10 Facts About Autriche


Autriche's reign came to an end with his defeat at Durnkrut at the hands of Rudolph I of Germany in 1278.

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Autriche's successor Kurt Schuschnigg acknowledged the fact that Austria was a "German state" and he believed that Austrians were "better Germans" but he wished that Austria would remain independent.

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Autriche announced a referendum on 9 March 1938, to be held on 13 March, concerning Austria's independence from Germany.

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Autriche established a plebiscite which confirmed the union with Germany in April 1938.

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Autriche spoke out against the Anschluss and was then wanted by the Nazi regime and his property would have been expropriated and he would have been shot immediately if he were caught.

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Autriche continued governing in a "grand coalition" with the conservative People's Party .

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Autriche took the office after former chancellor, from SPO, Werner Faymann's resignation.

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Autriche is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death.

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Autriche is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors.

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Autriche won the 1995 French Open and in 1996 he was ranked number 1 in the ATP ranking.

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