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- Australia and the Interwar Internationalism Movement
- In her study of the League of Nations Union in Britain, Helen McCarthy argues that “the League of Nations inspired a rich and participatory culture of political unrest, popular education and civic ritual." Was the same true in Australia?
- Interwar Internationalism: Refugees
- A Broad Unity for Peace: An historical examination of the International Peace Campaign’s Australian Peace Congress, 16th – 19th September, 1937
- Interwar Feminism in Australia and the League of Nations
- What were the primary factors in the failure of the League of Nations Union in Australia to create what Helen McCarthy terms a ‘rich and participatory culture of political protest, popular education and civic ritual’?
- Analyze how the ‘Myth of Collective Security’ was cultivated and evolved in Britain, compared to Australia by the LNU
- The League in Nations: the Effects of Identity
- Paths to Peace: A comparison of the voluntary peace groups in Britain and Australia
- The League of Nations: Lessons and Legacy
The United Nations
The League clearly midwifed systems that exist to this day and defined norms that have since gained wide authority. This can be very clearly seen through the World Health Organization, which succeeded the League Health Organization; UNESCO that took the place of the Committee on Intellectual Cooperation; and the Trusteeship Council which inherited the duties of the Mandates Commission. Moreover, a number of Conventions have codified language that was drafted during the war and alongside the League as well as citing League Declarations and documents as precedents for decisions and judgements. The UN, which officially came into being on 24 October 1945, is of a similarly international character with the objective of taking action against issues of security facing humanity, such as peace and security, terrorism, human rights, disarmament, and the list goes on.
 Susan Pederson, “Back to the League of Nations”. The American Historical Review. Vol. 112, No. 4. (2007): 1112.
 “Overview” United Nations, accessed 1 October 2015, http://www.un.org/en/sections/about-un/overview/index.html.