End of world war one

Timeline 1918

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  • 14 Points for Peace

    14 Points for Peace
    President Woodrow Wilson presents his 14 points to achieve permanent world peace.
  • Russia Formally Quits War

    Russia Formally Quits War
    Russia signed the Treaty of Brests-Litovsk with Germany, formally ending its participation in the war. Russia gave territories to Germany in exchange of peace.
  • First Major German Offensive

    First Major German Offensive
    Germany launched the first major offensives. It was called Spring Offensive and the objective of it was to win war before the American troops reached the trenches.
  • The Red Baron

    The Red Baron
    Baron von Richthofen was killed in air dog-fight (aerial battle between fighter aircrafts at close range. This first appeared during World War I a little time after the invention airplanes.
  • Tsar Nicholas II

    Tsar Nicholas II
    In October 1917, the Bolsheviks overthrew the provisional government. Following a harsh peace treaty with Germany in March 1918, Russia descended into civil war. Nicholas and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks. This was almost certainly on the orders of Vladimir Lenin.
  • Armistice

    Hindenburg and Ludendorff informed the Kaiser that Germany had lost the war and that they should sign an armistice.
  • Prince Maximmilian of Baden

    Prince Maximmilian of Baden
    Prince Maximilian of Baden was appointed Chancellor by Wilhelm II. Germany was being military defeated so the Kaiser hoped that the Prince, because of his reputation for moderation, could negotiate armistice terms with U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
  • Armistice

    The Turks sign armistice.
  • Kaiser Wilhem II

    Kaiser Wilhem II
    Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates the throne of Germany. He feared the fate of Tsar Nicholas II and his family would happen to him. The Tsar was his first cousin.
  • WW1 Ends

    WW1 Ends
    World War One ended at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. There was produced one minute of ssilence to honor this event. In London, the Big Ben was rung for the first time since the war had started and in France, the gas lampss were lit for the firsst time after 4 years. The armistice was signed.