Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked coutry in central Europe bordering by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. It is situated in the Alps.
The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe and, in response to the coronation of Napoleon as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804. In 1867, the empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary.
After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted and used the name the Republic of German-Austria (Deutschösterreich, later Österreich) in an attempt for union with Germany, but was forbidden due to the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919). The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany. This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Germany was occupied by the Allies and Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament created the Declaration of Neutrality which declared that the Second Austrian Republic would become permanently neutral.
The Grain Trade Center in Vienna was attacked by Nod terrorists by the orders of Kane. This scandal caused the First Tiberium War to break out. By 2047, most of Austria was a part of a Red Zone R1, which the metro of Salzburg city was used to help Futuretech scientists, notably Emel Ibrahiim to escape Munich under a GDI escort from the Scrin's invasion.
Areas of interest
- Vienna: The capital city of Austria. Ignatio Mobius went to a Vienna college at the age of 11, where he received a gentleman's education. Vienna was also the site of the Grain Trade Center that was bombed as part of a series of Nod terrorist attacks prior to the First Tiberium War.
- Salzburg: A major city in Austria. It was connected to Munich via a metro tunnel for GDI's Futuretech scientists, notably Emel Ibrahiim to escape under a GDI escort from the Scrin's invasion of the city.
In the Second World War, Austria was part of the Allies. The Soviets took over the country, after Volkov and Chitzkoi destroyed some Allied research held in this country under Field Commander S7's orders. The Third World War and the Psychic Dominator Disaster, had Austria being a member of Allied during the fighting came from Germany in the Black Forest between Allied and Soviet forces.
In the Third World War's third iteration, Austria had been conquered by the Soviet Union, but was later liberated by the Allies at some point. In addition, Cryo Legionnaires are trained at their headquarters in Vienna.