The conflict between Germany and the new allies was known as the first Moroccan crisis – a second occurred in the summer of 1911, when France and Germany sent troops to Morocco – and led to a hardening and consolidation of the Cordial Agreement, because Britain and France, to deal with German aggression , moved from simple friendship to an informal military alliance and then moved on to talks and an agreement with Russia, an ally of France. In 1912, two powerful and hostile blocs formed in Europe, with France, Britain and Russia on the one hand, and an increasingly isolated Germany – with relatively lukewarm support from Austria-Hungary and Italy – on the other. Two years later, this unstable situation would withdraw from the First World War. The Cordial Agreement (French: “French pronunciation:” (English: cordial agreement) was a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and the French Republic, which represented a marked improvement in Anglo-French relations.  Beyond the immediate concerns of colonial expansion evoked by the agreement, the signing of the Cordial Agreement marked the end of an intermittent conflict of almost a thousand years between the two states and their predecessors, and replaced the modus vivendi, which had existed since the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, with a more formal agreement.  The Cordial Agreement was the culmination of the policy of Théophile Delcassé, French Foreign Minister of 1898, who believed that a Franco-British agreement would give france security against any German alliance system in Western Europe. The recognition of the success of the negotiations belongs mainly to Paul Cambon, Ambassador of France, and British Foreign Minister Lord Lansdowne. 6 Ibid., 573 and following; Pribram, A.F., The Secret Treaty of Austria-Hungary, English edition by Archibald Cary Coolidge (2 volumes, Cambridge, Mass., 1920-1921), I, 282-305; Google Scholar Ufficio Storico della Marina, R., La Marina italiana nella grande guerra (8 volumes, Florence, 1935-1942), I, 158-174; Google ScholarGabriele, Mariano, `Origini della convenzione naval Italo-austro-germanica del 1913,`Rassegna Storica del Risorgimento, fasc.