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Transition to Global Rivalry
Alliance Diplomacy and the Quadruple Entente, 1895–1907


  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521526654

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  • During the years before the First World War, the realignment of world powers resulted in agreements concluded in 1904 and 1907 between Britain, France, Russia and Japan. John Albert White terms this a Quadruple Entente, a more accurate and complete description than the more commonly used Triple Entente, which omits Japan. His more inclusive view leaves undisturbed the conception of Europe as the centre of political gravity, but at the same time calls proper attention to the enhanced role which Japan had won through her victories in the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars and by her careful management of her entry into the larger family of nations. This wider perspective on the crucial pre-war years shows how, in its political context as well as its geographical terrain and its general impact, the First World War was a world war in every sense.

    • A new and broader perspective on the political context of World War I
    • Emphasises Japan's significant role in the family of nations
    • Defines more accurately than previous assessments the nature of the relationship between the four powers (Britain, France, Russia and Japan)
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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521526654
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.612kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Portents of conflict
    2. The focus of hostility
    3. The emergence of encirclement
    4. Russia in political recession
    5. The Algeciras factor
    6. After Portsmouth and Algeciras
    7. Imperial truce.

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    John Albert White

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