European diplomatic alignments shortly before the World War I. Germany and the Ottoman Empire allied after the outbreak of war.
Haile Selassie in full dress uniform, 1970
In 1938, France betrayed Czechoslovakia and signed the Munich Agreement with Nazi Germany, effectively dishonoring the French-Czechoslovak alliance.
Anachronous world map showing member states of the League during its 26-year history.
Ras Makonnen Woldemikael and his son Lij Tafari Makonnen
The leaders of some of the SEATO nations in Manila, hosted by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos on 24 October 1966
The 1864 Geneva Convention, one of the earliest formulations of international law
Member states of NATO
The League to Enforce Peace published this full-page promotion in The New York Times on Christmas Day 1918. It resolved that the League "should ensure peace by eliminating causes of dissension, by deciding controversies by peaceable means, and by uniting the potential force of all the members as a standing menace against any nation that seeks to upset the peace of the world".
Dejazmatch Tafari, as governor of Harar
On his December 1918 trip to Europe, Woodrow Wilson gave speeches that "reaffirmed that the making of peace and the creation of a League of Nations must be accomplished as one single objective".
Empress Zewditu with one of her trusted priests
In 1924, the headquarters of the League was named "Palais Wilson", after Woodrow Wilson, who was credited as the "Founder of the League of Nations"
Ras Tafari at his investiture as regent on 11 February 1917
League of Nations Organisation chart
Haile Selassie with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House
Palace of Nations, Geneva, the League's headquarters from 1936 until its dissolution in 1946
Cover of Time magazine, 3 November 1930
Child labour in a coal mine, United States, c. 1912
The Emperor with President Kennedy outside the White House
Child labour in Kamerun in 1919
Haile Selassie in 1934
A sample Nansen passport
When the struggle to resist Italy appeared doomed, Haile Selassie traveled to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela for fasting and prayer.
A map of the world in 1920–45, which shows the League of Nations members during its history
The Emperor arrives in Jerusalem. May 1936
Chinese delegate addresses the League of Nations concerning the Manchurian Crisis in 1932.
A plate from the dinner service sold by Haile Selassie in England in 1937
Emperor Haile Selassie I going into exile in Bath, England via Jerusalem
Haile Selassie in 1942
The Gap in the Bridge; the sign reads "This League of Nations Bridge was designed by the President of the U.S.A."
Cartoon from Punch magazine, 10 December 1920, satirising the gap left by the US not joining the League.
Newspaper illustration drawn by Charles H. Alston for the U.S. Office of War Information Domestic Operations Branch News Bureau, 1943
World map showing member states of the League of Nations (in green and red) on 18 April 1946, when the League of Nations ceased to exist.
Meeting with Crown Prince Akihito in 1955
League of Nations archives, Geneva.
Haile Selassie with Brigadier Daniel Sandford (left) and Colonel Wingate (right) in Dambacha Fort, after its capture, 15 April 1941
Plaque commemorating the visit of Haile Selassie I to Mexico, 1954 – Etiopía Station, line 3 of the Mexico City Metro
Haile Selassie photographed during a radio broadcast
Haile Selassie with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, October 1963
Haile Selassie with President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt in Addis Ababa for the Organisation of African Unity summit, 1963.
A parade in honor of Haile Selassie, turns onto Pennsylvania Avenue from New York Avenue; crowds line the street. Washington, D.C 1963
Haile Selassie I in Toledo (Spain) in April 1971. Picture by Eduardo Butragueño.
The 1973 oil crisis, the severity of which is demonstrated by this graph, hit Ethiopia amidst a devastating famine, compounding its effect and undermining support for the emperor.
The deposition of Emperor Haile Selassie I (above rear window) from the Jubilee Palace on 12 September 1974, marking the coup d'état's action on that day and the assumption of power by the Derg.
Prince Makonnen, son of Haile Selassie I

They included preventing wars through collective security and disarmament and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration.

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The term "collective security" has also been cited as a principle of the United Nations and earlier the League of Nations.

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He secured Ethiopia's admission to the League of Nations in 1923 by promising to eradicate slavery; each emperor since Tewodros II had issued proclamations to halt slavery, but without effect: the internationally scorned practice persisted well into Haile Selassie's reign with an estimated 2 million slaves in Ethiopia in the early 1930s.

- Haile Selassie

Abyssinian Emperor Haile Selassie continued to support collective security, as he assessed that impotence lay not in the principle but its covenantors' commitment to honor its tenets.

- Collective security

Ethiopia's position in the League of Nations did not dissuade the Italians from invading in 1935; the "collective security" envisaged by the League proved useless, and a scandal erupted when the Hoare-Laval Pact revealed that Ethiopia's League allies were scheming to appease Italy.

- Haile Selassie

The modern Italian Army defeated the poorly armed Abyssinians and captured Addis Ababa in May 1936, forcing Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie to flee to exile in England.

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European diplomatic alignments shortly before the World War I. Germany and the Ottoman Empire allied after the outbreak of war.

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