Central Powers


Central Powers
   A term commonly used to refer to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria- Hungary, and Italy pitted against the Triple Entente of Britain, France, and Russia in the period leading to World War I, or alternatively to Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria during World War I. Because Italy declined to fight in 1914, the term was generally applied to the two core allies Germany and Austria-Hungary. The apparent blank check of diplomatic and military support given by Germany to Austria-Hungary in the wake of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in July 1914 was critical in prompting Russia to mobilize and therefore in turning the latest Balkan crisis into a general European war.
   FURTHER READING:
    Albertini, Luigi. The Origins of the War of 1914. 3 vols. Translated by Isabella M. Massey. New York: Oxford University Press, 1952.
   CARL CAVANAGH HODGE

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

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