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Diary April 30, 1919

Kemal Pasha becomes 'Atatürk'
Kemal Pasha becomes ‘Atatürk’ after creating modern Turkey from 1920 to 1922 with his successful resistance struggle against the Allied occupiers and subsequently becoming its first, albeit dictatorial, president.
World War One Diary for Wednesday, April 30, 1919:


Turkey: Kemal Pasha appointed Inspector-General Ninth Army, Anatolia.
France – Peace Process: Japan granted Shantung subject to verbal promise of eventual nestoration to China; Chinese delegation protest on May 6.
Britain: Budget; no income tax change; excess profits duty halved; death duties increased on estates over £15,000; beer and spirit duties increased. All iron and steel industry subsidies now gone. Over 3 million workers have reduced working hours since January 1. Press Bureau closed.

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