Both the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles were peace settlements that were set up to prevent war, but in fact they were both major causes of the outbreak of World War II. The Treaty of Versailles outlined the rules that Germany must follow because of their defeat by Britain and France. Many Germans were angered by the treaty, for most of the rules in the treaty were unfair and Germany lost a
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several times. First with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and then by the Italian invasion of Abyssinia in 1935. After December 1939 it did not meet again and was dissolved in 1946. It was a total failure at least as far as preventing war was concerned. This committee made no progress in persuading the member states to reduce armaments, though all had agreed to do so when they agreed to the covenant of the League of Nations.