AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I[SOURCES]
(A) The Alliances
(B) The Triple Entente
(C) ** The Triple Alliance (later called the Central Powers)
(D) The Middle Powers
Concept note-1: -Triple Alliance, secret agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy formed in May 1882 and renewed periodically until World War I. Germany and Austria-Hungary had been closely allied since 1879. Italy sought their support against France shortly after losing North African ambitions to the French.
Concept note-2: -In 1882, the newly-unified state of Italy joined Germany and Austria-Hungary, forming the Triple Alliance.
Concept note-3: -The Central Powers’ origin was the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1879. Despite having nominally joined the Triple Alliance before, Italy did not take part in World War I on the side of the Central Powers.
Concept note-4: -The Allies, or the Entente powers, were an international military coalition of countries led by the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the United States against the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria during the First World War (1914–1918).