The Triple Alliance.
Alliance between Germany, Austria Hungary and Italy. Was signed in 1882. Germany has just defeated France in the Franco Prussian war and taken Alsace Lorraine. Bismark realised France would want revenge, so he made a series of Alliances that would isolate France. The triple alliance formed a block of countries across Europe seperating France from Russia. It was a defensive alliance from Bismark feeling thretened by the entente cordial.
Britain was becoming worried about the size of the German naval…