powers of the era—France, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US—and eventually in conjunction with nine other allied nations. The final text of the UN Charter, on the other hand, was the product of combined efforts of 50 nations represented at the 1945 San Francisco Conference and therefore took into account the views of the smaller nations, especially their concern to give the new organization far-reaching responsibilities in promoting economic and social cooperation and the independence of colonial peoples.

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Mar 13, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
what is the weakness of united nation?
what is the strength of united nation?
whiche one is the strong for united nation and league of nation?
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Jun 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
What are the contributions of the U. N. to smaller countries
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Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:06 am
What good has the U.N brought compared its negative impacts? Case study Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya, can the intervention of the U.N through NATO brought more good than harm?

I opine that just like the League of Nations, U.N should just close doors
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Nov 29, 2016 @ 1:13 pm
What are the similarities for the League of Nations and the UN?
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Feb 9, 2017 @ 9:09 am
It taught me a few more things about the League of Nations and for me too understand it better.
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 7:19 pm
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Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:10 am
The League's failure to prevent the outbreak of World War II in 1939 did not destroy the belief in the need for a universal organization.
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Sep 28, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
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Oct 9, 2018 @ 2:14 pm
What's a key difference between the League of Nations and the United Nations?
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Nov 18, 2019 @ 11:11 am
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Mar 10, 2020 @ 12:12 pm
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Mar 23, 2020 @ 7:19 pm
The article was mainly about the league of nation and was fun to read
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Noah Reyes
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Mar 24, 2020 @ 10:22 pm
The League of Nations was created after World War 1 and although it did not stop or prevent World War 2, it continued to stick around. This article discussed differences between the League Of Nations and the UN. Three differences were talked about between the League Of Nations and the UN. The first difference being that the league of nations was created after the ruins of a war while the UN was created during one. Secondly, the Covenant of LON was incorporated into the treaty altogether whereas the UN charter was made independently. Third, the UN was more inclusive while the Covenant of the LON was more exclusive.
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Alexander Roman
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Mar 28, 2020 @ 4:16 pm
The Point of the UN was to set out public peace and security
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Eric Ng
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Apr 13, 2020 @ 3:15 pm
The league was made after war while the UN was made during war. Both were created in hopes of keeping peace/controlling its members
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Jordan m
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Apr 14, 2020 @ 8:20 pm
The article was basically about the league of nation and was fun too read.
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Je'da Thompson
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Apr 15, 2020 @ 7:07 am
The U.N is an organization to help ensure international peace, helping with things like disease prevention, refugee protection, economically helping nations, and education improvements. Like the Leage of Nations, it was created for the protection of the world.
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Royston Bell
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Apr 16, 2020 @ 12:12 pm
The differences between the League of Nations and the UN begin with the circumstances of their creation. First, whereas the Covenant of the League was formulated after hostilities were ended, the main features of the UN were devised while war was still in progress. The more comprehensive powers assigned to the UN for the preservation of peace may owe something to the urgent conditions in which it was conceived. Second, the Covenant was drawn up in an atmosphere of divided attention at the Paris Peace Conference and was incorporated as part of the peace treaty with Germany.
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Annie
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Apr 27, 2020 @ 9:09 am
The purpose of the united nations was to create a developing bond between neighboring countries supporting peace.
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Annie
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Apr 27, 2020 @ 9:09 am
Q2: The main difference between League of nations and the United nations was that the league of nations was formed after all war crimes and violence ended. Another contrasting difference was that the League of nations never discussed trading and governmental issues, while United nations did. 2 similarities were that both wanted peace and no violence between states, and both never had a standing army.
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Peyton
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Apr 27, 2020 @ 9:09 am
The United Nations was a group of most of the nations that was created to keep peace after WWI. The difference between the United Nations and the League of Nations is the League of Nations is primarily there to prevent big disagreements that could lead to wars and world wars, and the UN did some of that too, but also discussed other world wide topics like trading.
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Bianca
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Apr 27, 2020 @ 3:15 pm
The League of Nations grew out of the catastrophe of World War I (1914–18). Though the idea of the establishment of a body in which the nations of the world could settle their disagreements had been put forth periodically since antiquity, the League, created at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, was the first organization of sovereign states designed to be universal and devoted to the settlement of disputes and the prevention of war. The differences between the League of Nations and the UN begin with the circumstances of their creation. First, whereas the Covenant of the League was formulated after hostilities were ended, the main features of the UN were devised while war was still in progress.the link between them was not good psychology and contributed, for example, to the unwillingness of the US Senate to ratify the Covenant. In contrast, the UN Charter was drafted as an independent legal instrument at a conference especially convened for the purpose.
