This Week In History: 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact
On August 27, 1928, just 10 years after World War I, Germany, France, the US, and later 62 other nations, enter into an agreement known as the Kellogg–Briand Pact. The declaration states that all signatories should refrain from engaging in wars and requires that all disputes be settled peacefully. Unfortunately, the document did not live up to its aims. Japan would later invade China, Italy would invade Ethiopia, and Hitler's slow rise to power would eventually lead to a second global-scale war. Although the pact, originally created by French Minister of Foreign Affairs Ariste Briand and US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg, was unsuccessful, it contained provisions that would later be incorporated into the future principles of the United Nations.