United States and Soviet Union
The First World War had struck the first blow at European hegemony in the world, causing weakened States, victors and vanquished alike, to seek collective strength in a League of Nations that would shelter them from further self-inflicted wounds. But the Depression and the assumption of power in some of these States of leaders who postulated the destruction of this shelter as a prerequisite to reversing the verdict of 1919 were fatal for the political, economic and social edifice of the Continent.
KeywordsUnemployment Insurance International Labour Organisation Labour Legislation Soviet Union Credential Committee
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