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Austria
Austria
Player SerRobertStrong
Capital Vienna
Language German
Government federal republic
Leader Federal President – Norbert Hofer
Area 83,858
Population 8,566,000
GDP $403,800,000,000
GDP per Capita $47,140
Currency European euro

Overview

Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe and home to more than 8.6 million people. It is bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The country is mainly mountainous and much of Austria's territory is within the Alps. Austria's origins can be traced back to the Hapsburg dynasty. The family ruled over the country since its independence after the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire. They subsequently oversaw the country in its forms as the Austrian Empire and as Austria-Hungary. After the First World War, the Hapsburg monarchy was disbanded and separated from the other countries within Austria-Hungary. The country has since been run as a republic. Austria is one of the richest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of $47,140. The country has developed a high standard of living and in 2014 was ranked 21st in the world for its Human Development Index. Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955, joined the European Union in 1995, and is a founder of theOECD. Austria also signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995 and adopted the euro currency in 1999.

Politics

Austria is a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic. The Austrian Parliament is elected every four years by every citizen age 18 or older. It consists of two chambers, the "Nationalrat" (National Assembly) and the "Bundesrat". While the "Nationalrat" is reviewing and passing new laws, the "Bundesrat" has only a controling function and almost never intervenes in laws the national assembly passed. After the elections are held, the 183 seats of the "Nationalrat" are split in proportion to the percentage of votes a party made, yet there is a minimum of four percent for a party to get some seats.

Presidential elections every 6 years. Nationalrat elections every 4 years.

National Assembly Elections

2013-2018 SPO: 52 OVP: 47 FPO: 40 Greens: 24 Stronach: 11 NEOS: 9

2018-2022 FPO: 66 Greens: 40 SPO: 35 OVP: 21 Stronach: 11 NEOS: 10

Presidential Elections

2004-2016 Heinz Fischer (SPO)

2016-Present Norbert Hofer (FPO)

International Relations

Countries

Italy

In October 2018, Austria opened talks with Italy regarding the the South Tyrol region. The region was originally Austrian until the end of WW1. Austria has sent diplomats discussing the options of bringing back into Austrian control.

Liberland

Liberland sent diplomats to Austria in April 2018. Austria allowed the trade of goods and services to Liberland and eventually full recognition of the microstate as a country, provided they cease the drug industry that they participate in. After assurances by Liberland diplomats that the government was not involved in the illegal drugs industry, Austria officially recognised Liberland in October 2018.

Serbia

Sebia sent diplomats to Austria in March 2018. The diplomats wished to discuss trade, military alliances and domestic programmes. Talks are still ongoing.

Economy

Laws

Military

Army (Landstreitkräfte)

Personnel

Active Personnel: 25,963

Conscripts: 12,000 which make up the active personnel.

Reserve Personnel: 27,000

Armoured Vehicles

Name Type Number
Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank 56
Ulan Infantry Fighting Vehicle 112
Pandur I Armoured Personnel Carrier 71
Bandvagn 206 Armoured Personnel Carrier 1
Dingo 2 Infantry Mobility Vehicle 35
MAN 38.440 8x8 Military Logistics Vehicle 24
Iveco LMV Light Utility Vehicle 150

Armoured Recovery Vehicle

Name Type Number
Bergepanzer M 88A1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle 10
Bergepanzer Greif Armoured Recovery Vehicle 39
Pionierpanzer A1 Armoured Engineering Vehicle 19

Unarmoured Vehicle

Name Type Number
Unimog Truck 268
Steyr 12M18 Truck 1000
ÖAF SLKW Truck 240
Faltstraßengerät Truck 13
Aufklärungs- und Zielzuweisungsradar (AZR) RAC 3D Truck 24
Pionierbrücke 2000 Bridging Vehicle 6

Artillery and Air Defence

Name Type Number
M109 A2/A5Ö Self-Propelled Howitzer 83
Zwillingsflugabwehrkanonen 35 mm (ZFLAK 85) Anti-Aircraft Gun 70
Mistral Missile Surface-to-Air Missile 34 (40 in storage)

Airforce (Luftstreitkräfte)

Personnel

Active Personnel: 4,300

Fighter Aircraft

Name Type Number
Eurofighter Typhoon Multirole Fighter 15

Transport Aircraft

Name Type Number
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Military Transport Aircraft 3
Pilatus PC-6B Porter STOL Passenger and Utility Aircraft 8

Helicopters

Name Type Number
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Utility Helicopter 12
Bell OH-58 Kiowa Observation/Scout Helicopter 11
Bell 212 Twin Huey Helicopter 23
Aérospatiale Alouette III Helicopter 24

Conflicts

Timeline

2016

March

[News] Austria to erect wall at Italian border.

[News] Mixed reception as Austrian government make decision to demolish Hitler's childhood home.

April

[Event] Austrian Presidential Elections 2016.

December

[News] Tensions rise among the migrant population as Austria increases border security.

2017

2018

July

[Event] Austrian Parliamentary Elections 2018.

October

[News] Austria officially recognises Liberland as a nation.

[Diplomacy] Austria asks Italy to consider the re-unification of the South Tyrol region.

2019

January

[News] Four arrested as New Year's terror plot revealed.

February

[News] FPO divided after Hofer announces new security measures.