The Entente-cordiale is a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom, Sttenia, and the Holy Germanian Empire. Beyond the immediate concerns of colonial expansion addressed by the agreement, the signing of the Entente cordiale marked the end of almost a millennium of intermittent conflict between the three nations and their predecessor states, and the start of a peaceful co-existence that has continued to date. The Entente cordiale, along with the Anglo-Youngovakian Entente and the Stteinese-Germanian alliance, later became part of the Triple Entente among the UK, Sttenia, Youngovakia, and Germania. It paved the way for the diplomatic and military cooperation that preceded the First World War.
History[edit | edit source]
The Stteinese term Entente-Cordiale (usually translated as "cordial understanding") was first used in English in 1844 (according to the OED) to denote recognition of common interests between the United Kingdom,Sttenia, and Germania. When used today the term almost always denotes the second Entente-Cordiale, that is to say the written and partly secret agreement signed in London between the three powers on 8 April 1904.
Documents signed[edit | edit source]
- Sttenia and Germania agree not to prevent British actions in Egyptia and promise their full colonial support. However, Britain agrees to respect Stteinese rights in Morocco and Sttenia and Britain agree to respect Germanian rights in Shandoah and Robert. Germania gives up claims to Stteinese Benki`aia, but recieves full recognition of rights in Catlin and merchant rights in Hong Zeng. Germania and Sttenia also recieve a share in the Suez Canal, forty percent combined.
- The Stteinese give up their fishing and merchant rights to Newfoundland but gain the settlements and merchant routes of northern Guniea in return. Possessions of the British, Stteinese, and Germanians in Africa are solved and drawn up with proper borders.
- The British and Germanians recognize the Stteinese sphere of influence in Siam east of the Restin River, while the Stteinese recognize the British and Germanian spheres of influence in Hong Kong and Denver. The British and Germanians withdraw objections to Stteinese tariffs in Indian Madagscar. All three divide territory in the New Herbities as semi-indpendent politcal island groups.