VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > E. Latin America and the Caribbean, 1914–1945 > 2. South America > f. Peru
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  The Encyclopedia of World History.  2001.
 
(See 1904–12)
 
f. Peru
 
 
1914, Feb. 4
 
A military revolt led to the overthrow of President Guillermo Billinghurst.  1
 
1914–15
 
Col. Oscar Benavides served as provisional president.  2
 
1915–19
 
José Pardo, president.  3
 
1917, Oct. 5
 
Peru severed relations with Germany, after attacks on Peruvian ships.  4
 
1919, Jan
 
Workers led a three-day general strike, winning an eight-hour-day law for Peru's urban workers.  5
 
July 4
 
A coup d'état led to the resignation and imprisonment of President Pardo.  6
 
 
 
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth edition. Peter N. Stearns, general editor. Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Maps by Mary Reilly, copyright 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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