How Did The Triple Entente Caused World War I?

992 Words4 Pages
Due to the forceful exchanges between both The Central Powers and The Allied Powers, World War One occurred due to the formation of heavy alliance groups and lack of diplomatic exchanges between the Allied powers and the Central powers in Europe. The Triple Entente was the alliance that linked the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, Ireland , and The United Kingdom of Great Britain. This occurred after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente on August 1907. The alliance formed after Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy formed the Triple alliance. The Entente was established due to growth of the German navy and army. France, and England were the first to align themselves against Germany which was followed by Russia due to the fear of the ever increasing German army. The objective of the alliance was to encourage co-operation…show more content…
Germany's growing strength and manifest pursuit of 'world power' status persuaded Britain to align with its traditional rivals: France in 1904 and Russia in 1907. In the beginning 20th century, Europe was a tangled network of alliances that put nation against nation. Tensions grew rapidly as countries snapped up any territory they could get their hands on even colonies in Africa had been preparing, governments had produced and established massive armies and navies, countries had identified their enemies, and prepared for the huge war that was looking more likely every day. There had already been several small wars in the century's first 14 years that strained the continent's peace even further. By 1914, Europe was divided into two hostile camps and it would only take a little spark for the situation to explode into war. “A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.” - President Woodrow

More about How Did The Triple Entente Caused World War I?

Open Document