Armistice Day

The term armistice is a synonym for truce. Armistice Day is a holiday that commemorates the suspension of hostilities between the fighting parties in World War I on the Western front on November 11, 1918. It does not imply the formal capitulation of Germany and its followers. Nevertheless, the negotiations between the belligerents systematically turned to Germany’s disadvantage, resulting in the inequitable terms of the Versailles Treaty of June 28, 1919. A German-Russian separate armistice had been concluded with Russia on December 15, 1917, but the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, signed on March 3, 1918, did not put an end to the war globally. It was only after a string of victories by the Allied troops (including the United Kingdom, France, and the United States) and ...

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