Background: 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.
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- May 16th 2013 UPWARD BOUND: Climbing the Alps
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- April 28th 2013 UNTERSBERG TO MOZART
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- April 27th 2013 SALZBURG
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- April 27th 2013 EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK
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- April 26th 2013 THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC
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- March 20th 2013 The Salt Castle and its Son, Mozart
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- December 24th 2012 The hills are alive.. once again..
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- September 5th 2012 Salzburg Wednesday
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- July 20th 2012 Last Day in Austria!!
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- July 19th 2012 Singing in the Hills of Salzburg!
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- July 18th 2012 Salzburg
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- July 7th 2012 Day 44: Salzburg, Schloss Hellburnn, and the Beer Garden
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- July 6th 2012 Day 43: Museums in Salzburg, Dinner at the Castle, and Andy
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- July 5th 2012 Day 42: Train to Salzburg, Austria
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- July 3rd 2012 Hello Salzburg
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- May 23rd 2012 The hills are alive....and just as beautiful as I expected!
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- April 29th 2012 The Autobahn
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- April 15th 2012 My Yearning to go to Austria
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- February 19th 2012 The Hills Are Alive with the Sounds of Mucus
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- October 8th 2011 The Hills Are Alive!
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