Identify: The Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France, and Russia. This group formed an alliance against the central powers that were Germany, Austria, and Italy. The triple entente happened because Russia had a lot of people and Britain and France wanted to join them so they could be more powerful. Significance: When World War 1 broke out, Britain, France and Russia the Triple Entente, Where all fighting together. Also that Britain and Russia were in an alliance together.