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World War I is over, but the horrors of the 20th century have only just begun.


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Fun fact: they say things come in threes, so World War 3 is inevitable. And while that's possibly true, it's woefully overlooking one basic fact: World War 2 was the third act. 

Act 1 wasn't World War 1. Act 1 was the Franco-Prussian War. That's what began the whole series of events that finally wrapped up on September 2nd, 1945. If World War 3 ever occurs, it'll be part of a new arc.


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I consider the first arc of our world war 3 was the war on terror. The very idea of it was strange; a war on a type of strategy used in assymetric warfare, and I think most of all it highlighted the west's inability to properly handle information flow, or at least the growing limits of free speech in the information age. This would later show itself to be exploited by Russia in the US elections, and growingly in the EU, by blowing on the fire of nationalism through sharing news of inconsequential effect but great reactionary potential, or making up news of consequential effects like statistics, with great reactionary potential.

The rise of Russia and China also began during this time, taking lessons of American failure and American success. If these two countries don't fall to domestic stresses, then the world will become a much more strange place.
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/\ And in the long term countries like Nigeria and India will start to come fully online too only adding to the pool of world powers. Although, I have doubts India specifically can actually survive climate change and the coming energy crisis.

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Marie Curie and her X-ray vehicles’ contribution to World War I battlefield medicine

 

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Introduction:

 

(The Conversation) Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be: Madame Marie Curie. Push further and ask what she did, and they might say it was something related to radioactivity. (She actually discovered the radioisotopes radium and polonium.) Some might also know that she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. (She actually won two.)

 

But few will know she was also a major hero of World War I. In fact, a visitor to her Paris laboratory 100 years ago would not have found either her or her radium on the premises. Her radium was in hiding and she was at war.

 

For Curie, the war started in early 1914, as German troops headed toward her hometown of Paris. She knew her scientific research needed to be put on hold. So she gathered her entire stock of radium, put it in a lead-lined container, transported it by train to Bordeaux – 375 miles away from Paris – and left it in a safety deposit box at a local bank. She then returned to Paris, confident that she would reclaim her radium after France had won the war.

 

With the subject of her life’s work hidden far away, she now needed something else to do. Rather than flee the turmoil, she decided to join in the fight. But just how could a middle-aged woman do that? She decided to redirect her scientific skills toward the war effort; not to make weapons, but to save lives.

 

X-rays enlisted in the war effort

 

…at the start of the war, X-ray machines were still found only in city hospitals, far from the battlefields where wounded troops were being treated. Curie’s solution was to invent the first “radiological car” – a vehicle containing an X-ray machine and photographic darkroom equipment – which could be driven right up to the battlefield where army surgeons could use X-rays to guide their surgeries.

 

 

 

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Medics at a French WWI field hospital locating a bullet with X-ray machine.

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[April 6th, 1917] The USA declares war on Germany. Gen. John Pershing, recalled from the pursuit of "Pancho" Villa in Mexico, leads the American Expeditionary Force. 
 
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As the US entered World War I, American soldiers depended on foreign weapons technology

 

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(The Conversation)  On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and entered World War I. Since August 1914, the war between the Central and Entente Powers had devolved into a bloody stalemate, particularly on the Western Front. That was where the U.S. would enter the engagement.

 

How prepared was the country’s military to enter a modern conflict? The war was dominated by industrially made lethal technology, like no war had been before. That meant more death on European battlefields, making U.S. soldiers badly needed in the trenches. But America’s longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917 U.S. forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively.

 

In Europe, American combat troops would encounter new weapons systems, including sophisticated machine guns and the newly invented tank, both used widely during World War I. American forces had to learn to fight with these new technologies, even as they brought millions of men to bolster the decimated British and French armies.

 

Engaging with small arms

 

In certain areas of military technology, the United States was well-prepared. The basic infantrymen of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps were equipped with the Model 1903 Springfield rifle. Developed after American experience against German-made Mausers in the Spanish American War, it was an excellent firearm, equal or superior to any rifle in the world at the time.

 

The Springfield offered greater range and killing power than the U.S. Army’s older 30-40 Krag. It was also produced in such numbers that it was one of the few weapons the U.S. military could deploy with to Europe.

 

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American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918. 

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World War I is over, but the horrors of the 20th century have only just begun.

