- May 2014
Salzburg sounds like a great capital for West Austria. That said, though, if Austria reunifies after the end of the Cold War, is the capital going to be moved back to Vienna?The likely capital of West Austria would be Salzburg. I think it would be a lovely little state. I've been in Vienna several times and it's worth visiting. But the tours were all in German. I still remember going to a restaurant and ordering in German. I messed up one word for a menu item and the server took my German menu and gave me an English one with higher prices. I left without ordering. Let them go to the Russians!
BTW, you should have called that Austrian server out for his BS. I would have personally complained to the manager since if I go somewhere to eat, I certainly don't expect to get swindled!
The EU isn't a federal state and thus shouldn't count for this, no?I cannot see the Western powers permitting any type of Union of Austria or part of Austria with Germany. In fact the Austrian State Treaty--the peace treaty between the wartime UN and restored Austria that saw the end of occupation, expressly forbade it, as had of course the Versailles Treaty (fat good that was). Interestingly the "Final Settlement" peace treaty between the "Big Four" and both Germanys in 1990 that allowed re-unification, did not ban any merger with another State and one wonders what Austria's position is regarding their 1955 treaty and current EU integration.