What Was the Purpose of the League of Nations?

The League of Nations had several goals, including disarmament, negotiating to settle disputes between countries, improving global welfare, and using collective security and diplomacy to prevent war. The Paris Peace Conference spurred the creation of the League of Nations.

Many people hoped that this international organization could help to stabilize the world after the Versailles Treaty brought turmoil. Since Switzerland is a neutral country, organizers based the League of Nations in the city of Geneva. While this organization was the brainchild of United States president Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. would not join. Germany and Russia were not allowed to join the organization.