Why did the League of Nations fail?

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Jari Eloranta;
  • Journal: Cliometrica, Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History,volume 5,issue 1 January,pages27-52
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s11698-010-0049-9
  • Subject: League of Nations, Disarmament, Military spending, Alliance, Arms race
    • jel: jel:F51 | jel:F53 | jel:H41 | jel:H56 | jel:N40

Why did the League of Nations ultimately fail to achieve widespread disarmament, its most fundamental goal? This article shows that the failure of the League of Nations had two important dimensions: (1) the failure to provide adequate security guarantees for its members... View more
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