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League Of Nations

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The League of Nations was designed to be a voluntary association of the member states, establishing as organs a permanent Secretariat with its seat in Geneva, a League Assembly of the members and a League Council. With regard to the administration of territories as consequence of the Paris Peace Treaties, the German city Danzig was put as a Free City under the control of a High Commissioner of the League of Nations up to 1939. The mandatory system of the League of Nations, as laid down in Article 22 of the Covenant, was intended to prepare for independence the former possessions of the Ottoman Empire, as well the former German colonies. The League system became instrumental in world-wide rationalization and scientific discourse.

Keywords: Geneva; German Empire; League of Nations; Paris Peace Treaty; United Nations

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