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Entente

Entente

[ahn-tahnt; Fr. ahn-tahnt]
Entente, meaning a diplomatic "understanding," may refer to a number of agreements:

  • The Entente Cordiale, 1904 between France and the United Kingdom.
  • The Anglo-Russian Entente, 1907 between the United Kingdom and Russia.
  • The Triple Entente, 1907 between France, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
  • The Little Entente, 1920 to 1938 between Czechoslovakia, Romania, and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
  • The Conseil de l'Entente, 1959 between Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, and (in 1966) Togo.
  • The terms The Entente, The Triple Entente, The Entente Powers, and The Entente Forces also refer (informally) to the Allies of World War I, that is, powers opposed to the Central Powers in World War I.

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