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Mandatory Armenia by Gouachevalier Mandatory Armenia by Gouachevalier
In 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference, British PM David Lloyd George encouraged American President Woodrow Wilson to accept a mandate for Armenia, with Greek PM Eleftherios Venizelos supporting the inclusion of Pontic Greeks in a Pontic-Armenian state. Wilson sent the King-Crane Commission and Lieutenant General James Harbord to the Caucasus region to study the claims made by the Armenian national movement. The Commission recommended that, having so recently undergone a traumatic experience, the Armenians could no longer trust the Ottoman Empire to respect their rights, Armenia's independence should therefore be recognized by the international community and insured by the Allies.

On 24 May 1920, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United State Congress for the authority to establish a mandate for Armenia. The western border, as delineated by Wilson's Department of State in the Treaty of Sèvres, was to incorporate several northeastern Ottoman vilayets which once had Armenian populations of varying sizes, as well as the Greek-inhabited region of Pontus on the Black Sea.

European support for an Armenian Mandate had several goals - although humanitarian concerns were certainly a factor, the British also hoped that it would serve as a buffer between its own Mandate in Iraq and the newly-ascendant Soviet Union to the north. There were also the Turks to contend with - the nationalists under Mustafa Kemal had been penetrating into northern Mesopotamia with the goal of reclaiming Mosul from its British occupiers. London hoped that a hostile power to the northeast could be of assistance in mitigating any further Turkish aggression.
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gundel31 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  New Deviant
mmmhh T H I C C
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Atlanthean Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
The surrounding states would never agree that with the exception of Georgia.
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BobbyMartnen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Sad this didn't happen in real life
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Agajan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
very sad ((
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IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i want to have gay anal sex with you
I hope its Ok 😃
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Marius34 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
What are the Armenian province borders based off of 
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lordelpresidente Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Want this realized for no reason
I mean, Modern Pontic Society... that would be neat

And a small suggestion... Why not use the Banner of Artaxiad Dynasty for the Armenians?
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Gouachevalier Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The Arevakhach transcends dynastic imagery!
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet.
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WhatD Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Tis but a dream.
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Gouachevalier Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yes, with that attitude...
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Sweet!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
A dream
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Gouachevalier Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Still needs Cilicia Grump 
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Great!
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