who/what/when: 1907-Great Britain joins France and Russia. It was due to the growing
power of Germany that france and Britain decided to set aside their differences and
become part of the triple entente.
Majority of Europe was now divided into two, the triple alliance and the triple
Significance:due to these alliances, when one country went to war, the others of that
group would help that country.
Due to their interests in moroccan lands, tensions between france and germany
rose, issuing the heightening of international arms in each country.
What: germany military plan that addressed how germany should handle the threat of a
war on two fronts with russia and france
Stipulated that if war were expected, germany should first attack france before
embarking upon military actions against russia.
Rational: russia would require several weeks in order to mobilize its
troops and assemble them along the german border
Under the plan, germany hoped to overrun france in only six weeks by attacking
across france’s borders with belgium and holland, which were less fortified than
the border with germany