Talk:League of Nations

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"Designed by Woodrow Wilson"[edit]

As I recall, while he did help popularise the idea, the concept had existed long before and had been inspired by previous regional organizations within Europe such as the Congress of Vienna. TheSocktor (talk) 10:14, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

It bases itself, and in practice worked, like prior peace attempts from europe, but the idea itself was very much the idea of wilson. --Miekal 12:14, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Drug policy[edit]

The League of Nations actually started with the "drugs should be outlawed across the globe" line which was certainly laudable at the time but has turned out to be extremely counter-productive. Evil Zionist (talk) 20:39, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

You make it sound like it was their idea, and/or that the failed drug war was a direct outcome of 'pro-UN politics'. That's not the case. It was Harry Anslinger via the League of Nations — and that, in turn, was because the US establishment politically enabled the very existence of Anslinger's office (never mind, permitted his mode of thought and practice). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:42, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
"Recognizing drugs as a global threat" is listed explicitly as a positive here. So we should at the very least say that their approach to the problem (as evidenced by international treaties set up in that era) was severely flawed. Evil Zionist (talk) 20:45, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Though, you forget that Anslinger helped forge policy as far back as during World War 1. He missed his chance at a one-on-one with the Kaiser by a hair on the day the surrender was signed, for one. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:05, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
That may be so and I am not arguing against it, but should we change the "good" section? Evil Zionist (talk) 22:28, 16 August 2017 (UTC)