Tell me about this wonderful place called Österreich
They are germanised Czechs
They stole much of our cuisine
They speak funny version of deutsche
They got a lot of shitskins and they like it
They are more friendly than most of Germans
They got really nice mountains for skying
They are pretty ok desu
>we don't want other countries to take the burden so we will only let immigrants who want to stay in our country through, but we have no way to tell whether or not they are lying
i have no idea what they and germans are up to
would you say they are better or worse compared to the Swiss?
I remember in Deutsch learning that treating and saying differ mainly with Catholics im the south and Austria adding God to everything. Santa doesn't bring their kids gift the Christ child does. How the fuck can a newborn carry a gift? It can't even hold its own head up.
Founded by the HRE as a buffer-colony against Hungarians/Slavs/Turks (the name means "Eastern Realm"). They eventually came under rule of the Assburger family, who were a very influential royal family in Europe.
Austria was the capital of German culture for centuries, before the concept of a unified "Germany" existed. However, the Assburger dynasty also ruled over a bunch of non-Germans.
When nationalism started to rise, many hoped that the Austrians (being the most cultured) would unite the Germans, but the Assburgers didn't want to surrender their non-German lands (nor did the other Germans want non-German lands in their nation).
Eventually, a plucky little upstart Kingdom called "Prussia" (forged from the German conquest of the Baltic) started throwing its weight around, and cucked Austria in a brief but decisive war. Prussia then united the other Germans without including Austria (due to a mixture of religious differences, a disdain for competition, and the aforementioned non-German possessions)
They soon fell into irrelevance, and after WWI, the Austrian/Assburger Empire collapsed. The German-speaking rump-state was forbidden from joining the other Germans, though many wanted it.
In 1938, they got their wish, but after about 7 years, they changed their minds. Now they consider themselves "the better (totally not) Germans" and they're supposedly very pretentious due to their prestigious imperial past.
Yeah it did, the old term *theodiskaz and its dialectal derivatives encompassed all those people, Dutch called themselves and their language "Diets" (their dialectal equivalent of said term) no longer than 150 years ago, while Swiss Germans still refer to their language as "düütsch" etc
Dialect continuums still exist, Cologne dialect is still closer to Dutch than it is to Bavarian, while Swabian is still closer to Swiss dialects than it is to Frisian - in all aspects, the BRD is an artificial construct
Well those are North Germanics and therefore more distant
>the root of all evil in Europe
I'm not sure this is true. Hitler was Austrian but his supporters were mostly Germans
And Serbs invented the term ethnic cleansing
Turks brought barbarian warfare to European ground
Germans just tried to survive because everybody since the Romans wanted a piece of their land and they resisted
British butchered and conquered first the island, then the rest of the world
Shit, this made me realise that we KuKs have so much in common.
The Monarchy could've been a prosperous, cosmopolitan country had the Federation went ahead
Stupid nationalism destroyed everything