Central Powers

Military coalition in World War I

The Central Powers were a group of nations fighting against the Allied Powers during World War I.

European military alliances in 1914. The Central Powers are shown in purple, the Allies in gray and neutral countries in yellow

The members included Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria and their territories. The Central Powers lost the war. The Triple Entente was composed of France, Russia and the United Kingdom. These were later joined by Japan, Italy and the United States.