Central Powers

Central Powers

plural noun
(in World War I) Germany and Austria-Hungary, often with their allies Turkey and Bulgaria, as opposed to the Allies.
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Central Powers
 
pl n
European history
 a.  (before World War I) Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary after they were linked by the Triple Alliance in 1882
 b.  (during World War I) Germany and Austria-Hungary, together with their allies Turkey and Bulgaria

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Central Powers definition


Germany and its allies (Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) in World War I.

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