Occupation of the Rhineland

Armistice Europe

Europe 1919.0101

Occupation of the Rhineland

The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (1 January 1919)

Historical Map of Europe and the Mediterranean

Following the armistice with Germany, American, Belgian, British, and French troops moved into the German Rhineland. Meanwhile, with the German army withdrawing on all fronts, the smaller nations of Eastern Europe seized the chance to assert themselves.

Main Events

Austria proclaims union with Germany

Allies occupy Constantinople

Soviet Russia annuls Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

Allies occupy Rhineland

Formation of Yugoslavia

Polish uprising gains control of Posen

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