Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the brain and soul of man – Clarence Darrow. Communists probably shared the same idea although Clarence Darrow was not Communist (based on conjecture).
It is not a well-known fact that the League of Nations did play a significant role in increasing the friction between the West and the USSR. Despite the USA failing to ratify the Treaty of Versailles (hence, denying offer of membership to the LoN) they offered many key ideas to curb the spread of Communism. Why one might ask? I believe this quote sums it up:
Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Communists in Russia believed they have finally found the perfect system of governance (Communism) to achieve absolute certainty when governing the perfect state.
This system threatened everything the Americans stand for LIBERTY and LIMITED GOVERMENT. The Communists believed that in order to achieve an equal and classless society the government must first get directly involve with the day-to-day activities of the common people. Besides that, the Americans believe that business and land should be privately owned. However, the Communist doctrine championed for all companies to be state-owned properties and all land are owned by the state (for the good of the ‘community’).
They (Western Powers) created the International Labour Organisation a subsidiary of the parent organisation, League of Nations. SEE: under Establishment and Organization, line 24 – 27. That particular fact is further strengthen by a few contemporary historians commenting on the issue. This brilliant website has compiled several views on the same issue (whether the Russian Revolution was one of the main agendas of the Paris Peace Conference). Read through the second website to get a deep and thorough understanding of the arguments being discussed and dissected in a way that is not only logical but purposeful.
To close and strengthen that new hot information you’ve just received, read this quote from Wikipedia:
“Meanwhile, the Paris Peace Conference sought to dampen public support for communism. Subsequently, the Allied Powers agreed that clauses should be inserted into the emerging peace treaty protecting labour unions and workers’ rights, and that an international labour body be established to help guide international labour relations in the future. The advisory Commission on International Labour Legislation was established by the Peace Conference to draft these proposals.” – WIKIPEDIA
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