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    The official language of Austria is German, however, the nation of Austria takes great pride in their variation of it. While there are many dialects within Austria, there is still a very concrete standard German that the Austrians utilize, Austrian Standard German (ASG). This standardized language is different in many ways from German Standard German (GSG, the official standard language of Germany). This multitude of dialects, along with ASG, contribute greatly to the sense of national identity found within Austrians. The aim of the following chapter is to delve into the history of ASG, as well as how and why Austrians use their standard version of German to help fuel their sense of national identity. To first understand how the Austrian national…

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    In 1914, Austria-Hungary had already annexed (taken over) many other places that are shown in the map on the left. On the 28th June the same year, a man named Franz Ferdinand, that was heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, went to inspect the army in Sarajevo with his wife Sophie in Bosnia- much to the indignation of Serbian Nationalists. These nationalists were united in the belief that they should be part of an independent and ambitious Serbian nation. (Due to the fact that Austria-Hungary…

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    In 1914 tensions began to grow in Europe. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a group of Serbians developed into the Great War, also known as World War 1. Europe became divided into coalitions; France, England, Russia, and Italy became known as the Allied Powers while the Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, each country supporting their allies in an effort to combat the opposing side. Amidst the chaos in Europe,…

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    Poland. Before giving my decision I leave you with these words, sine qua non, “if you want peace, prepare for war”. (Ghervas) Every paper was unique, to their understanding of this project. Because of that, I ranked the countries based off the strength of their paper’s, and their persuasiveness. After reading all five papers, I ranked them as such: Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, France. Britain won the this round because they found their argument and supported it without any fluff. What I…

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    June 8 1866 - The Austro-Prussian War, also known as the Seven Weeks War, was from June 8th, 1866 to July 26th, 1866. Austria, aided by Bavaria, Saxony, Hanover and some smaller German states, and Prussia, with the support of Italy declared war on each other. It was started by Otto von Bismarck, a German statesman, to push Austria out of the German Confederation. He did this against the wishes of his king. Bismarck wanted the German unification under Prussian control. Prior to this though,…

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    Ruth Kluger was born in Vienna, Austria in 1931. She was a Jewish women who experienced the Holocaust with her family. When Hitler came into power she was still a young girl. Hitler invaded Austria and forced everyone of Jewish descent into concentration camps. Kluger and her family were just one of many Jewish families to not only be torn a apart but also endure the horrific events of the Holocaust. Kluger was able to eventually escape from Hitler 's power and she wrote Still Alive. The…

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    Franz Stangl was a policeman, weaver, Captain of a cruel German organization in the SS Commandant. Was a Commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór death camp. Stangl was born on March 16, 1908 in Altmunster, Austria and died on June 28, 1971 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Franz's childhood was in a small town in Austria, he was son of a watchman, had a sister who was 10 years older than him. He was scare of his father because Franz would get "leathered." he lived in a military household, when stangl was…

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    the go-ahead. Things would only prove to get worse; he would now turn to Austria. From Austria’s very conception, following the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, the desire for an Anschluss, a union, with greater Germany was largely present within the Austrian citizenry, even though the prior agreements precluded it. Bell posits that towards 1933 an Anschluss began to look likely, though the prevailing political parties in Austria did not support it. Following the assassination of Chancellor…

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    It began with the 1814 Treaty of Paris, which allowed France to retain its boundaries of 1792 and the majority of its foreign colonies, though Great Britain ceded some. This treaty mainly dealt with European territories annexed by Napoleon. On June 18, 1815, Napoleon’s conquest of Europe officially ended at the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 Treaty of Paris demanded indemnities from France, primarily land and money. The Four Powers, Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain sought to redraw the…

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    Holy Roman Empire. Luxembourg had brought another several decades to the Přemysl Dynasty of ruling Bohemia. Which later lead to the Habsburg House leading Bohemia in its line of kingdoms from the Holy Roman Emperors in the Family house and royal marriages, to the Kingdom Of Bohemia. History of Bohemia Power: Bohemia in the 1000s the was where it began as a large state of the newly found Holy Roman Empire and developed over time into an electorate state from when it was beginning to go dependant…

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