Triple Alliance and Triple Entente

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The origins of the alliance system were in the late nineteenth century and were supposed to
prevent war.

Germany devised a system of alliances to isolate France and to prevent a war of
revenge against Germany over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. By the turn of the century that
system had collapsed and new rivalries emerged.The Triple Alliance was formed between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy in 1882. In this agreement each country committed themselves to supporting another if they were attacked. In 1894 France and Russia signed…

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