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The French Mandate of Lebanon was a League of Nations Mandate created at the end of World War I. When the Ottoman Empire was split by the Treaty of Versailles, four mandate territories were created, with the rest of the territory, aside from Turkey, being placed under monarchies. The British controlled the Mandates of Palestine and Iraq, while the French controlled the Mandates of Lebanon and Syria. Lebanon gained its independence in 1943. The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the First World War at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. ... League of Nations mandates were territories established under Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, 28 June 1919. ... Missing image Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... Woodrow Wilson with the American Peace Commissioners The Treaty of Versailles of 1919 is the peace treaty created as a result of six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 which put an official end to World War I between the Allies and Central Powers. ... The British Mandate of Palestine was a swathe of territory in the Middle East, formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, which the League of Nations entrusted to the United Kingdom to administer in the aftermath of World War I as a Mandate Territory. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...

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French Mandate of Lebanon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (631 words)
The French mandate of Lebanon was a League of Nations mandate created at the end of World War I.
The new territory was granted a flag, merging the French flag with the Lebanese cedar.
Lebanon gained its independence in 1943 and the French left the country in 1945.
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