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Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of
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Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is the peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Soviet Russia. After the October Revolution, the fact that the Bolsheviks had included a call for an immediate end to the war in their October Manifesto introduced the prospect of concluding a separate peace with the Central Powers. Already on November 8, 1917, one day after the fall of the Provisional Government, the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets rejected Lenin’s Decree on Peace, his proposal for an immediate “peace witho…

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Kochanek, Hildegard, “Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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