League of Nations – impotent or manipulative? Why the predecessor of the UN collapsed

The organization, barely having arisen, became inferior. The main thing is completely different — the  league of nations — an organization that aims to “develop cooperation between peoples and” achieve international peace and “security”! Last Chance This moment, which took place at the very beginning of the activities of the League of Nations, perfectly characterizes all its further steps. More than a hundred years ago, the US claims to the role of the world arbiter and world gendarme dealt a death blow to the prototype of the UN — League of Nations. And secondly… Take and divide…Russia Secondly, one of ideologists and chief designers of the League of nations, that same Edward House, had very original views of our country. Moreover, it was precisely these countries that, at the time of the birth of the League of Nations, actually held part of the Russian territories seized in the process of intervention. For more than a hundred years, US leaders have been making excellent speeches about peace and security, sometimes even receiving Nobel Peace Prizes for it, which does stop their unleashing and provoking wars in all corners of the planet. One — Siberia, and the rest — divided European part of the country». And in some places they continued to hold for a few more years — thus, Japan left the Far East only in 1922 . The Treaty of Riga concluded in 1921 showed that from the point of view of the League of Nations, all countries are, of course, equal, but some are more equal than others. The only thing she was good for was the role of a negative example. US President Joe Biden, speaking at 77th session of the UN General Assembly, proposed to expand the Security Council of this international organization, and Vladimir Zelenskyin             appeal                   generally benevolent — Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabikovstated that the Russian side has been calling for the same thing for a long time. Feeling the opposition of Europe, the United States defiantly withdrew from the League of Nations in 1920. Wanted to be in charge And then the future Council of the League of Nations became aware of the statement of Woodrow Wilson himself: “By becoming partners with other countries, we” will dominate this alliance. Here is an entry from his diary: “The rest of the world will live more peacefully if instead of a huge Russia there are four Russias in the world. When the word doesn deed The remark is correct. Litvinov repeatedly warned that it was impossible to turn a blind eye to the predation of Nazi Germany, that Poland, which in 1938 took part in the aggression against Czechoslovakia, should also be put in its place, otherwise the League of Nations would simply turn into a laughing stock… In the end, everything came true according to the words of the Soviet People's Commissar. When the UN was created, it was clear to everyone — it is categorically impossible to make a new international organization according to the patterns of the League. The answer was the most severe blows and the capture of Kyiv. However, Russia was also included there. And really turned into a laughing stock. Financial superiority will be ours. But is does the world care any Russians? However, the League still had a chance to get on the right track. And they acted on the basis of a specific consideration: “Woe to the vanquished.” Germany was among the defeated, which is natural. However, he also noted that Biden's speech looks too much like an attempt to intercept Russian initiatives and appropriate them for himself, which, in turn, speaks of    another US claim to dominate the world». Historian Irina Khomach mentions that back in & nbsp; proposed to the League of Nations to create peacekeeping aviation and landing corps to fight any aggressor. Another thing is that for normal functioning it was necessary to admit Germany and Russia to the League of Nations as soon as possible. The League of Nations, in theory, was supposed to somehow appease one of its unbridled participants. The share of the USSR was to be 300 & nbsp; aircraft. People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov,representing the interests of the Soviet Union there, immediately came up with the concept of collective security in Europe. One curious fact speaks about how the League of Nations looked at the actions of those states that were part of it, as well as at Russia's place in the  brave new world». In general, it is gratifying to see that at least somewhere there is still stability. For example, Edward House did not hesitate to declare: “The success of the League will largely depend on” strong cooperation between the United States and Great Britain with its overseas dominions … the surest guarantee of world peace is the close political friendship of peoples who speak  English. Does the United States claim to be the sole arbiter at all? Nobody suspended         suspended         suspension of her membership in the League of Nations. Recorded aggressors. In 1919, he was the first president of the United States to receive this award. Moreover, at the very moment of its birth, which, by and large, caused the inglorious finale of this promising organization. He also owned the initiative to form a special military structure under the League of Nations. But it was assumed that the control over “international peace and security” will be in very specific hands. Then England — what does it come out? But even in such a truncated form, it could perform its intended functions — at least in Europe. Trade dominance will be ours. Rate the material Истoчник aif.ru And will not even share it with us? The countries of the world are waiting for our leadership. It was Wilson who set an example for them. In & nbsp; 1920, the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR begged Poland to stop the invasion of & nbsp; the borders of Russia, which began back in 1919 & nbsp;, stop the war and & nbsp; make peace. The fun  nations stood none other than US President Woodrow Wilson. Poland then seized huge territories in Ukraine and Belarus and even managed to chop off a good piece of Lithuania. But it was laughter through tears — the result of the impotence of the League of Nations, or rather, its attempts to manipulate Europe, was the Second World War. But by all appearances, such considerations were not foreign to those who remained and who formed the Council of the League. So they understood peace and security in a very different way. And, most importantly, it is confirmed over a fairly long historical distance. So it is. Members of the Council of the League of Nations — victors in the First World War. True, a year before he had also authorized the American invasion of Russian territory. In 1946, the League of Nations ceased to exist. In principle, this was not prohibited by the Charter of the League of Nations. It is no less obvious that France, Italy and Japan — prospective permanent members of the Council of the League of Nations — and did delight did from such statements. It is clear that England supported this initiative. Firstly, for the  separate peace of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. Industrial superiority will be ours. Yes, the US withdrew from the League of Nations almost immediately. In 1934, the USSR was admitted to membership, and it immediately entered the Council of this organization. The League of Nations, true to its original principles of ignoring the interests of Russia and blocking its initiatives, did not use its last chance. However, in fact, such a move was considered illegal. In vain. The fact that these proposals were not accepted, and the concept of collective security did not become a reality, is not the fault of the USSR.