Armistice – The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars


Armistice - The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars

The armistice was the pact that ended the bloodiest war in the history of humanity, World War 1. Germany and the allies of the country had run out of their resources in the fall of 1918. Eventually, the partners of Germany started to drop out of the war. The number of people in favor of Germany quickly died and there were murders. Even the common public had had enough, and they were rallying for peace. The situation was dire for Germany, and they had to stop the war to survive. 

Armistice - The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars
Armistice – The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars

The Initial Discussion

The government of Germany did approach the United States to mend things. However, by this time, the US was adamant about keeping things going due to their undoubted victory. Germany requested an Armistice on the grounds laid down by then US President Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson was aiming for peace without success. He came up with fourteen specific actions to implement to ensure that victory. The President suggested this in January 1918. However, by October, he witnessed the death of several soldiers from their side. The United States was not in for the recommendation anymore.

Negotiations In Armistice

The negotiations related to Armistice was being carried out by the commander in chief of the Allied Governments and not the Allied Government themselves. The commander in chief, Ferinand Foc planned to bring down Germany, once and for all. He was not ready to do any negotiations, and his demands clearly stated that the German Army could no longer fight under any circumstances. The government of Germany had no other choice but to accept all these requests, or else there was no other escape for the country. They finally gave in to the negotiations; however, a series of events took place that cemented the defeat of Germany.

First of all, there was an abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm 2, who was both the king of Prussia and the emperor of Germany. Following that, a democratic government happened in Germany after the intervention from the US. They ensured that ordinary people understand how problematic the Socialist government was. They showed the high praises of the democratic government to them to win their trust. This idea humiliated the present government. They felt responsible for the consequences to the nation. 

Armistice - The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars
Armistice – The Strategy That Ended The Worst Of Wars

Conclusion

The implementation of the Armistice had a wide variety of responses. There was happiness and joy for those who felt that they were finally free from the cruel days of the war, and they could live happily now. On the other hand, some towns and cities were still mourning the death of their loved ones, close friends, and relatives. Also, the Armistice was not successful in completely eradicating the war from certain parts of the country. There were peace negotiations as well as a war going on simultaneously to show the turmoil Germany was in then. However, the truce was successful in putting an end to the four-year long-war.

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