Collapse of the Central Powers

The Great War

Europe 1918.1025

Collapse of the Central Powers

World War I in Europe and the Russian Revolution (25 October 1918)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

The Allied advances of August and September were too much for the Central Powers. Bulgaria accepted defeat on September 29, followed by the Ottoman Empire on October 30. Meanwhile Polish, Czech, and Hungarian populations began to break away from Austria-Hungary, while Germany negotiated an armistice with the Americans.

Main Events

Bulgaria signs Armistice of Thessalonica with Allies

Czech republic proclaimed

Hungarian parliament independent under crown figurehead

Poles at Cracow break with Austria-Hungary

Battle of Vittorio Veneto

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