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1918, Feb. 6
 
A German ultimatum demanded the opening of peace negotiations at once. Bratianu resigned and was succeeded by Alexander Averescu as premier and foreign minister.  1
 
April 9
 
The Moldavian Republic (Bessarabia) proclaimed its union with Romania. The Russian government protested against this (April 23), but the union was recognized by the Central powers in the treaty of Bucharest.  2
 
May 7
 
TREATY OF BUCHAREST. Romania was obliged to cede Dobrudja to Bulgaria and to turn over the Carpathian passes to Austria-Hungary. The Germans took a 90-year lease on the Romanian oil wells. (See The Treaty of Trianon)  3
 
 
 
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