Entente
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Entente

Also referred to as the Triple Entente, this was one of the great alliances that had formed in Europe at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Although these alliances are ascribed a certain responsibility for the outbreak of the First World War, they were far less stable and less systematically structured than was later claimed.

The system of alliances created by Reich Chancellor Bismarck after the war of 1870/1871 had as its goal the isolation of France in Europe, and to that end the maintenance of good relations with…

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Becker, Jean-Jaques, “Entente”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0181>
First published online: 2015



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