How did World War I end?

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How did World War I end?

World War I ended differently for different countries.

Russia dropped out on March 3, 1918, after signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the Central Powers.

Bulgaria signed an armistice on September 29, 1918 at Saloniki.

The Ottoman Empire capitulated at Mudros on October 30, 1918.

The Austro-Hungarian empire disintegrated in October 1918; during the last week of October, declarations of independence were made in Budapest (Hungary), Prague (Czechoslovakia) and Zagreb (Croatia). On October 29, the imperial authorities asked Italy for an armistice, which was signed in the Villa Giusti, near Padua, on November 3. Later, Austria and Hungary signed separate armistices following the overthrow of the Habsburg monarchy.

In Germany, a republic was proclaimed on November 9, 1918. The Kaiser fled the country. On November 11, an armistice with Germany was signed in a railroad carriage at Compi├Ęgne, which signaled the and of hostilities.


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