Soviet Union expelled from League of Nations

The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations following the pact with Germany and aggression against Finland. The Soviet Union only became a member of the League of Nations in 1934, a year after Germany left, and was expelled from the League on 14 December 1939 for aggression against Finland. In expelling the Soviet Union, the League breached its own regulations: only 7 out of 15 members of the Council voted for the expulsion, (among them Britain, France and Belgium), and three of these were chosen as members of the Council just one day before the voting: South Africa, Bolivia and Egypt. This was one of the League´s final acts before it ceased functioning due to World War II.