The idea of an international organisation which would work to prevent future conflict emerged from the horrors of the First World War, and the League of Nations formally came into existence on 10 January 1920. The league is often considered to be the creation of the US president Woodrow Wilson who famously included its creation as the last of his Fourteen Points. Wilson should also be credited with ensuring that the league actually came into existence by insisting that it was included in each of the separate peace treaties of the Versailles settlement.
AQA Conflict and tension, 1918–1939
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