Frustration at Geneva



The architects of the League of Nations had assumed from its inception that it would attempt to solve the intractable problems of disarmament; but efforts by the League in this direction had to await the outcome of the American Presidential election of 1920. In 1921, with members of the League resigned to American non-participation for the time being, they resolved nevertheless to proceed with the task. A body called the Temporary Mixed Commission on Armaments was established by the Council of the League to consider the reduction of armaments and the private manufacture of weapons, and was instructed by the League’s Assembly that year to prepare a definite scheme for the reduction of armaments.


Plenary Session Aircraft Carrier Draft Convention Total Tonnage Preparatory Committee 
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© Christopher G. L. Hall 1987

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