However, after Russia`s defeat in the Russo-Japanese War and, in particular, after sir Edward Grey`s influence at the British Foreign Office, Britain began to advocate a favourable settlement. This was finally achieved in the Anglo-Russian agreement of 1907. The agreement created the international group that opposes the Triple Alliance. Officially, the nations of France, Great Britain and Russia formed the Triple Agreement. With the First World War, these agreements were not military agreements – but they later concerned the army because of the problems between the Triple Alliance and the Triple Agreement. That`s why the Triple Agreement became a military alliance. In 1915, Italy left the tripartite alliance to fight Germany from 1916. The Russian Revolution of October 1917 meant that Russia was leaving the alliance, but the military alliance between France and Britain lasted until 1940, when Nazi Germany invaded France. Later, Italy joined the Agreement in a fight against Austria-Hungary in May 1915 and Germany in August 1916. Dudley, Thomas Lloyd and Davey Murphy. The Triple Agreement is expected to fight for the Anglo-German navy countries to become stronger. The theophile diplomacy, supported by the accession of francophile Edward VII to the British throne in 1901, finally paid off.
Although Britain and France were on the brink of war due to the Fashoda incident in 1898, the matter was settled and the way was open to new agreements between the two powers. At the moment, there was no formal alliance or other, but the Cordial Agreement, a friendly agreement, was reached in 1904. The most problematic aspect of future alliances was now Russia. Colonial rivalries between Russia and Britain gave way to hostilities between Russia and Britain at the end of the 19th century. The field of competition was Asia, Turkish affairs, Persia, Afghanistan, China and India. However, despite the treaty, Italy and Austria-Hungary have failed to overcome their fundamental conflict of interest in the region. In 1891, attempts were made to enrol Britain in the Alliance, despite its failure and rumours that Britain had joined Russia. This fear will later prove to be correct. After the renewal of the alliance in 1902, Italy secretly extended an agreement similar to that of France. Neither Italy nor Austria-Hungary were allowed to change the status quo in the Balkans without prior consultation. When world War I began, Europe was divided into two powerful blocs. The United Kingdom, France and Russia (also known as the Triple Agreement) were opposed to Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy (also known as the Triple Alliance).
Although a member of the Triple Alliance since 1882, Italy eventually switched sides to join the Triple Agreement. One of the reasons for this change was Italy`s ambiguous attitude towards the Austro-Hungarian empire, which had conquered territories that had previously belonged to Italy. That`s why the Italian nationalists wanted to find her. When Italy joined the tripartite alliance, it not only stated that it did not want to wage war on Britain, but it also entered into a secret pact with France in 1902, in which it declared that it would not in any way attack France. In 1914, however, Italy decided to remain neutral, as Germany and Austria-Hungary had not been attacked, but had attacked France and Serbia on their own initiative. On April 26, 1915, Italy secretly signed the Treaty of London, an agreement with the Triple Agreement, which founded Italy`s imminent attack on the central powers. That is why, on 3 May 1915, Italy abandoned the tripartite alliance; and on 23 May they declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire.