In the early 1900s, Britain was one of the world's leading powers. Despite this, most British people and politicians recognised that Britain had dangerous rivals. For most of the 1800s, Britain's great rivals were Russia and France. Strangely, by 1907 Britain belonged to an alliance called the Triple Entente with Russia and France and they saw Germany as the main threat. How did this come about?
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