The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Central Powers' Greatest Triumph

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The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Central Powers' Greatest Triumph

Post by lpetrich » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:11 pm

(Wikipedia)Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: On 3 March 1917, Germany and Russia signed a treaty in the town of Brest-Litovsk in which Russia ceded to the Central Powers most of what is now Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine.

It was a greater humiliation for Russia than what the WWI victors would do to Germany. Vladimir Lenin had promised "Peace, Land, Bread", but while he got peace with Germany, it was at the price of a *lot* of land, and likely a lot of bread production also.

If Germany would have won the great war. - Secular Café -- it would have been interesting to see how that might have turned out Would Germany's new Eastern European territory have been too much trouble for it?

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