Brussels Soldiers' Council

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Soldiers on the streets during the Brussels Soldiers Council period

Brussels Soldiers' Council was a revolutionary organisation created by mutinous soldiers of the Imperial German Army based in Brussels, Belgium on 9 November 1918. Mutinous German soldiers collaborated with Belgian workers to declare a socialist republic with equal and universal suffrage. However, as the primary concern of the German soldiers was to return home, the remaining Belgian workers were unable to prevent the advancing Allied armies from handing over authority to the Belgian nationalists.[1]

Notable people involved in the Council[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk, Tim; McElligott, Anthony (4 March 1999). "Opposing Fascism: Community, Authority and Resistance in Europe". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 3 March 2018.