The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott


The November 1917 revolution (all dates Gregorian calendar) brought to power a Bolshevik regime willing to agree a separate peace. Not only did the Bolsheviks feel that Russia could stand no more war, they were sure that peace would presage wider workers’ revolutions across Europe. For the Central Powers, peace with Russia meant that they could tap into Russia’s grain supplies to feed Austria-Hungary’s starving cities, and it would release German troops for offensive operations in France.


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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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