Act of November 5th

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The Act of November 5th of 1916 was a declaration of Emperors Wilhelm II of Germany and Franz Joseph of Austria. It proclaimed the creation of the Kingdom of Poland, a puppet state allied to and controlled by the Central Powers. The origin of that document was the dire need to draft new recruits from German-occupied Poland for the war with Russia.


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William II
German Emperor, King of Prussia

In this photo of William, his right hand is holding the withered one, concealing it.
Reign 15 June 1888 – 9 November 1918
Born 27 January 1859(
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Franz Joseph I
Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary

Reign 2 December, 1848–21 November, 1916
Born 18 July 1830(1830--)
Died 21 November 1916 (aged 86)

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Central Powers are depicted in purple, the Allied Powers in gray and neutral countries in yellow.]]

The Central Powers were the states of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, which fought against the Allies during World War I.
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Vistulan Country (Russian: Привислянский Край, Privislyansky Krai; Polish:
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Eastern Front was a theatre of war during World War I in Central and, primarily, Eastern Europe. The term is in contrast to the Western Front. Despite the geographical separation, the events in the two theaters strongly influenced each other.
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