The League of Nations had no official flag or logo. Proposals for the adoption of an official symbol were made when the League began in 1920, but the member states never reached an agreement. However, League of Nations organizations have used different logos and flags (or none at all) in their own operations. In 1929, an international competition was held to find a design that, in turn, is not a symbol. Perhaps one of the reasons for this failure is the fear of the Member States that the power of the supranational organisation will replace them. Finally, a semi-official emblem appeared in 1939: two five-pointed stars in a blue pentagon. The Pentagon and the five-pointed stars would symbolize the five continents and the five races of humanity. In an arc at the top and bottom, the flag had the names in English (League of Nations) and French. When they met in Paris to work out the conditions for peace, European leaders had other ideas.