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Treaty of Bucharest
Delegates at Peace of Bucharest.jpg
Delegates at the Peace of Bucharest
7 May 1918
Buftea, Romania
Signatories German Empire German Empire
Austria–Hungary Austria-Hungary
Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Bulgaria Bulgaria

Romania Romania

Languages German
A French caricature on the treaty: William II points a dagger at a woman (Romania), while showing her the Peace Treaty.

The Treaty of Bucharest was a peace treaty which the German Empire forced Romania to sign on 7 May 1918 following the Romanian campaign of 1916-1917.

Among its terms:

Alexandru Marghiloman negotiated and signed the Treaty of Bucharest with the Central Powers on 7 May 1918. However, King Ferdinand I of Romania refused to sign the treaty (already ratified by the Chamber of Deputies on 28 June and by the Senate on 4 July 1918).

Although Bulgaria received a part of Northern Dobruja, it continued to lobby Germany and Austria-Hungary for the annexation of the whole province, including the condominium established by the Treaty of Bucharest. After negotiations, a protocol regarding the transfer of the jointly administered zone in Northern Dobruja to Bulgaria was signed on 25 September 1918, in Berlin by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. As compensation Bulgaria agreed to cede the left bank of the Maritsa river to Turkey. However, this agreement was short-lived because after 4 days, on 29 September Bulgaria had to capitulate in the face of the advancing Allied forces (See also: the Armistice with Bulgaria).

The treaty was denounced in October 1918 by the Alexandru Marghiloman government and subsequently nullified by the terms of the Armistice of 11 November 1918.

In 1919, Germany was forced in the Treaty of Versailles to renounce all the benefits provided by the Treaty of Bucharest in 1918.[2] The territorial transfers to Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria were annulled by the treaties of Saint-Germain (1919), Trianon (1920) and Neuilly (1919), respectively.

Map of Dobruja

See also


  1. ^ R. J. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, Routledge, 1994, ISBN 041505346, p.24-25
  2. ^ Articles 248 - 263 - World War I Document Archive

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