9 November 1918
The German Emperor leaves Berlin
A revolutionary wave sweeps through Germany and reaches the capital. William II Hohenzollern is granted asylum in the Netherlands. Power in Berlin is taken by social democrats. At the same time, Soldier and Worker Councils are independently formed.
German soldiers in Greater Poland, among others at the Poznań Citadel, form Soldier Councils. In Jarocin, 4 out of 10 council members are Poles.