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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lenin-returns-to-russia-from-exile wrote:After the outbreak of the February Revolution, German authorities allowed Lenin and his lieutenants to cross Germany en route from Switzerland to Sweden in a sealed railway car. Berlin hoped, correctly, that the return of the anti-war socialists to Russia would undermine the Russian war effort, which was continuing under the provisional government.
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Imperial Germany had spent over 26 million Goldmarks until the end of 1917 to support the bolshevist revolution. On November 5th 1918, Germany broke off diplomatic relations with Soviet Russia, which was no longer needed.
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The Germans initially aided and abetted Lenin in hopes that he would undermine the ware effort and monarchist regime in Russia - which, of course, proved to be successful.
However, the Germans did send troops to support the White Army in the Finnish Civil War against the Red Bolshevik Army. In addition Swedish and Baltic troops also supported the Whites.
Untimely revolution in Germany, caused ultimately by Lenin's spreading Bolshevik and Socialist doctrine more or less caused Germany to sue for peace. German troops after the Armistice, went back home to fight revolution. You could say they created their own demise.