100 Years Ago – 5 December 1920

5 December 1920

Herbert Asquith, the former Prime Minister, addressed a meeting at the Albert Hall in London, calling for peace in Ireland. He said that an armistice was the first step towards reaching a peaceful settlement, but the meeting was interrupted on numerous occasions by protestors.

The League of Nations conference heard that 600,000 members of the Soviet army were about to start marching towards Poland. There had been a cease-fire between the two nations agreed on 18 October 1920 and this did eventually hold, with a formal peace treaty later being reached on 18 March 1921.

The Republic of Armenia collapsed following the invasion by Soviet troops and it became known as the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, which survived until 1991.