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1919: A special blue carrier pigeon of peace

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How to end WWI? Participants negotiating peace agreements. (Photo: Körber-Stiftung)

How to lose one third of your empire in 140 characters? Today we can hardly imagine the political sphere without daily tweets and constant online communication. Imagine how political life and our world would have looked if social media existed 100 years ago! What insights could we gain, which are different from the usual official statements? We are inviting you to a social experiment: During the EUSTORY Summit 2018 young people from Europe and beyond took the roles of the statesmen of the Paris Peace Conference 1919 to negotiate the Treaties of Trianon and Versailles. Let’s have a look behind the scenes of these negotiations which ended World War I and follow a special Twitter-thread.

 

Some months and hundreds of tweets later …

 

Share your thoughts with us: Would the results of the conference be still the same when the negotiators would have used Social Media? How are Social Media shaping today’s public life?

More tweets on historical events? Check out our Chernobyl Tweetology.

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was born in 1998. He currently lives in Gråsten in southern Denmark but plans to move to Odense to study after the summer. Right now he is taking a gap year to work at a local electronics factory and to travel. He is quite easily impressed and excited with new things.
(1991) was born in Zbarazh, which is a small town in Western Ukraine. Since 2008 he lives in Lviv. He is very into history, journalism and public relations. During the last two years he worked for the All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History "Nova Doba". There he was helping the refugee children, which were affected by war in Eastern Ukraine. One of his tasks was to show the real "face" of post-Soviet states for Europeans.
(1996) is a German Eustorian who has been doing his Bachelors in history and political science in Münster; after a year of internships he currently is a graduate student in Göttingen. He enjoys meeting new people, having discussions and fun together. Gregor is always delighted when he finds nice postcards in his letter box – they have got a place of honour in his room.

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