The Failed Start Of The …

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The League of Nations was US President Woodrow Wilson’s tool for a new and peaceful world after the war of 1914-1918 – and the US should have been their most important member. But the United States never joined and today the League of Nations is often seen as a failure. Was it doomed from the start?

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