19 September, 1886Edit

Instrument of Dissolution 

The Courts of the Austrian Empire and the German Empire, animated by the equal desire to put a stop to Russian interference in the internal relations of their respected States, have come into agreement on certain issues.. . 

Article I. The High Contracting parties of Austria and the German Empire no longer feel the alliance of the Three Emperor's is necessary for the balance of power in the continent of Europe, consequently the High Contracting Parties of Austria and Germany hereby declare themselves independant of all the articles agreed in the 1884 Three Emperors' Alliance between them and the Russian Empire. 

Article II. Following the decision in article I. the Austrian Empire and the German Empire feel equal and influential enough without the Russian Empire to keep the balance of power, and thus hereby resolve that a new alliance shall be formed between the German and Austrian Empire. A more detailed future statute is to include all the details. 

In all respects the Treaty will enter into force for each power at the date of it's ratification. 

In faith whereof the plenipotentiaries of their respective States have signed the treaty. 

Done at Vienna and Berlin on the nine-teenth day of September, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and eighty-six. 

His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, Emperor of Austria, etc. Archduke of Austria; Eduard I. 

His Imperial and Royal Majesty, the German Emperor Wilhelm I. 

His Excellency the Reichschancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck. 

His Excellency the Minister-President of the Austrian Empire, Sentarian Ritter von Maurer