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This book examines the intersection of the League of Nations, state-supported terrorism, and British policy in the 1930s. It attempts to explain how Geneva’s role in preventing the terrorist attack at Marseilles from leading to war in 1934, as well as its role in drafting two international conventions to combat terrorism between 1935 and 1938, demonstrate both the organization’s function and limits. This study aims to contribute to the renewed scholarly debate about the utility of the League and the efficacy of one of the central security provisions of the Covenant. It also reassesses the impact of state-supported terrorism on the international order after the First World War and the meaning of British “appeasement” policy in the 1930s.

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Callahan, M.D. (2018). Introduction. In: The League of Nations, International Terrorism, and British Foreign Policy, 1934–1938. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77200-4_1

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