What two large alliances took shape before the beginning of World War I?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2016

The Triple Entente (France, Britain, and Russia) and the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria, and Italy) were formed before World War I.


I'm not too knowledgable about this era, but I believe the Triple Entente was formed to counteract the Triple Alliance. These alliances were the two main parties in World War I. World War I started when a Serbian nationalist shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand,. This resulted in war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, which soon dragged in the rest of the nations.