Bismarck had to put pressure on Austria and Hungary to accept the principles of consultation and agreement with Italy on all territorial changes initiated in the Balkans or on the coasts and islands of the Adriatic and Aegean. In 1904, Britain and France signed a series of agreements, the Cordial Agreement, which were mainly aimed at resolving colonial disputes. This sounded the end of British isolation. France and Great Britain had signed five separate agreements on the spheres of influence in North Africa in 1904, the Cordial Agreement. The Tangier crisis subsequently fostered cooperation between the two countries because of their mutual fear of obvious German expansionism.  The Triple Alliance was an agreement between Germany, Austria and Italy. It was founded on May 20, 1882 and renewed regularly during the First World War until its 1915 holiday. Germany and Austria Hungary were closely linked since 1879. Italy sought support against France, shortly after losing North African ambitions to the French. Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by another great power. The treaty provided that Germany and Austria-Hungary would help Italy if it was attacked without provocation by France. In exchange, Italy would help Germany if it were attacked by France. In the event of a war between Austria-Hungary and Russia, Italy has promised to remain neutral.
The existence and adherence of the contract were known, but its precise provisions were kept secret until 1919. On April 1, 1915 signed by Italy, Great Britain, France and Russia and Italy led on the side of the Agreement to the First World War. It therefore had a decisive impact on the conflict. However, its content included territorial promises to Italy that would highlight serious differences at the peace conference. The partial implementation of the Treaty of London had considerable consequences in post-war Italy and beyond. However, after Russia`s defeat in the Russo-Japanese War and, in particular, after sir Edward Grey`s influence at the British Foreign Office, Britain began to advocate a favourable settlement.