How Austria Cleverly Avoided Germany’s Fate After WWII

Austria’s Neutrality in the Shadow of Superpowers

Grant Piper

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Austria occupation zones (Wikipedia)

On March 16th, 1945, over a million soldiers of the Red Army assembled for a massive push into Austria. The goal of the offensive was the capture of the key city of Vienna, a cultural heart of the German Reich. Four weeks later, on April 10th, Vienna was seized by Red Army forces. The…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.