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The Great War
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Hungry children of post-war EuropeWWI Timeline: Post-1919
1920-1922

War cemeteries created on the fronts; war memorials dedicated in villages and cities at home.

Photo: A war cemetery in France

A war cemetery in France
March 19, 1920

The United States Senate fails to ratify the Treaty of Versailles and U.S. involvement in the League of Nations. (Link goes to PBS: American Experience)

April 1920

Disgruntled officers fail in an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic.

August 26, 1920

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the legal right to vote, was ratified. (Link goes to PBS: American Experience)

November 11, 1920

The Unknown Warrior is buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

1921

Russian Civil War ends after three years with Bolsheviks, led by Lenin and Trotsky, in full control.

March 1921

American food aid helps save millions of famine victims in Russia.

Photo: Hungry children of post-war Europe

Hungry children of post-war Europe
1924-1925

Adolf Hitler imprisoned for sedition against the Weimar Republic; writes Mein Kampf.

Nazi Flag
August 20, 1932

Kathe Kollwitz's memorial to her dead son is unveiled in Vladslo, Belgium.

Photo: Kathe Kollwitz, German artist

Kathe Kollwitz, German artist
January 30, 1933

Adolf Hitler named Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg.

September 1939

Second World War begins.

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