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Triple Alliance and Triple Entente

(Encyclopedia)Triple Alliance and Triple Entente äntäntˈ, two international combinations of states that dominated the diplomatic history of Western Europe from 1882 until they came into armed conflict in World W...

Triple Alliance

(Encyclopedia)Triple Alliance, in European history, any of several coalitions. 1 The Triple Alliance of 1668 was formed by the Netherlands, England, and Sweden against France after Louis XIV had invaded the Spanish...

Entente Cordiale

(Encyclopedia)Entente Cordiale: see Triple Alliance and Triple Entente. ...

Dual Alliance

(Encyclopedia)Dual Alliance, 1879–82: see Triple Alliance and Triple Entente. ...

Entente

(Encyclopedia)Entente: see Triple Alliance and Triple Entente; Balkan Entente; Little Entente. ...

Triple Alliance, War of the

(Encyclopedia)Triple Alliance, War of the, 1865–70, fought between Paraguay on one side and an alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay on the other. Brazil's military reprisals for injuries to Brazilian subjec...

Three Emperors' League

(Encyclopedia)Three Emperors' League, informal alliance among Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia, announced officially in 1872 on the occasion of the meeting of emperors Francis Joseph, William I, and Alexander I...

Mancini, Pasquale Stanislao

(Encyclopedia)Mancini, Pasquale Stanislao päskwäˈlā stänēzläˈō mänchēˈnē [key], 1817–88, Italian jurist and public official. After taking part in the Revolution of 1848 in Naples he fled to Turin, wh...

Delcassé, Théophile

(Encyclopedia)Delcassé, Théophile tāôfēlˈ dĕlkäsāˈ [key], 1852–1923, French foreign minister. He began his career as a political journalist and then turned to politics. First undersecretary and then min...

Giers, Nikolai Karlovich

(Encyclopedia)Giers, Nikolai Karlovich nyĭkəlīˈ kärˈləvĭch gēyĕrsˈ [key], 1820–95, Russian statesman. Appointed deputy foreign minister in 1875, he increasingly took over the duties of the elderly fore...

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