On 8th May 1918 one topic dominated the front pages of the Austro-Hungarian newspapers: the peace treaty signed the day before with Romania. This put a definitive end to the 1916/17 campaign, which the Central Powers waged successfully, though it did put their forces under strain, and which only the Russian Revolution managed to bring to an end.
The Romanian way to the war:
Romania's participation in the First World War represented one of the most unfortunate episodes of the Great War. Entering the war in a disadvantageous time, when the Allies efforts on the Somme and at Verdun not allowed to divert troops from the western front and the offensive Brusilov lost its impetus, the Romanian Army after a series of initial tactical victories, was forced to surrender from the concentrated attack of the Austrian, German, Ottoman and Bulgarian forces.