Triple Alliance (Dreibund)
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Triple Alliance (Dreibund)

Alliance of May 20, 1882, between the German Reich, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. On the basis of the treaty’s content, the Triple Alliance may be seen as having been essentially a defensive alliance against France. The existence of this secret alliance became known in the spring of 1883, but the terms of the treaty were not fully published until after the First World War. The Triple Alliance was renegotiated in 1886/1887, 1892, 1902, and 1911/1912, and the text of the trea…

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Afflerbach, Holger, “Triple Alliance (Dreibund)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0593>
First published online: 2015



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