AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
LEAGUE OF NATIONS[SOURCES]
(A) ** Finland would maintain control
(B) Sweden would gain control
(C) Finland and Sweden would split control
(D) The LoN would oversee as a mandate
Concept note-1: -The League of Nations granted Finland sovereignty over Åland in 1921. Finland was placed under an obligation to guarantee to the population of the islands their Swedish culture, language, local customs and the system of self-government.
Concept note-2: -Autonomy of Åland Islands In 1920, Finland granted wide-reaching cultural and political autonomy to the Åland Islands. The League of Nations considered these measures as satisfying demands to protect the Swedish language and culture there.
Concept note-3: -The peaceful settlement, in June 1921, of the dispute between Sweden and Finland over possession of the Islands (lying mid-way between the two countries, at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia) was one of the rare success stories of the League of Nations.
Concept note-4: -Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the establishment soon thereafter of an independent Finnish state, the islands became the object of dispute involving Soviet Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Germany. Most of the island’s people favored union with Sweden.