What Is A Entente Agreement
The Triple Agreement (Russian: Troystvennaya Antanta, of the French Agreement, which means “friendship, understanding, agreement”) describes the informal agreement between the Russian Empire, the Third French Republic and Great Britain. It was built on the Franco-Russian alliance of 1894, the Cordial Agreement of 1904 between Paris and London and the Anglo-Russian Agreement of 1907. It was a powerful counterweight to the tripartite alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. Unlike the Triple Alliance or the Franco-Russian Alliance itself, the Triple Entente was not a mutual defence alliance. Britain and France, both before German imperialism, signed an agreement in 1904 called the Cordial Agreement. Shortly thereafter, in 1907, Russia joined the Anglo-Russian Agreement to allay British fears of German expansion in the Middle East. A number of key people have played an important role in promoting the agreement between Britain and Russia. The Russian ambassador to Britain, Sergei Dmitrievich Sazonov, was from 1904 to 1907 on his second mission to Britain. Russian Foreign Minister Alexander Petrovich Izvolsy worked with his allies in the government to promote the agreement. He supported the Agreement despite internal resistance and managed to establish an agreement with Japan in 1907. Cecil Spring-Rice was British ambassador to Moscow from 1903 to 1906 and to Tehran from 1906 to 1908. In contrast, Arthur Nicholson, who had previously served in Tehran, became British ambassador to Moscow in 1906.
The turning point in British engagement came with the election of the Liberal government in 1906 and the appointment of Sir Edward Grey as foreign minister. The conflict between Germany and the new allies was known as the first Moroccan crisis – a second occurred in the summer of 1911, when France and Germany sent troops to Morocco – and led to a hardening and consolidation of the Cordial Agreement, because Britain and France, in order to deal with German aggression, went from mere friendship to an informal military alliance and then moved on to talks and an agreement with Russia, an ally of France. In 1912, two powerful and hostile blocs formed in Europe, with France, Britain and Russia on the one hand, and an increasingly isolated Germany – with relatively lukewarm support from Austria-Hungary and Italy – on the other. Two years later, this unstable situation would withdraw from the First World War. International agreements did not mean that the nations in agreement were automatically allies, although these agreements made greater cooperation more likely, nor were they always reflections of mutual trust and reciprocity. Contracts have been a diplomatic way to reduce the risk of war by identifying potential hot spots and agreeing to share interests. In the end, the Agreement reduced tensions between Britain and Russia at a critical time. With the Cordial Agreement, the two powers reduced the virtual isolation in which they had retreated – France involuntarily, Britain complacent – while they observed each other on African issues. Britain had no major ally of power except Japan (1902) and it would be pointless for war to break out in European waters; France had nothing but Russia, which was soon discredited in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904/05.