Peace - from what source.?

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GLOBAL PEACE – FROM WHAT SOURCE?
Song 65

1 MULTITUDES YEARN FOR GLOBAL PEACE

On 28 June 1914 a hand grenade was rolled beneath a car travelling in a motorcade in the city of Sarajevo in Yugoslavia.

The grenade missed its intended target and exploded beneath the following car, injuring several people.

The first car continued on its way and the occupants attended a welcome ceremony at the Sarajevo Town Hall.

Just a short time later, the VIPs from the first car decided to visit the injured ones who had been taken to the local hospital.

On the way there the car stalled, this provided an opportunity for another assassin to shoot and kill the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the Heir to the Austrian Empire and his wife
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The League of Nations was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
Its primary goals, as stated in its Covenant, was to prevent wars through collective security and disarmament, and settle international disputes through negotiation and arbitration.

The League was also tasked with improving labour conditions, ensuring just treatment of native inhabitants, preventing human and drug trafficking slowing the arms trade, promoting global health, protecting prisoners of war, and the protection of minorities in Europe
And after the turmoil caused by the Versailles Treaty, many looked to the League to bring stability to the world.

However the League of Nations was unable to bring peace to the world.
During its existence, there were wars between Russia and Poland, wars between the Baltic States, between Italy and Albania and then of course the League could not prevent the Second World War.

Between the two Great Wars political alliances were made and broken, Peace agreements were made …. then broken, treaties weren’t worth the paper they were written on.
So one could say the League failed to achieve it’s adjectives. No-one could dispute that
The Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini said of the League of Nations….. that
…."the League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out."
That is - it was toothless when it came to making big decisions,

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