Re: Country Name Changes thru History
>Austria was _not_ a republic during that time. _Martin,
I don't make stuff up. I can only report what I read in sources that are
well respected and known for their historical accuracy.
In "The Statesman's YearBook" Edited by Brian Hunter, the 132nd Edition
dated 1995-96, printed by St. Martin's Press, New York, it states on page
156, under the article for Austria (Republik Oesterreich) and I quote
directly: "History: Following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
the Republic of Austria was proclaimed on 12 Nov. 1918." It then goes on to
say that "On 12 March 1938 Austria was forcibly absorbed into Nazi Germany."
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> the Republic of Austria was proclaimed on 12 Nov. 1918."I did n-o-t quote you about that, Frank. You did not place the
Republic of Austria in the 19th century. Another post did and I
quoted that post about it, not yours.
> the geographical area known as Galicia was a territoryIt never was.
> within the political entity known as the Kingdom of Hungary.
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