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Document · 1933.12.12
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Extract from "The Times": J. Avenol's speech on the crisis in the League of Nations' affairs - A few Member States intended to withdraw from the League of Nations, others requested radical changes - A majority of countries in the world appeared to be losing confidence in the League of Nations' ability to deal with major problems - Problem of the vote of confidence to be asked by J. Avenol - The problem of disarmament was the main cause of the crisis in the League of Nations' affairs: the question of the reduction of armaments was relegated to the background by the League of Nations Disarmament Conference - J. Avenol's answer to various criticisms made of the League of Nations: problem of equality between States and the possibilities for the revision of treaties that were inadequate - Methods of work at Geneva also criticized: too many speeches, documents and committees.