Successes and Failures (LON) 1930's Manchuria-Abyssinia
The Manchurian Crisis
By February 1932, Japan (a member of the League's Council) had invaded and conquered Manchuria. It took the League nearly a year to send a commission and declare that Japan ought to leave - whereupon Japan left the League. The League couldn't send an army, and it needed America's support to impose sanctions successfully. In the end, it did nothing. This instantly shown the League's weakness and therefore other countries decided to leave the League and began rearming their countries without any interference from the League.