Apr 13 2021

This Is A Ceasefire Agreement Between Opponents In A War

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The Russian news agency TASS reported that Serraj had refused to hold direct talks with Haftar, forcing Russian and Turkish diplomats to act as mediators. Sixtus, Prince of Parma Bourbon (1886-1934), a member of the former French royal family, who served in the Belgian army in 1916, participated in a more sustainable Austro-Hungarian peace effort. By taking his sister, who was married to the Austrian emperor Charles I (1887-1922), Sixtus had access to the highest levels of the Austro-Hungarian government. Shortly after ascending to the throne at the end of 1916, Charles asked his mother-in-law to contact the French government. She used Sixtus to do it. The French heads of state and government told Sixtus that their mandates included Alsace Lorraine, part of the Saarland, “reparations, allowances and guarantees on the left bank of the Rhine.” Armed with this information, Sixtus finally went to Vienna, where he met Karl at the end of March 1917. The emperor seemed open to the demands of France. In a letter of 24 March to Sixte for delivery to the French, Karl agreed to restore Serbia, which was invaded by the central powers in 1915; accepts that Belgium should also be restored; and pledges to support France`s “just rights” towards Alsace-Lorraine. When the French received this letter, they informed the very exciting British David Lloyd George (1863-1945), the British Prime Minister who believed that the Austrians could break with Germany and sign a separate peace with the Allies.

However, when the French and The British informed the Italian government of the possibility of peace with Austria, the Italian Foreign Minister, Baron Sidney Sonnino (1847-1922), said that Italy expected all its demands on Austria-Hungary to be met. Otherwise, Italy could break with the allied coalition and, Sonnino warned, the revolution could engulf Italy. The Italian position effectively ended the Sixtus initiative, although another news exchange took place between May and June. [9] The collapse of Tsarist Russia was beyond all the peace initiatives of 1917 and early 1918. It strengthened French and British interest in the peace-goers of Germany, and in particular Austria-Hungary, while strengthening the sense of peace among the Socialists in all European nations at war.


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