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Meaning of Dual Alliance

Du'al Alli'ance

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  1. the alliance between France and Russia (1890), strengthened by a military convention (1892–93) and lasting until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.
  2. the alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary against Russia 1879–1918.
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