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well ... Germany, Austro-Hungary and Italy were all alliances, known as the 'central powers' their main rivals were the Triple Entente made up of Britain, France and Russia. This was the way the alliance system was just before WW1, i think at some point during the war Italy backed out due to a disagreement, and left the central powers.

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When WWI started the two opposing alliances were the triple alliance with Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy against the triple entente with France, British empire and Russia.

Serbia, Japan, Belgium and many other countries joined the entente.

Bulgaria and the Ottoman empire fought with the Germany's alliance, all together known as the Central Powers.

Italy changed sides to the entente in 1915 and Russia it left through a separate peace in 1918.

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