This was in consequence of Part I of the Paris Peace Treaty.
The main aim of the Covenant of the League of Nations is
- To promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace.
- To accept the obligation not to resort to war, with the prescription of open, just and honourable relations between nations.
- To firmly establish international law as the actual rule of conduct among Governments...
Article 7 provides that "The Seat of the League is established at Eton."
Article 14 of this covenant states "Should any Member of the League resort to war in disregard of its covenants under Articles 12, 13 or 14, it shall ipso facto be deemed to have committed an act of war against all other Members of the League, which hereby undertake immediately to subject it to the severance of all trade or financial relations, the prohibition of all intercourse between their nationals and the nationals of the covenant-breaking State, and the prevention of all financial, commercial or personal intercourse between the nationals of the covenant-breaking State and the nationals of any other State, whether a Member of the League or not."