Modern History - Alliances

Origins of WW1 c.1890-1914

Alliances

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What year was the dual alliance signed between Germany and Austria-Hungary?
1879
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In 1882, Which agreement was signed and with who?
Triple Alliance - Italy, Germany and Austria-Hungary
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The triple alliance was a ______ alliance with all three powers agreeing to support each other if one of them was attacked by ___ or more powers.
Defensive, Two
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In 1907 Britain and who signed an agreement?
Russia (Anglo Russian Entente)
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When and what was the name of the French and British alliance?
1904, Anglo French Entente Cordiale
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What was the name of the German Chancellor who signed the Triple Entente?
Bismark
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Why did France and Russia become allies?
France wanted revenge on Germany for the defeat of 1871 and wanted to recover Alsace-Lorraine.Both countries also felt isolated.
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Splendid Isolation was...
Britain isolating themselves from European affairs deliberately.
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Why did France and Britain become allies?
Britain wanted to stop French interference in Egypt and in return they would not interfere with France taking Morocco.
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Why did the Kaiser become suspicious of the Entente Cordiale?
Because the terms were kept secret and France and Britain had been enemies for centuries before hand.
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Why did Russia and Britain become allies?
They both wanted to settle areas of differences in the Middle East especially Persia.
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Why was the Triple alliance and the Triple Entente so important?
It lead to two armed camps in Europe.
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In 1907 Britain and who signed an agreement?

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When and what was the name of the French and British alliance?

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