Covenant of the League of Nations

(1919)

Impact

The League of Nations described in the Covenant did, in fact, come into existence and for twenty years sought, with decreasing success, to contain the pressures leading to conflict between nations. The effects of the Covenant were immediate. In 1920 the first session of the League was held, and by the end of the 1920s it had begun to engage in several successful projects (such as halting Greece's invasion of Bulgaria in 1925, ending the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay in the 1930s, and initiating the World Court). League programs to abolish drug trafficking were active...

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