The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, at Brest-Litovsk between the Soviet Union and the German Empire. It fixed the German wins at the eastern front, allowing them to consolidate their western front. Over there the Germans would be defeated in November 1918, resulting in the annulment of this treaty. The grey shaded territories were intended to become German vassal states. The Baltic states and Poland would have been ruled by German kings and dukes.