When did World War 1 end
Comprehensive information about "When did World War 1
end?": The end of World War 1 finally came about on June 28th 1919, with
the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, officially bringing peace
between all the nations involved.
The ceasefire agreement took place the previous year,
on November 11th 1918, and was signed in Compiegne.
For a better overview of World War One, the events of
the war are divided as follows:
In subsequent sections, you will find this
information listed in a chronological order.
When did World War 1 end? – the first signs
December 15th 1917: a ceasefire agreement was
signed between Soviet Russia and the Central Powers.
January 8th 1918: The United States, under the
Presidentship of Woodrow Wilson, puts forth the Fourteen Point Plan
a) Clearance of territories occupied by
Austria-Hungary and Germany
b) Alsace-Lorraine to be returned to France (this
was one of the triggers of World War One)
c) Limitation of arms for all nations
d) The establishment of the League of Nations
March 3rd, 1918: The treaty of Brest-Litvovsk was
signed, an agreement between Soviet Russia and Germany and its allies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Russia was to lose more than a
quarter of her European territories, including:
a) the Russian portion of Poland
b) the recognition of the Ukraine and Finland as
independent nation states
c) the subsequent independence of Estonia and
Livonia, later backed up by an addition to the contract (August 27th
The end of World War 1 turned out to be crucial for
Russia's future – including the interest during World War 1.
When did World War 1 end? – the last gasp
Towards the end of World War 1, there were naturally
signs of an imminent end. On:
April 21th 1918: Manfred von Richthofen (known
popularly as the 'Red Baron'), one of Germany's most successful fighter
pilots and a hero of the German Reich, was shot down near Vaux-sur-Somme
April 28th, 1918: Gavrilo Princip, the
assassin of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, died in prison
15th - 25th July 1918: The last major
offensive of KUK troops commenced in Asiago, Italy
August 8th, 1918: In Amiens, the German army
experience its 'Black Day'. The end of World War 1 is looming on the
horizon (see also WW1 timeline).
When did World War 1 End? - important political
September 29th 1918: Hindenburg and Ludendorff
demanded of the German government that truce negotiations take place
immediately, since the German home front looked likely to break within
the next 24 hours.
October 28th 1918: A naval mutiny at
Wilhemshaven paved the way for the November Revolution. The insurgency
is stating to spread, and is threatening to consume the German Reich.
The Workers' and Soldiers' Councils take power at the
end of World War 1. Within an observational context, it is interesting
to note that many of the German princes chose to resign towards the end
of World War 1 (causes of WW1).
November 9th 1918: Max von Baden announces the
abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II
November 10th 1918: Kaiser Wilhelm II goes
into exile in The Netherlands
Feburary 11th 1919: Friedrich Ebert becomes
the first German Reich President post-World War 1 (Effects
of World War 1)