Wartime Coalitions
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Wartime Coalitions

Before the World War, the European system of states had become strongly polarized. On the one side stood the Central Powers, namely the Dual Alliance of German Reich and Austria-Hungary that had been formed in 1879 as well as the (independently concluded) Triple Alliance of German Reich, Austria-Hungary, and Italy; however, the latter country declared itself neutral at the beginning of the war. On the other side stood the Entente Powers, among which France and Russia had been bound by a military alliance since 1893/1894, while France and Great Bri…

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Dülffer, Jost, “Wartime Coalitions”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0643>
First published online: 2015



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