The Paris Peace Conference

Date January 19, 1919


  • Blurb (Image & Text)


  • The Burning of Smyrna

Against this turbulent backdrop, representatives from 27 countries convene in Paris to discuss the terms of peace for the defeated Central Powers. Britain, Italy, France, Greece, and Russia all lay claims to portions of the collapsing Ottoman Empire. President Wilson advocates for a League of Nations to govern emerging countries through a mandate system. Wilson campaigns for the establishment of Armenia as an American mandate.