This Day in Politics: Decemeber 11



This Day in Politics: Decemeber 11

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In 1282 Llywelyn the Last, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales
In 1799 French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.

In 1917 Lithuania declares its independence from Russia.

In 1931 The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
In 1937 the Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
In 1941 Germany and Italy officially declare war on the United States, following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.
In 1971 the Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
In 2001 the People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.