Central Powers


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Central Powers

pl n
(Historical Terms) European history
a. (before World War I) Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary after they were linked by the Triple Alliance in 1882
b. (during World War I) Germany and Austria-Hungary, together with their allies Turkey and Bulgaria
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Noun1.Central Powers - in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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But the central power which uses the agent is never caught--never so much as suspected.
This week (April 2) in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson, more in sorrow than in anger, asked Congress for a declaration of war against the central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary, thereby turning a European war into World War I.
Although, as a nonbelligerent, the United States tried to maintain cordial relations with both the Central powers and the Allied powers -- Great Britain, France and Russia -- as the war progressed America increasingly sided with the latter.

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