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Location of Wilsonian Armenia

Wilsonian Armenia refers to the land granted to the new republic of Armenia under the 1920 Treaty of Sevres after the end of World War I. The US President Woodrow Wilson and the Department of State came up with the borders, which incorporated parts of northern and eastern Turkey. Armenia would be unable to take over the Turkish-held parts of Wilsonian Armenia due to the outbreak of the Turkish War of Independence, which led to Turkish ruler Mustafa Kemal Ataturk rejecting the Treaty of Sevres. In 1920, the Bolsheviks conquered Armenia and created the Armenian SSR of the Soviet Union, and the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne returned eastern Turkey to the Turkish government. Since then, Armenian nationalists claimed Wilsonian Armenia for themselves.

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