Alternative History
Treaty of Bucharest
Delegates at Peace of Bucharest
Delegates at the Peace of Bucharest
May 7, 1918
Buftea, Romania
Signatories Flag of the German Empire German Empire
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Austria-Hungary
Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria

Flag of Romania Romania

Languages German

The Treaty of Bucharest was a peace treaty which the German Empire forced Romania to sign on May 7, 1918.

Among its terms:

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

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 September 25, 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.