The Triple Alliance and The Triple Entente

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The Triple Alliance

  • Germany, Austria Hungary and Italy were involved in alliance Signed in 1882
  • In 1879, German Chancellor Bismark signed the Dual Alliance with Austria to strengthen Germany against France and Russia 
  • In 1882, Italy joined and it became the Triple Alliance. 
  • It was a defensive alliance with all three powers agreeing to support eachother if one of them was attacked by two or more powers

The Triple Entente

Came together in three different stages

  • The Franco-Russian Dual Alliance of 1894
    • Two countries allied for several reasons:
      • Kaiser Wilhelm had made it clear that he didn't favor close relations with Russia
      • Both France and Russia felt isolated in Europe
      • France was still determined to get revenge on Germany for taking Alsace-Lorraine
      • Russia was in need of a loan to help the economy
    • The alliance was defensive as both countries agreed to support eachother if attacked by Germany or AH
  • The Entente Cordiale of 1904
    • At the end of C19 Britain played


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