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1. #100yearsago today, November 11, 1919, was the first anniversary of the armistice that ended what was then known as the Great War (World War I). Here's a recap of where things stood, around the world.
2. The Allies, along with representatives from countries all around the world, convened in Paris for the peace conference in the spring of 1919, culminating in the Treaty of Versailles with Germany.
3. The Versailles Treaty imposed territorial losses on Germany in the east, weighty but yet undetermined reparations payments to the victorious Allies, and the formal recognition of guilt for starting the war.
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The Great War (later known as the First World War), which ended #100yearsago today, involved at least 22 countries, and lasted 1,568 days, and killed over 17 million people.
The Allies (or Entente) lost over 5.1 million fighting men, and over 3.4 million civilians, plus at least 11.6 million wounded. The Central Powers lost over 3.3 million fighting men, and over 1.9 million civilians, plus at least 8.3 million wounded. #100yearsago
Australia lost as many as 62,149 troops, 1.2% of its total population, plus 152,171 wounded. #100yearsago 🇦🇺
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Macron's European army proposal 'very insulting', says Trump as he lands in France.

But calling our European allies a "national security threat" to justify steel and aluminum tariffs isn't insulting. Got it.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveil commemorative plaque at the spot where the Armistice ending World War I was signed 100 years ago #armistice100

American president* MIA – again.
There would be a "Stormy weather" joke in here, if the event wasn't so somber. #100yearsago #armistice100
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1. Today in 1918 is exactly four years from the day Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was shot in Sarajevo, sparking the world war. A good time to step back and review where things stand. #100yearsago
2. Germany's great Spring Offensive, swinging all its strength to the Western Front for a breakthrough victory before enough American troops can arrive in Europe, has essentially failed. Ground was gained, but at a huge cost, and no real breakthrough. #100yearsago
3. US troops are now flooding into France by the thousands every day, filling growing stretches of the Western Front, with hundreds of thousands more on their way. The tide in manpower on the Western Front has turned. #100yearsago
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