The Triple Agreement

The Triple Agreement

The Triple Alliance was an agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. It was founded on 20 May 1882 [1] and was regularly renewed until its end in 1915 during the First World War. Germany and Austria-Hungary had been closely allied since 1879. Italy was seeking support against France shortly after losing North African ambitions over the French. Each member promised mutual support in case of an attack by another great power. The treaty provided that Germany and Austria-Hungary were to help Italy if it was attacked by France without provocation. In exchange, Italy would help Germany if it were attacked by France. In the event of a war between Austria-Hungary and Russia, Italy promised to remain neutral. The existence and accession of the treaty were known, but its precise provisions were kept secret until 1919. It is not surprising that France and England only strengthened their alliance after witnessing the aggressive behavior of colonialist Germany. This is the reason why the Cordial Entente became “a simple friendship to an informal military alliance, then to discussions and an agreement with Russia allied with France” (History 2009).

However, after Russia`s defeat in the Russo-Japanese War, and especially after Sir Edward Grey gained influence in the British Foreign Office, Britain began to favor a friendly settlement. This was finally achieved in the Anglo-Russian Entente of 1907. The agreement created the international group that resisted The Triple Alliance. Officially, the nations of France, Great Britain and Russia formed the Triple Entente. Shortly after the renewal of the alliance in June 1902, Italy secretly extended a similar guarantee over France. [3] No agreement would change the status quo in the Balkans without prior consultation between Austria and Hungary and Italy. [a] With the First World War, these Ententes were not military agreements – but they later concerned the army because of the problems between the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. That is why the Triple Entente became a military alliance. In 1915, Italy left the Tripartite Alliance to fight Germany from 1916.

The Russian Revolution of October 1917 meant that Russia was leaving the alliance, but the military alliance between France and Britain lasted until 1940, when Nazi Germany invaded France. Later, Italy joined the Entente in a battle against Austria-Hungary in May 1915 and Germany in August 1916. Dudley, Thomas Lloyd and Davey Murphy. the triple Entente was to fight for the Anglo-German navy which was to become stronger in the racial countries. . . .


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