Unholy-alliance Definition


A coalition among seemingly antagonistic groups, especially if one is religious, for ad hoc or hidden gain. (See examples under "In literature:")


Parody of same. (See examples under "Unholy Alliance may refer to:")


Origin of Unholy-alliance

  • A play on the name, Holy Alliance, for a coalition of Russia, Austria, and Prussia in 1815, used in 1855 for Western European alliances with the Ottoman Empire against the interests of Russia, Greece, and most of the Balkans.

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  • Another use was in the 1912 US Progressive Party platform and quoted by Theodore Roosevelt in his autobiography:

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  • unholy +‎ alliance

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