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How successful was the League of Nations in the 1930s? - Abyssinia Role Play

The Guilty Men?
Home Secretary - John Allsebrook Simon

Home Secretary
 John Allsebrook Simon
Home Office - Briefing by Year 13 students

Andrew Boxer - Appeasement pp. 23-24

In light of the previous war, it is inadvisable that the government should dispense vast amounts of capital on rearmament or affirmative military action.


The general public is under the assumption that another war, however just, is avoidable through the diplomatic powers of the League of Nations. - Furthermore, the public is far more concerned with domestic affairs, rather than matters of foreign policy. - A move towards rearmament would result unquestionably in a widespread loss of popularity for the current administration. - The ten-year rule, having been renewed in 1928, saved the government 625 million pounds in 1919-20. Why not continue?

Detailed Information East Fulham by elections (1933) - Conservatives supported rearmament and lost 5,000 votes.

722, 000 dead and 1,676, 000 wounded in the Great War

League of Nations Union have 400,000 members in the UK

The Ten Year Rule - August 1919 the cabinet assumed that Britain would not involve itself in another war for at least ten years. Renewed in 1928 by Churchill and only abandoned because of the Manchurian crisis.

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