Alliances in the early 1900's were very
important. World War I was a very important period of time and every
country involved knew that they couldn't fight it alone, but alliances made the
wars bigger and worse. The Triple Alliance was consisted of Germany,
and the Ottoman Empire, which was controlled by the Turks.
They agreed to go to war if attacked by Russia.
These are also known as the Central Powers. The Triple Entente was
consisted of France,
Britain, and Russia.
These are also known as the Allies. August 3, 1914, Germany
which drove thru to France.
declared war on Serbia.
Next, German declared war on Russia,
and then on France.
furious, and declared war on Germany.
declared war on Russia.
The United States decided to side the Allies, because of repayment of debts to
the Untied States, to prevent the Germans from threatening U.S. shipping
(because they sunk the Lusitanian), and Germany sent the Zimmerman Note to
Mexico. The Alliances provided a measure of International security
because nations were reluctant to disturb the balance of power.