 

 

While I think you meant this in regards to such things as future geopolitical events, it also applies to psychological trauma as well.

 

From shell-shock to PTSD, a century of invisible war trauma

 

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Introduction:

 

(The Conversation) In the wake of World War I, some veterans returned wounded, but not with obvious physical injuries. Instead, their symptoms were similar to those that had previously been associated with hysterical women – most commonly amnesia, or some kind of paralysis or inability to communicate with no clear physical cause.

 

English physician Charles Myers, who wrote the first paper on “shell-shock” in 1915, theorized that these symptoms actually did stem from a physical injury. He posited that repetitive exposure to concussive blasts caused brain trauma that resulted in this strange grouping of symptoms. But once put to the test, his hypothesis didn’t hold up. There were plenty of veterans who had not been exposed to the concussive blasts of trench warfare, for example, who were still experiencing the symptoms of shell-shock. (And certainly not all veterans who had seen this kind of battle returned with symptoms.)

 

We now know that what these combat veterans were facing was likely what today we call post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. We are now better able to recognize it, and treatments have certainly advanced, but we still don’t have a full understanding of just what PTSD is.

 

 

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Electric treatments were prescribed in psychoneurotic cases post-WWI. 

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I might continue this right up to the Treaty of Versailles.

 

[November 11, 1918] A soldier's diary entry on the day the war ended.

 

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[November 11, 1918] Members of the German high command fly a white flag from their staff car as they exit General Headquarters at Spa, Belgium for the last time.‬

 

[November 11, 1918] In the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, celebrations erupt; due to a French heritage, Louisiana saw one of the highest rates of enlistment per capita during the war.‬

 

[November 11, 1918] My great grandmother's diary

 

‪[November 11, 1918] Even in the world’s most-remote corners, celebrations occur: here, natives of the Pribiloff Islands in the North Pacific (above the Arctic Circle) give a 21-gun salute.‬

 

[November 12th, 1918] London: Parliament votes for war loan of £700 million; the UK now has war debts of £7,100 million.

 

[November 12th, 1918] Le Petit Parisien front page - "The Day of Glory: the act of surrender signed yesterday by the enemy puts an end to the war"

 

[November 12th, 1918] "Revolution Grows As Socialists United On German Regime. Koenigsberg, Frankfort and Strassburg Held by Soviets; Bourgeois Barred From Rule. Disorders Are Infrequent; "Spirit Of Liberty" Reigns" The Evening Star (Washington)

 

[November 12 1918] In New Orleans a quick-thinking Army lieutenant keeps Frank Hayden, an African-American laborer, from becoming the victim of a lynch mob for the crime of running into a pair of white sailors

 

[November 12th, 1918] Charles I, emperor of Austria since 1916, renounces any role in the future government of Austria and of Hungary. Austria declares itself a republic. After some six-and-a-half centuries, the political power of the Habsburg dynasty in Central Europe is ended.

 

[Nov 12 1918] 250k men and women began a general strike across Switzerland demanding women's suffrage, pensions and a 48-hour week. 95k troops were brought in to break the strike. Women only got the right to vote in 1971

 

[November 13th, 1918] Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, relinquishes all governing duties.

 

[November 13th, 1918] The Allied Occupation of Constantinople begins.

 

[November 13, 1918] The British enter Constantinople. It’s the first time a non-Muslim Army has been in the city since 1453.

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[November 13th, 1918] In Russia the Bolsheviks annul the treaty of Brest-Litovsk.

 

[November 13, 1918] civilians tearing down the statue of the Kaiser in Strasbourg

 

[November 14th, 1918] The provisional government of Baden proclaims the "Freie Volksrepublik Baden" ("Free Peoples' Republic of Baden").

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[November 14th, 1918] Prague. Tomas Masaryk is elected the first president of Czechoslovakia.

 

[November 14th, 1918] On 14 November, Josef Pilsudski is elected president of the newly declared republic of Poland. The republic was founded following the Allied victory and the collapse of the Habsburg empire. Pilsudski has been granted full dictatorial powers.

 

[November 14th, 1918] 3 days after the armistice, fighting ends in the East African theater when General von Lettow-Vorbeck agrees a cease-fire on hearing of Germany's surrender.

 

[November 14, 1918] Luxembourg girls, relieved from four years’ occupation, greet incoming American soldiers

 

[November 15th, 1918] first released British prisoners of war reach Calais.

