Why were Germany and Austria-Hungary allies in World War I?

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There are a few reasons why Germany and Austria-Hungary were on the same side in World War I . Germany and Austria-Hungary had formed an alliance in 1879 known as the Dual Alliance. Germany was very concerned that Russia might attack them because Germany had blocked the Russian advance in...

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There are a few reasons why Germany and Austria-Hungary were on the same side in World War I. Germany and Austria-Hungary had formed an alliance in 1879 known as the Dual Alliance. Germany was very concerned that Russia might attack them because Germany had blocked the Russian advance in the Balkans. This alliance also protected both empires in case they were attacked by another country such as Great Britain or France. Since these countries had been working together and had similar goals of expanding their empires, it made sense that they would work together in World War I.

There also were some similarities between the two countries. Both countries spoke the same language. They also bordered each other. There were cultural similarities between the two countries.

However, one of the main factors for this alliance was that both sides feared and distrusted Russia. As a result, they worked together in World War I.

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