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Border Disputes

Border Disputes in the 1920s

Vilna 1920, private polish army took over the city after the LoN had given it to Lithuania (pop.= mostly Polish), Lithuania appealed for help, LoN condemned Poland but did not act, because Fr. wanted Poland as ally to flank G. from east to west
Vilna: S/F? failed to discourage aggression (did not properly punish aggressor), encouraged cooperation between F. and P. to flank G., but undermined idea of collective security, giving way to NSI
Upper Silesia 1921, between G. and P., due to availability of resources and its industries. In 1920, plebiscite,(Industrial areas = Germany) and (Rural areas= Poland). Divided region, built safeguards, and made arrangements for trade systems.
Upper Silesia: S/F? success in discouraging aggression, and encouraged cooperation by imposing trade
Aaland Islands 1921, Sweden and Finland territorial dispute, both appealed to LoN. Investigated geographical points, Finland won argument and Sweden accepted it. War was averted.
Aaland Islands: S/F? success in discouraging aggression, but let Finland act in own NSI by letting it have more territory
Corfu 1923, Tellini, general, ambushed and killed. Mussolini blamed the Gre. gov. 15 killed on Aug 31. Gre. appeal, LoN condemns Mussolini & tells the Gre. to pay compensations. Mussolini refuses to leave, Gre. to apologise & pay him. Finally, he left Corfu.
Corfu: S/F? Failed to discourage aggression and achieve peaceful cooperation. Argument solely favoured the winning side, the aggressor, Mussolini. Innocents were killed.
Bulgaria 1925, Greece and Bulgaria. Oct. 1925, Greeks invade Bul. Bul. Appeals for help, League condemns the Greekā€™s action. Intimidated by facing major powers, they followed their rulings.
Bulgaria: S/F? Success in discouraging aggression
Created by: azra3.142