Villa Gusti Pact Signed

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Villa Gusti Pact Signed

3 NOV 1918: World War I and an Armistice with Austria-Hungary is signed with Italy. With Turkey having already signed an armistice Germany was left to confront the Allies alone for the remaining days of the war.

Mutiny strikes the German Navy at the ports of Kiel and Wilhelmshaven as sailors refuse orders to put to sea to engage in a final colossal battle with the British Navy.

Along with this, revolutionary fervour and Bolshevist-style uprisings erupt in German cities including Munich, Stuttgart and Berlin.

The extent of the unrest stuns German leaders, and even the Allies, who fear Germany might now succumb to a violent Bolshevist revolution in the manner of Russia.

This brings a stark urgency to the armistice negotiations. The only remaining ally of Germany, Austria-Hungary, signs an armistice with Italy, leaving Germany alone in the war. More: http://ow.ly/x2Bz305M5YSx

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