 

[November 15th, 1918] Brazil. President-elect Rodrigues Alves, suffering from influenza, is unable to take office on the scheduled date, and is replaced by Vice President Delfim Moreira.

 

[November 15th, 1918] Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, leaving British Advanced GHQ at Iwuy, 15 November 1918. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, the C-in-C of the British Army, is seeing him off.

 

[November 16th, 1918] The Irish question could well be rearing its head once more now the fighting is over, if a speech by Sir Edward Carson is anything to go by (Daily Telegraph)

 

[November 16th, 1918] The Hungarian Democratic Republic is declared, marking Hungary's independence from Austria.

 

[November 17th, 1918] Russia. A convoy of twenty ships, led by one of the ships that had evacuated General Dunsterville's men from Baku, sails into Baku harbor bearing British troops and officers and Colonel Bicherakov and his Cossacks. They have come to take possession of Baku from the defeated Turks.

 

[November 17th- 18th, 1918] A coup at Omsk unseats the Ufa Directory and names Admiral A.V. Kolchak as "Supreme Ruler and Commander-in-Chief of all Russian Land and Sea Forces."

 

[November 17th, 1918] US: Report says deaths from influenza exceed US war dead of 53,000.

 

[November 18th, 1918] New Zealand. Influenza is "hastily" gazetted as a notifiable disease.

 

[November 18th, 1918] The Republic of Latvia gains independence from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Riga is the capital.

 

[November 18 1918] Textile weavers in five cities across Brazil walked off the job and were soon followed by metal and construction workers in what quickly became a general strike, leading to serious clashes with government troops

 

[November 19th, 1918] Westminster. The government says that total British war casualties were three million, including 767,000 dead.

 

[November 19th, 1918] Hitler discharged from hospital at Pasewalk.


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I might continue this right up to the Treaty of Versailles.

 

 

Please do! 


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How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

As the director of elaborate fantasy epics like the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, Peter Jackson has become known for meticulous attention to detail. Now he has put the same amount of care into making a documentary.
With “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson has applied new technology to century-old World War I footage to create a vivid, you-are-there feeling that puts real faces front and center and allows us to hear their stories in their own words.
The documentary, which will screen nationwide Dec. 17 and Dec. 27,concentrates on the experiences of British soldiers as revealed in footage from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Jackson and his team have digitally restored the footage, adjusted its frame rate, colorized it and converted it to 3-D. They chose not to add a host or title cards. Instead, veterans of the war “narrate” — that is, the filmmakers culled their commentary from hundreds of hours of BBC interviews recorded in the 1960s and ’70s.
The result is a transformation that is nothing less than visually astonishing.


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[November 20th, 1918] Spanish flu takes its toll of Britons. Preparing to disinfect London's buses in the Spanish flu epidemic which has killed thousands- even returning troops.

 

[November 21st, 1918] Britain. The German High Seas fleet surrenders to the British.

 

[November 22nd, 1918] The Spartacist League founds the German Communist Party.

 

[November 22nd, 1918] Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, abdicates; the Grand Duchy of Baden gives way to the Republic of Baden.

 

[November 22nd, 1918] German car, flying A white flag, leaving the former German GHQ at Spa, now the headquarters of the International Armistice Commission, 22 November 1918. Note the German sentry.

 

[November 23rd, 1918] British military government of Palestine begins.

 

[November 25th, 1918] London: Parliament is dissolved prior to General Election, after lifting many war restrictions.

 

[November 27th, 1918] Germany: More than 1,500,000 Allied prisoners have been released.

 

[November 28th, 1918] Vienna: Government says it will try those responsible for starting the war.

 

[November 28th, 1918] The Kingdom of Serbia annexes the Kingdom of Montenegro.

 

[December 1, 1918] Iceland gained sovereignty from Denmark.

 

[December 2nd, 1918] Britain. One of the war cabinet's last acts is to demand Kaiser William's extradition.

 

[December 2nd, 1918] Poland: 3,200 Jews are reported murdered at Lvow (Lemberg).

 

[December 6th, 1918] London: The Government grants an eight-hour day to British railway workers.

 

[December 7th, 1918] Berlin: The Spartacist socialist movement calls for a revolution in Germany.

