International Relations 1919 – 1939

International Relations 1919 – 1939

Why did Collective Security after 1919 fail to prevent the Second World War?

The League of Nations


To What Extent was the League of Nations successful in the 1920s?

* Find 5 international crises the League was involved in.

*For each find out the what, when, where, who and why

*For each make a judgement as to how successful the League of Nations was in handling the crisis.

Use the following documents to help you:

League of Nations

Why was The League of Nations unsuccessful in the 1930s?

The Great Depression according to Crash Course History:

The Great Depression was caused by the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The effects were far reaching. From the reading below choose the consequence you think is the most significant and explain to your partner why this effect is so important.

The Great Depression

1. 1931 Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

Mukden and Abyssinia

The Manchurian Crisis – Pearson

2. Italian invasion of Abyssinia

The Abyssinian Crisis

Treaties and Agreements


The extracts below are very helpful for your research into: Rapallo, Dawes, Ruhr Crisis, Locarno, Young Plan and Kellog/Briand. You can also use the course companion you were given at the start of this course.This You tube video has a clear overview of the situation after 1919:
Make Germany Pay