Alliances Between 1914 And 1914

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One of these underlying causes was alliances between countries. Alliances caused countries to join the once small war to defend their alliances. According to the map in Document A, there were two major alliances within Europe during 1914: the Triple Entente, composed of England, Russia, and France; and the Triple Alliance, composed of Germany, Austria-Hungary (A-H), and Italy. When A-H, a member of the Triple Alliance, declared war on Serbia because a Serbian nationalist party member assassinated the archduke of A-H, Russia declared war on A-H to defend them. Then, like a domino effect, Germany declare war on Russia and France to defend A-H. England, defending Russia and France, then declared war on Germany and A-H. The two great alliances

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