Definition of Triple Alliance in English:

Triple Alliance

Line breaks: Triple Al¦li|ance

noun

  • A union or association between three powers or states, in particular that made in 1668 between England, the Netherlands, and Sweden against France, and that in 1882 between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy against France and Russia.
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    • Against the combined threat of France and Russia the Triple Alliance with Austria and Italy, though renewed in February 1887, was not enough for German security.
    • In 1882 Italy entered the Triple Alliance with Austria and Germany.
    • In 1915 Italy turned from the Triple Alliance to make a treaty with Britain, France, and Russia.

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