The countries that made up the Central Powers were the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Bulgaria. These countries were called the Central Powers because of their geographical location.Continue Reading
The countries that were considered the Central Powers banded together because of their geographical location and because they had a pride and loyalty to each other as the result of past losses. They were located in between the Russian Empire and Great Britain and France. The Russian Empire was located to the east of the Central Powers and Great Britain was to the west of the Central Powers.
The group of countries were positioned between three major players from the allies in World War I. The countries that made up the allies and were focusing their efforts against the Central Powers were France, Great Britain, Russia and Italy. The allies also included smaller countries and territories, but the four main players were all located in Europe. As the war raged on, the United States could no longer maintain the neutrality that it promised. The U.S. got involved with World War I in 1917 when it joined the allied forces that were fighting against the central powers.Learn more about World War 2
The major combatants in World War I were the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire versus the Allied Forces of Great Britain, France, the United States, Russia, Italy and Japan. In addition, nearly 20 other countries and several colonies joined the conflict.Full Answer >
The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, joining the Allied Powers of Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia in the fight against the Central Powers of Germany, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. Over 2 million Americans fought in World War I.Full Answer >
The main countries in the Allied powers of World War I were France, the British Empire and the Russian Empire. The main Allied powers of World War II were France, Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union.Full Answer >
During World War I, Germany, Austria and the other countries in the Ottoman Empire formed the Central Powers and fought against the Allied Powers, which consisted of Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Italy and France. The war began following the unexpected assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand.Full Answer >