League of Nations 1920’s

Timeline created by C Cordeiro
  • Refugee Commission

    250,000 Russians in Germany and France. 300,000 Germans in Russia. Nansen with help from Red Cross returned 425,000 displaced refugees (1920-22)
  • Vilna

    Vilna made part of Lithuania. Poland seized in 1920. Lithuania appealed to the league. League asked Poland to leave. Poland refused. League handed onto Conference of Ambassadors(senior diplomats representing the countries in the League ) who awarded Vilna to Poland.
  • Upper Silesia

    Located on border between Poland and Germany. Given Polish control. Germany complained. Plebiscite organized. Given to Garmany. Poland protested. Eastern Upper Silesia to Poland, Western to Germany.
  • Åland Islands

    Both Sweden and Finland had claim. League granted to Finland .Sweden agreed
  • Occupation of the Ruhr

    Germany failed to pay reparations. So France and Belgium occupied the Ruhr till Germany paid Reparations. The League was never consulted.