Timeline - 1919
The First World War spanned four years and involved many nation states.
This section lists the events of the year 1919, the year after the war ended. It was the year of the Paris Peace Conference, of the signing of the peace at Versailles. The terms of the peace treaty imposed upon Germany by the victorious Allies led, many historians argue, to the rise of Hitler and the advent of war in 1939, such was Germany's sense of injustice.
It is notable however that the French government (among others) felt that the terms of the peace were not severe enough.
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|January 10-15||Communist revolt in Berlin|
|January 18||Start of peace negotiations in Paris|
|January 25||Peace conference accepts principle of a League of Nations|
|February 6||German National Assembly meets in Weimar|
|February 14||Draft covenant of League of Nations completed|
|May 6||Peace conference disposes of German colonies|
|May 7 - June 28||Treaty of Versailles drafted and signed|
|June 21||German High Seas Fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow|
|July 19||Cenotaph is unveiled in London|
A 'flying pig' was a mortar bomb.
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