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The Great War
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The Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference. Lloyd George, Vittorio Orlando, George Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson from Britain, Italy, France and the United States, respectively.WWI Timeline: 1919
1919

Demobilization of the armies, millions return home.

Photo: Black American troops return home

Black American troops return home
1919-1921

Russian civil war fails to unseat the Bolsheviks.

January 10-15, 1919

A coup launched by German revolutionaries in Berlin is suppressed by paramilitary units.

January 15

German socialist rebels Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg are murdered.

Photo: Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg
February

Allies' military intervention in Russia is secretly agreed to.

June 28

Peace Treaty signed by German delegates and Allies in Versailles.

Photo: The Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference. Lloyd George, Vittorio Orlando, George Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson from Britain, Italy, France and the United States, respectively.

The Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference.  Lloyd George, Vittorio Orlando, George Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson from Britain, Italy, France and the United States, respectively.
July 19

The Cenotaph is unveiled in London.

August-September

President Wilson brings his campaign for the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles and its League of Nations to the American people. (Link goes to PBS: American Experience)

September 25

Wilson collapses and his whistle-stop tour of the country is over.

Photo: A stricken Woodrow Wilson

A stricken Woodrow Wilson
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