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alexm
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Apr 28, 2020 @ 8:08 am
League of Nations and the UN begin with the circumstances of their creation. First, whereas the Covenant of the League was formulated after hostilities were ended, the main features of the UN were devised while war was still in progress.the link between them was not good psychology and contributed, for example, to the unwillingness of the US Senate to ratify the Covenant. In contrast, the UN Charter was drafted as an independent legal instrument at a conference especially convened for the purpose.
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Jasmine B
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Apr 28, 2020 @ 9:09 am
The purpose of the United Nations was to maintain worldwide peace and security, developing rations among nations, fostering cooperation between the nations in order to solve all of the worldwide problems. The United Nations was founded to replace the "League of Nations" following World War II. Both of the nations, League of Nations and United Nations, were conceived/established to do the same thing. That was to "maintain the peace and have each nation cooperating". The difference between both nations was, the
Covenant of the League was formulated after hostilities were ended whereas the features of the UN was devised while war was still going on.
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Charlie Bird
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Apr 28, 2020 @ 9:09 am
The purpose of the United Nations is to maintain peace and security by bringing the nations together to talk about nation's disagreements so they can try and solve problems so it won't escalate to a war. The United Nations and the League of Nations were both established to accomplish the same thing: To ensure world wide peace and security. The United Nations was created after WWII because the League of Nations was not succeeding at it's job.
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Jamison
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Apr 29, 2020 @ 10:10 am
the purpose of the UN is to have peace and security for all countries without any bias opions
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Sofia Adcock
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Apr 29, 2020 @ 12:12 pm
The united nations was an organization created to help solve disputes between nations and help prevent wars. Similariteis between the UN and the leuge of nations were that they both were created due to 2 catastrophic wars which were very preventable. Also they both were very contreversial between some countries. Some like the US wanted a alliance but many other countries disagreed. The differences are that the LON was created after ww1 and UN was created during ww2. Another difference was that the UN only needs 2/3 of the vote to pursue something the LON needed a unanimous vote
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Kaleb O
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Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
The purpose of the UN was to do the same as the League during the progress of the war since league was a failed attempt to stop WW2. They are similar in a way how they both wanted to achieve peace to stop the catastrophe of the World Wars. The difference between them was they where created at different times of the Wars.
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Kaleb M
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Apr 30, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
the purpose of the UN was to keep peace and security for all the countries it was also made to solve world wide problems
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Matthew E
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Apr 30, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
The purpose of the UN was to solve problems between nations by trying to maintain peace and security for all the countries in the UN. Nations solved disagreements to prevent another war and some nations even talked about trade between each other.
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Samantha F.
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Apr 30, 2020 @ 8:20 pm
The purpose of the United Nations is to maintain peace and safety around the world. One main difference between the league of nations and the united nations is that the league of nations was created after world war 1 and the united nations was made after world war 2. One similarity between the two is that they both joined nations to discuss and solve issues that could lead to a world war.
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Tyler M
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May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am
The purpose of the united nations was to help maintain peace in the world without having a boas opinion towards any countries/ nation.
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katelyn anderson
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May 1, 2020 @ 2:14 pm
the purpose of the United Nations was to keep peace and security for all the countries it was also made to solve world wide problems. the League of Nations was brought together after the war which led to another war after the formation and the un was brought together while war was still happening and another world wide war did not happen after this formation.
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Chyna H.
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May 2, 2020 @ 2:14 pm
The initial reason for the United Nations was to settle disagreements and to maintain peace with all countries. The United Nations is similar to the League of Nations because they both strive to have concord among all nations. They differ with who were going to have a say in creating the nations system rules. The U.N. intended to have every country involved in the plan, while the League only involved a few.
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Ryan Carpenter
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May 4, 2020 @ 10:10 am
The league and UN were both created because of war and to settle disagreements, but the league did not prevent ww2.
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Edwin hernandez
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May 6, 2020 @ 2:14 pm
The United nations was to talk about conflicts and to keep peace with others countries. League of nation was the same as United nations but league of nations was created before United nations.
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sania
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May 7, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
If we didn't have the U.N a lot more world wars would have happened because the U.N's entire job is to bring peace
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Yusuf
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May 26, 2020 @ 12:12 pm
What are the similarities between the League of Nations and the UN?

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