 

[December 7th, 1918] Demonstration in Berlin made by the Spartacist movement. A machine gun team mounted on a lorry standing in the Chausse Strasse in Berlin.

 

[December 7th, 1918] JC Leyendecker, "World War I Santa," The Saturday Evening Post cover art, December 7, 1918.

 

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[Dec 11th 1918] A Middlesex soldier, captured by the Germans in 1916, survived for six months behind enemy lines by dressing as and impersonating a dead French woman.

 

[11 December 1918] Angered by the murder of a soldier, New Zealand troops kill around 40 Arab civilians. Surafend, Palestine.

 

[December 12, 1918] “Violent Epidemic of Influenza in Guatemala,” Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1918. Page 1, Column 5.

 

[December 12th, 1918] Cover of "Life" Magazine

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[December 13, 1918] “Adjourn Without National Plan to Fight Influenza,” Arizona Republican, Phoenix, Arizona, December 13, 1918. Page 1, Column 5.

 

[December 14th, 1918] General election, first in which women voted: Conservatives and Coalition Liberals 509; Labour 62; Independent Liberals (Asquithites) 36; others 27. 73 Sinn Feiners (including first elected woman, Countess Markievicz) refuse to attend a Westminster Parliament. (UK)

 

[December 16, 1918] British fight isolated Turkish Forces who don't believe Ottoman surrender at Hudaydah, Yemen

 

[December 20th, 1918] Christmas Uprising – Montenegrin nationalists known as the Greens lead by Krsto Popović and Jovan Plamenac began to rebel against the Podgorica Assembly of Yugoslavia in response for what they perceived to be a forced merging with Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

 

[December 25, 1918] "Three cheers for Christmas," somebody shouted, and the crowd of Americans gathered around the little open air Christmas tree then with village children.

 

[December 25, 1918] Christmas Day in Paris was very gay. Trees were trimmed for the boys of the A.E.F. Here is the one which was set up at #4 Avenue Bagriel, Paris. This is a blub for officers of Army while on leave. The A.R.C. maintains this house, where all the home comforts are available

 

[December 25, 1918] a former child soldier in Belgrade, Serbia plays violin on the streets for money

 

[December 27th, 1918] Greater Poland Uprising (1918–19): Poles in Greater Poland (the former Grand Duchy of Posen) rise up against the Germans, ignited by a patriotic speech made in Poznań by pianist and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

 

[December 27th, 1918] Europe welcomes US President

 

[December 28th, 1918] The real Kaiser. His Imperial Highness the Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany in the gardens of his home in the Netherlands following his abdication and exile, 28 December 1918. A month earlier he had exclaimed: "It's just that damned Berlin that's against me!"

 

[December 29, 1918] All Answer Call for Visiting Nurses in Influenza Outbreak and Work Day and Night,” Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Nebraska, December 29

 

[December 30th, 1918] German anti-war activist Rosa Luxemburg led an effort to rename the left-leaning Spartacus League to the Communist Party of Germany.

 

[December 31st, 1918] A British-brokered ceasefire ended the two weeks of fighting in the Georgian–Armenian War.

 

[December 31st, 1918] London. The war cabinet meets for the last time.

 

[December 31st, 1918] Ten million dead, a generation lost: world counts cost of its first total war

 

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Remember how desperate we were for 2016 to end? I can only imagine the global orgasm the entire world felt on 1 January, 1919.

 

[January 1, 1919] Soldiers returning from World War I being rescued from the ship the S.S. Northern Pacific, which ran aground off Fire Island, Long Island, New York on January 1, 1919. Cameras can be seen on the shore.

 

[January 4, 1919] Flags and people in the Coliseum, Rome, Italy during the visit of President Woodrow Wilson on January 4, 1919

 

[January 5, 1919] The German Workers’ Party, the predecessor to the Nazi Party, is formed

 

[January 6, 1919] Freikorps troops in the streets of Berlin

 

[January 7, 1919] a Sparticist machinegun position atop the Brandenburg gate

 

[January 9 1919] German negotiations between leftist parties and the government break down, Chancellor Friedrich Ebert sends in the paramilitary force, the Freikorps, to crack down on the demonstrators.

 

[January 9, 1919] Spartacist demonstration in Münster. The revolution has spread from Berlin into other German cities.

 

[January 10, 1919] A Spartacist machine gun firing on the Freikorps as protests come to a head in Berlin.

