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Slide 1 Introduction: In Central Europe lies Austria a landlocked country of about 8.5 million people. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous, preceding within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 1500 feet. Despite its battle scarred history Austria has much cultural and natural beauty. Through the Federal Constitution of 1920 it became a parliamentary republic.

Slide 2 Flag: The flag of Austria has three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and red. According to legend, the flag was invented as a consequence of fighting during the Siege of Acre. A soldiers white surcoat was completely drenched in blood, after a fierce battle. When he removed his belt, the cloth underneath was unscathed by it, revealing the arrangement of red-white-red.

Slide 3 Government Federal: Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy. The function to pass bills is the Cabinet’s most important constitutional responsibility. The Cabinet passes unanimous resolutions. Decision making is not decided by the majority. The current president of Austria is Heinz Ficher.

Slide 4 Crime: Crime in Austria is apprehended by many different Austrian law enforcement organizations. It experiences a little overall crime rate and criminal endeavor is concentrated in the larger urban areas. Austria has a strong legal system, and most corruption cases are dealt with effective judgments.

Slide 5 Climate Winter: It is set within a temperate climatic zone. Which is a part of the earth's surface lying between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere. Altitude is a large factor in the temperature, with averages of 41 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter drop for each added 985 ft of elevation.

Slide 6 Climate Summer: Temperatures can climb up to 95 degrees or more in the summer. Having some holidays in the summer like national cycling day it lures tourists on a leisurely ride along the Danube Path, one of Europe’s most famous cycle routes. In the alpine climate of Austria one can experience high amounts of short summers, and long winters.

Slide 7 WWII: Austria’s position in World War 2 was important to Nazi Germany since it was on their western border. Austria was not a volunteer participant in the war being threatened by Germany’s military force to join the Axis powers. Like most European countries during World War 2 their government was filled with involuntary Nazi party representatives.

Slide 8 WWII Cont: The Axis powers became fragile as the war continued and in 1945 Allied troops occupied Austria. As far as foreign financial aid for postwar reconstruction Austria hung worryingly on it. Their government accepted over 379 million dollars from the United States and the United Kingdom for war recovery.

Slide 9 Hiking and Skiing: There are more than 240 ski resorts in Austria, each having countless slopes and are awaiting fun to be had. One of the most popular if not the most popular activity to do is hiking in the country. The beautiful backdrop of mountains, often covered with forests, clear rivers and lakes offers an unparalleled choice of different locations that guarantee relaxation and adventure.

Slide 10 Swimming and Water Sports: Since Austria is land locked one might think there are no water oriented sports but it’s not a problem. Austria has a vast number of crystal clear lakes and rivers. In the lakes and rivers anyone can appreciate not just swimming, but a lot of other water sports like sailing, rafting, canoeing, windsurfing, and many, many others.

Slide 11 Inner city Sports: In Austria’s big cities there is also a wide range of sports activities. Well-known for having some of the best golfing in Europe, Austria has more than 140 golf courses within the nation. Most of them being near either mountain resorts or big cities. One of the most popular courses is in Kitzbuhel, thus turning the charming town into paradise not only for skiers, but for golfers as well.

Slide 12 Culture: Capturing the essence of a long-gone era it reminds travelers of how life how once was. Austria’s vivacious wine scene has earned a universal reputation for excellence and innovation, now marked as a destination for those pursuing liveliness, culture, and charm. There is archaeological evidence of grape growing in Traisental 4000 years ago.

Slide 13 Music: Yodeling is a type of throat singing that was developed in the Alps, in Austria. Vienna, the capital city of Austria has long been an important focus of musical revolution. During the 18th century, the classical-music era dominated European classical music, and the city of Vienna was an especially important place for musical innovation.

Slide 14 Architecture: Among other architectural works Austria is famous for its castles, palaces, and cemeteries. Belvedere and Schönbrunn are two of the most well-known Austrian palaces. The Belvedere palace was built in the period 1714–1723, by Prince Eugene of Savoy. Schönbrunn palace was built in 1696 by Johann Bernhard Fischer for Emperor Leopold I.

Slide 15 Education: Austria’s approach to education termed methodological individualism, differs greatly from countless other schools, which focus less significance on individual knowledge, expectation and time. Methodological individualism is a schooling practice used to determine a person’s economic views and acts as a window to the future Austrian economy.

Slide 16 Money and Economy: According to GPD or Gross Domestic Product Austria is one of the 11 richest countries in the world. Austria had maintained use of the Austrian schilling which was first established in December 1924 until 2002 when they switched to euros. The country’s international lively banking sector has been the backbone of economic expansion.

Slide 17 Food: Pork, beef and chicken are the most popular meats in Austria. Aince there are many woods across the country Austria has an old hunting tradition. Austria traditionally offer game on their menu along with seasonal vegetables and fruits like pumpkins from Styria, In the autumn season.

Slide 18 Desserts: Austrian cakes and pastries are a renowned feature of its cuisine. Austrian desserts are usually somewhat less difficult than the elaborate cakes. Apple strudel the most famous of these, layers of thin pastry surrounding a filling of apple, usually with cinnamon and raisins. From Vienna and in Denmark the Danish pastry is said to originate or called Viennese bread.

Slide 19 Culture: Although the Austrian population is strongly to one side, there are sizable Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, and Czech minorities. The preservation of their language and culture is guaranteed by Austria's constitutional law. Declaring membership in their ethnic groups dropped by large percentages saw a large drop in the late twentieth century.

Slide 20 Conclusion: A small journey and a lifetime of memories with extraordinary art and architecture some dating back to 4000 years or more.. A vacation in Austria gives a visitor many moments of bliss that will stay with them long after they leave. Hitler devoted great standing to the defense of the area hoping to stop Soviet forces in the mountainous regions of Austria.

Citations

"Austria in World War II." Austria in World War II. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://carondelet.net/EvaLuna/10/Austria.htm>.

"Austrian Government & People: Facts about Inhabitants & Federal Legislation." Austrian Government and People. Austria Arrive and Revive, 1 Jan. 1995. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.austria.info/us/about-austria/government-people-1140686.html>.

Beller, Steven. "Austria's Government." A Concise History of Austria. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006. Print.

"Climate, Seasons & Temperatures Typical in Austria." Austrian Climate. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.austria.info/us/about-austria/climate-1140678.html>.

"Austria." Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business, Trade, FDI, Corruption. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.heritage.org/index/country/austria>.

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