Central Powers


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Central Powers,

in World War IWorld War I,
1914–18, also known as the Great War, conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the great Western powers. It was the largest war the world had yet seen.
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, the coalition of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.

Central Powers

 

the coalition, comprising Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria, that opposed the Allied Powers and their supporters in World War I. The coalition was formed when Turkey (in 1914) and Bulgaria (in 1915) joined the Dual Alliance of Austria-Hungary and Germany, which had been created by the Austro-German Agreement of 1879.

Central Powers

in World War I, the alliance of Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey. [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 493]
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