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New Devices Ever Seemed Impractical at First

New Devices Ever Seemed Impractical at First

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J.N. (Ding) Darling


Reprinted from the New York Tribune in Cartoons Vol. 15, No. 3 

Publication Date:

March 1919


The proposal for a League of Nations was the fourteenth of President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points, which were the terms he took to the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I. The League was designed to handle global diplomatic problems before they turned into wars, substituting international cooperation for more traditional foreign polity strategies, such as the balance of power. Because the League was innovative (as symbolized by the newly popular automobile), it was also the most controversial part of the final treaty.


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