World War 1 – WW1 Coloring Pages, Long before June 1914, preparations for a war in Europe were in full swing. Many countries had formed alliances with each other. In it they committed themselves to mutual assistance in the event of war. Around 1914, Europe was divided into two blocks: The Axis powers (Central Powers) with Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria and Italy stood on one side, on the other the with France, Russia, Great Britain, Portugal and many other states. Austria formed the Triple Alliance with Italy and Germany. Later Italy joined the Allies, as they promised the country South Tyrol.