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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

AUT

Website

Austria

Established

10/21/1918

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

9/24/2007


Institutions

Federal Council

Government

National Council

President

State

Burgenland

Carinthia

Lower Austria

Salzburg

Styria

Tyrol

Upper Austria

Vienna

Vorarlberg

European Union

European Parliament

Emperor of Austria

Referenda


DESCRIPTION

Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. Following the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995, some Austrians have called into question this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. National Flag descritption: The Austria flag is a red and white bi-color that was first adopted in 1918. There was no national Austrian flag from 1938 to 1945 after the German annexation. The flag was reintroduced in 1945. Religious Adherents http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_15_2.asp Christian 82.3% Non-religious 13.0% Muslim 3.0% Atheist 1.4% Buddhist 0.1% Jewish 0.1% Neo-religions 0.1%


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MEDIA

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Category

Headline

Contributor

3/3/2013 3:00 pm

News

Austria Coalition Parties Each Win in Two Provincial Elections

Picimpalious

12/4/2010 12:00 pm

Video

Austrian MP Ewald Stadler adresses Turkish Ambassador

Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!

9/25/2008 5:00 pm

News

Vote at 16: Austria gets them while they're young

The Sunset Provision

5/7/2006 8:00 pm

News

Austria delegate utters Nazi-era greeting ["Heil"]

Brandon

12/28/2005 1:50 pm

Advertisement

Billboard shows world leaders in menage a trois

RP

6/3/2005 11:00 am

News

Bodies Of Slain Infants Found In Woman's Freezer

Brandon

6/24/2004 12:00 am

Humor

****ing villagers vote against name change

Summer Intern


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