Political map of Europe & the Mediterranean 08 November 1918 (German Revolution): The collapse of the other Central Powers in October 1918 left Germany alone against the Allies (Allies of World War I). In a last ditch attempt to win a decisive sea battle, German naval command ordered the Imperial Fleet into the North Sea (Naval order of 24 October 1918), but only succeeded in triggering a mutiny among the sailors (Kiel mutiny). The revolt quickly spread to the workers and soldiers of the German Empire (German Revolution of 1918-19), who set up councils demanding government reform and an immediate end to the war.