An example of a Triple Alliance was the secret alliance when Germany and Austria-Hungary promised that they would support Italy if Italy was attacked by France and that Italy would support Germany and remain neutral if Austria-Hungary was attacked by Russia.
- an alliance of England, Sweden, and the Netherlands against France in 1668
- an alliance of Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands against Spain in 1717
- an alliance of Great Britain, Austria, and Russia against France in 1795
- an alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy from 1882 to 1915, chiefly against Russia and France