Austria was conquered by the Celts, Romans, Lombards, Huns, Bavarians, Goths, French, Germans, and Babenberg. They dominated the country from the 10th to the 13th century.
Their successors were the Habsburg who governed the country up to the 20th century.
In 1806 the Austrian Empire was founded.
The Empire was dismantled with the Napoleonic wars. After Napoleon’s abdication, the House of Habsburg recovered most of its territories.
In 1918 the Habsburg Empire was dissolved after its defeat in World War One.
That same year the German Austria state was declared. One month later the German-Austrian Republic was proclaimed.
The first Republican government was headed by the socialist Karl Renner. kos
In 1932, Engelbert Dollfuss’s Christian-Social government confronted social democracy and Nazism. The Nazis assassinated him in 1934 in a failed coup d'état. rhodes
In 1938 German troops invaded Austria.
In 1945 Austria was divide in 4 zones after Hitler’s fall.
Austria’s Second Republic was governed by conservatives and socialists.
Austria regained full independence in 1955.
In 1970 the Socialist Party (SPO) obtained victory and formed government headed by Bruno Kreisky. rhodes
Kreisky resigned after the SPO party lost the power in 1983.
In 1992 Thomas Klestil was elected Austria’s President.
In 1994 Austria became a European Union member.
In 1999, the Libera Party (FPO) became the second strongest party.
In 2004, Heinz Fischer of the Social Democrat Party was elected president. rhodos
In 2005 Haider announced the formation of a new political party the AFA (Alliance for the Future of Austria). rhodos
Austria officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich Republik Österreich is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Its capital city is Vienna.
Vienna lies in the north-eastern corner of Austria, between the foothills of the Alps and the Carpathians, where the Danube (German: Donau), Europe's second longest river, has cut its course through the mountains. kos rhodes rhodos
Salzburg ,surrounding mountains and straddles the Salzach River near the border with Germany, picturesquely shelters Austria’s hometown of Baroque, and the birthplace of that talented tunesmith Mr Mozart.rhodes
Innsbruck, which has twice been an Olympic city, has a reputation for winter sports to uphold. And they are available in abundance: Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice sports, tobogganing and bobsled rides. Snow is guaranteed from mid-December to mid-April. Two of the seven ski areas in the greater Innsbruck area are of Olympic standard and the city has recently become a venue for world-class snowboarding events. kos rhodos rhodes
The colourful and exciting cultural scene of Graz offers events for everyone's taste - from classic to modern art .As one walks through Graz, one has a feeling of being in a city that is totally in harmony with the gorgeous nature surrounding it: in fact, it is not easy to tell where the green parks of Austria's second-largest city end and where the forests and meadows of "green" Styria begin.kos rhodos rhodes
Linz is the capital of the federal province of Upper Austria and business centre. Linz is located on the Danube at a major crossing point for international traffic, which has made Linz an important centre of trade.
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