Italy joins Austro-German alliance (which becomes the Triple Alliance, for five years, until 1915); this assures Italy of support in event of French attack, but secures no guarantee of her possession of Rome.
Editors. "Secret alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy against France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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