19402004: a matter of life and death? 34 Overy argued that there was a difference between economic pressures induced by the problems of the Four Year Plan and economic motives to seize raw materials, industry and foreign reserves of neighboring states as a way of accelerating the Four Year Plan. The League of Nations was never involved, and the major powers of the League remained neutral and tried (with little success) to stop arms shipments into Spain. On October 19, 1939, the American Ambassador to Japan, Joseph. 22 Failure of the League of Nations edit Further information: League of Nations The League of Nations was an international organization founded after World War I to prevent future wars. The Issue of War: States, Societies, and the Coming of the Far Eastern Conflict of (1985) sophisticated analysis of each major power. The entire ordeal was the last show of the French and British policy of appeasement. The Foreign Policy of France from 1914 to 1945 (1975) Young, Robert. The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany: Diplomatic Revolution in Europe, 193336 (v. 4 During the period of the Weimar Republic (19191933 the Kapp Putsch, an attempted coup d'état against the republican government, was launched by disaffected members of the armed forces. 11 Paying reparations is a classic punishment of war but in this instance it was the "extreme immoderation" that caused German resentment. Retrieved 15 November 2011. French security demands edit French security demands, such as reparations, coal payments, and a demilitarized Rhineland, took precedence at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and shaped the Treaty of Versailles by severely punishing Germany; however, Austria found the treaty to be unjust which encouraged. Italian invasion of Albania edit Further information: Italian invasion of Albania After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Benito Mussolini feared for mere leche sa fille pute cambrai Italy becoming a second-rate member of the Axis. Grew, United States Ambassador to Japan. At the same time, other Japanese forces attacked the.S.-held Philippines and the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.