Austria Essay, Research Paper
The reason I choose this topic is because I might have some Austrian in my family. I thought that it would be cool to figure out some things about this country and also check if they are bad or good. In this article, they talk about a lot of things and how they think that the U.S looks at them like Barbarians and other interesting facts.
The Atlantic Journal the Atlantic constitution; Atlantic, Ga.; Feb 13, 2000; Bert Roughton Jr.;
Haider, 50, leads the populist right Freedom Party, which in recent days was installed as a coalition partner in Austria’s new Government. This has caused a lot of drama in the country of Austria. A lot of people are raging around in Vienna. The police are dressed up in Riot gear because of the raging on the streets. Gargle says “It’s crazy, he sits around with a beer in one hand and a Cuban cigar in the other. Two thirds of the people didn’t even vote for him. What is an average Austrian to do?” The formation of this coalition caused outrage across Europe, where the freedom party is viewed as something between neo-Nazis and conventional U.S Republican conversations. While all this stuff was stirring in Vienna, on Thursday European rabbis said they would move a planned meeting from Vienna. One of the men in charge Joerg Haider is unacceptable to the European family of nations. Aba Dunner, secretary general of the conference of European Rabbis, told a Slovakian newspaper. The thoughts of the Holocaust, Hitler and SS and concentration camps are not acceptable at the start of a new century and never can be, since we know exactly what they led to in the 30’s and 40’s. In Switzerland, where the right-wing People’s party captured 22.5 percent of the vote in the last election, European governments that opposed Haider were condemned as meddling. One poll showed half the Swiss opposed the action by the EU members. However the government goes at all this, Haider’s success in Vienna is the safest controlled by giving his party a share of the government.
New York Times; New York; Feb 12, 2000; Donald G McHeil Jr.;
I found this article and it had some of the same meaning that my last topic had, but goes off in a different way. It takes place in Austria and has to do with the foreign minister and other key facts. After reviewing the info, it has a lot of keys facts and also explains a lot. France, Belgium and tiny Andorra boycotted a speech here last Thursday by the new Austrian foreign Minister. But they stayed to take part in the meeting of the organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe that she was presiding over. The conservative caucus in the European Parliament heard a motion to kick out Austria’s People’s Party for inviting back Mr. Haider’s Freedom Party into government with it. Most of the members said that the motion would not be voted on until April and had no chance of passing anyway. Europe is in a quandary. Fourteen of the continent’s foreign ministers threatened to isolate Austria’s if it lets Mr. Haider xenophobic party back into the government. Austria was quick to call the bluff on the situation, but now Europe is divided and confused and falling back largely on bad manners. Mr. Haider has predicated that any censure effort would quickly crumble. He may be proved right. It isn’t just smaller European countries like Greece and Denmark that are already skeptical. The major or big powers are subdividing: Bavaria broke with Berlin over isolating its Alpine neighbor and Italy’s provinces around Trieste, and abutting Austria. “It’s hard to see how the EU can now get out of the hole that its leaders have dug. Peter Ludlow the director of the Center for European policy Studies in Brussels wrote in a scathing essay in Britain’s Financial Times this week. Within Austria itself, protests against the new government, which were buoyed by the European Union response to continue although with less vigor than in the first days. About 15,000 demonstrators shouting “Resist Racism and Facism!” marched in Vienna on Saturday. Smaller demonstrates were held in cities throughout the country. A march that may be swelled by the trade union allies of the Social Democratic Party, which was forced into opposition by the new ruling coalition, is planned for Feb. 18.
World History Volume II; William J. Duiker & Jackson J. Spielvogel Pg. 758-803
I was looking through the Duiker to find something that would match what I’ve been writing about. I kind of found something that relates to my topic. It talks about how the Germans battled their way with Denmark and Austria to get what they wanted. Bismarck and Austria Tag teamed Denmark and after their victory, they decided to divide the duchies land. Austrians army wasn’t very strong, and when I did my topics on Vienna, it didn’t sound very strong either. It seems that they fight and don’t get along very well. Their battles seemed to be with either the Germans or Denmark and could never quite fighting and would never get along. Germans army seemed to have a lot of power and could push whomever they wanted around near them. Prussia had dominated Northern Germany, but they didn’t let Austria get into role they wanted to play in the German affairs. At the same time, there was disturbance and unsettled business that led to new International complications and a lot of change.
To conclude my paper, I think there was a lot of confusion between the certain countries. Germany and Austria and Prussia got into it a lot but never really figured anything out. There was a lot of disagreeing and yelling between each other. Vienna had a lot of problems themselves in the government system and couldn’t figure anything rather. The government and the populist freedom party was also a big issue that crossed Europe and was between neo-Nazis and the conventional U.S Republican conservations.