 

[January 12th, 1919] Berlin. Berlin routs confused communist uprising/Communist uprising crushed in Berlin

 

[January 13th, 1919] Battle of Berlin finished. Workers' councils in Berlin end the general strike; the Spartacist uprising is over.

 

[January 14th, 1919] "The Great Trial Commences" (The start of the Paris Peace Conference)

 

[January 15th, 1919] Germany — Revolutionary socialist anti-war activist Rosa Luxemburg was murdered by right wing nationalist soldiers.

 

[January 15th, 1919] The corpse of Karl Liebknecht, co-founder of the Spartacists and leader of the party, 15 January 1919. The car carrying Liebknecht to Moabit Prison pulled up at the side of a dark road. Liebknecht was shot.

 

[January 15, 1919] 'The Boston Molassacre' occurred when tank containing molasses exploded creating a deadly 15' tall wave of molasses.

 

[January 16th, 1919] Berlin revolutionary leaders murdered

 

[January 20th, 1919] Ruins of Radinghem Church, 20 January 1919.


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[January 22nd, 1919] Romanian troops now control the entire territory up to the new demarcation line indicated by the Entente powers. Inner Transylvania and Maramureș (Máramaros) are under Romanian control, leaving Banat under Serbian, and Crișana (Körösvidék) under Hungarian control.

 

[January 23rd- 30th, 1919] Polish–Czechoslovak War erupts following border disagreements

 

[January 26th, 1919] "On the Track" "A French Government Report on the question of the responsibility of the ex-Kaiser for the war and all its barbarities has been presented to the Peace Conference." (The responsibility of Germany for war guilt.)

 

[January 26th, 1919] Poland held the first elections since gaining independence, with voter turnout between 70% and 90% allowing a balanced parliament of right, center and left-wing parties despite boycotts from the Communist Party of Poland and the General Jewish Labour Bund in Poland.

 

[January 28, 1919] From the Archives: The influenza epidemic of 1919 reaches Sydney

 

[January 29th, 1919] Washington, D.C.. 18th Amendment to Constitution, mandating Prohibition, is declared ratified by states.

 

[Jan 30 1919] Armenia And Syria: Another Job For Their Uncle Sam

 

[Jan. 31, 1919] Decommissioned on this day, the USS Indiana was the first battleship of the United States Navy. It served in the Spanish-American War and World War l. Another ship bearing the same name served in World War II. The most recent USS Indiana is a nuclear submarine commissioned last year.

 

[February 1st, 1919] Versailles: The UK, US, France and Italy agree on the basic principles of the League of Nations.

 

[February 2, 1919] Unidentified soldier in uniform holding French newspaper, La Liberté du Sud-Ouest, dated February 2, 1919

 

[February 2nd, 1919] Troops of the Freikorps brought to Dusseldorf to suppress the Spartacists outside their headquarters. A pile of rifles taken from the Spartacists. Dusseldorf, 2 February 1919.

 

[February 4, 1919] Norman Rockwell painting “Soldier Reunited with Family” appeared on the cover of The Literary Digest published February 4, 1919.

 

[February 6th, 1919] Fritz Ebert opens the Reichstag in Weimar, Germany.

 

[February 6th, 1919] The German national assembly meets, away from the revolutionary upheavals in Berlin, at Weimar, a town noted for its humanism and learning rather than the militarism that has brought Germany to its knees.

 

[February 7th, 1919] Germany: Chancellor Friedrich Ebert denounces the terms of the Armistice at a cabinet convention in Weimar.

 

[February 12th, 1919] Ethnic Germans and Hungarian inhabitants of Pressburg start a protest against its incorporation into Czechoslovakia, but the Czechoslovak Legions open fire on the unarmed demonstrators.

 

[February 13th, 1919] Japan proposed the inclusion of a "racial equality clause" in the Covenant of the League of Nations as an amendment to Article 21.

 

[February 14th, 1919] Paris. Triumphant Wilson offers League of Nations plan to Europeans

 

[February 14, 1919] 14 February 1919 We Lost 315 (Interesting look at the ongoing loss of life due to the Flu.

 

[February 17th, 1919] Germany: The Government finally signs the Armistice, giving up territory to Poland.

 

[February 18, 1919] Casper Daily Tribune: German Army Is Reduced To 25,000 By Armistice Draft; Women Don't Give Up Jobs To Soldiers Back From France.

