Events leading up to WWI

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Franco-Prussian war tenses relations

1870 - 1871

Three Emperors Leauge

1873 - 1878

Leauge between Germany, Austria and Russia
Ended with Balkan crisis, clash between Austria and Russia

Dual alliance (Germany & Austria)

1879 - 1882

Defensive alliance against Russia

Three Emperors Leauge renewed

1881 - 1887

Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria & Italy)

1882 - 1914

Italy joins Dual alliance to form triple alliance

Reinsurance treaty expires

1/1/1890 - 12/13/1890

Franco-Russian alliance

1892 - 1917

Anglo-Japanese alliance

1902 - 1923

Entente cordial (France & Britain

1/1/1904 - 12/31/1904

Triple Entente (France, Britain & Russia)

1907

Start of WWI

1914