 

[February 19th, 1919] Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for Air Winston Churchill arrives at a memorial service for airmen killed during the First World War at Westminster Abbey, London, on 19 February 1919.

 

[February 21st, 1919] Kurt Eisner, leader of the People's State of Bavaria, was shot dead by German nationalist Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley while on his way to the legislature where he planned announce his resignation as head of state.

 

[February 22nd, 1919] Germany. After the murder of the Bavarian prime minister, Kurt Eisner, a "soviet" republic is declared in Bavaria.

 

[February 24, 1919] New York Times: Spanish anarchists who were taken in by the police in New York City on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill President Woodrow Wilson.

 

[February 25th, 1919] Versailles: France proposes setting the French frontier at the Rhine.

 

[February 26, 1919] Paul Castelnau in the Devastated Regions. Reims, Marne, Champagne, France, A 16 293

 

[March 1st, 1919] Spain: Martial law is declared following riots over food shorage.

 

[March 2, 1919] German chain gang in its former colony, German East Africa (Present-day Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania)

 

[March 3rd, 1919] Washington: Administration says the Great War cost the US $197,000 million.

 

[March 3rd, 1919] 2nd Battle for Berlin; Communists seize Berlin; Weimar government appoints Gustav Noske as German defense minister.

 

[March 4th, 1919] Washington, D.C.. Senators attack League of Nations idea

 

[March 5, 1919] Comic strip by W.K. Haselden, as published in the Daily Mirror on March 5, 1919, accurately predicts the future nightmares of cell phones.

 

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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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[March 7, 1919] Private John E. Brown was among the “200 Negro heroes,” according to the Pittsburgh Gazette Times, who returned to Pittsburgh on March 7, 1919. Brown returned with the 351st Field Artillery, a black regiment with mostly African-American officers, yet commanded by a white colonel.

 

[March 9th, 1919] "The man who fed Europe, Mr. Herbert C. Hoover. American Minister of Supply. Reproduction of four of the most curious posters of the "United States Food Administration""

 

[March 9th, 1919] the battle of Lichtenberg, a suburb of Berlin. Victims of the fight

 

[March 11th, 1919] Europe. The Allies reach agreement to supply famine-hit Germany with food relief.

 

[March 11th, 1919] Versailles: Allied supreme council orders German navy cut to 15,000 men.

 

[March 11th, 1919] Germans go hungry as famine spreads

 

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[March 12th, 1919] "Strassenszene aus den Berliner Revolutionstagen" (Street scene from the Berlin revolution days)

 

[March 12th, 1919] Germany: The Government agrees to give up ships in Chilean ports in return for urgent food supplies.

 

[March 13th, 1919] "Nearly Plucked" (Demands made from Germany at the Paris Peace Conference)

 

[March 14th- June 18th, 1919] Woodrow Wilson Attended Paris Peace Conference. Departed the U.S. March 5.

 

[March 14, 1919] Three happy doughboys just off a transport from Europe. After 18 months overseas, the first thing they did was buy Yankee pastry pies and dig in. New York, New York, March 14, 1919.

 

[March 16th, 1919] UK: Invention of a wireless telephone enabling air pilots to talk in flight.

 

[March 17th, 1919] Women and children waiting to get milk which is allowed only for children under three years of age and for the sick. Cologne, 17 March 1919.

 

[March 18th, 1919] UK: Deaths in England and Wales exceeded births for the first time on record last quarter, due to influenza. Britain: Influenza epidemic has killed 150,000

 

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[March 19, 1919]- The Axeman of New Orleans threatens to attack anywhere that a jazz band isn't playing.

 

[March 23rd, 1919] Italy. Benito Mussolini organizes a rally at Piazza San Sepolcro in Milan where he proclaims the principles of "Fasci Italiani di Combattimento", and then publishes the Fascist Manifesto in the newspaper he co-founded, "Il Popolo d'Italia", on June 6, 1919.

 

[March 23rd, 1919] Mussolini founds Fascist Party

 

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[April 1, 1919] Laramie Boomerang: Threatening Trouble With Japan Quieting As Truth Learned, Nex War Will Be On Pacific Says Senator

 

 

The next update will probably be on June 28th, the 100 year anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles and the official end to World War I.


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.






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