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Austria

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Not to be confused with Australia, which is in a different hemisphere, on a different continent, and speaks a language (most) users here are guaranteed to almost be able to understand.
From this height, the people of Vienna look like dots. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?

The Republic of Austria is a country in Europe. The rural part of Austria is full of mountains, snow, goats and the like. Carinthia is full of lakes. Vienna is the capital of Austria, and Vienna is full of people, music, culture, coffee houses and such things. The cutlet dish Wiener schnitzel is also named after Vienna (it comes from the city's German name). Americans later ripped off the pork version of the dish (it was originally made with veal) in the form of pork tenderloin.[note 1] Sacher-Torte is also a famous Viennese recipe and closely connected with the Hotel Sacher in the city.

Austria is also rife with Roman Catholics.

On occasion, people get mail addressed to Austria mixed up with Australia, making it a dicey proposition when somebody in Austria wins your eBay auction.

Austrians speak German (and can even be understood by Germans to an extent, unlike speakers of Swiss German) and have a Germanic culture but the majority don't want to be part of Germany anymore.

Austria is occasionally the laughingstock/demon-harbinger of Europe, because they periodically elect a large proportion of neo-fascists to power. In 2008, Jörg Haider's party (along with a rival right-wing party) sent a large enough delegation to parliament that the two parties could have ruled with a majority.[note 2] A few weeks later, Haider died in a car crash, thus providing tentative proof for the existence of God.[note 3] In 2016 they almost elected Norbert Hofer, another neo-fascist, as president of the country after the main two parties lost the first round, this time only losing by 0.6% to the Austrian Green Party candidate Alexander Van der Bellen.[1] However, the result was overturned by Austria's Constitutional Court in early July 2016, and so the rerun was held on the 4 December 2016, when van der Bellen won by a margin of 6%.

Fucking[edit]

City limits sign in Fucking, Austria (frequently stolen, possibly by whoever owns the bicycle behind it)

Fucking is a village in Austria. It's pronounced "FOO-king." This is because of intense petitioning from its Scottish residents. Or rather because of German pronunciation rules.

What did you think you would find when you typed "fucking" into the search box? And they want to make a light beer in the village, and in German, light beer is called 'hell'. Make of that what you will.

Famous people from Austria (not necessarily from Fucking, Austria)[edit]

The flag[edit]

Austria has had its current flag since before it became a country in the modern sense. Legend has it that it is based on one Habsburg of yore who went out to battle in a white shirt with a broad belt and when he returned the shirt was soaked in blood everywhere but under the belt.

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Notes[edit]

  1. Other countries have jumped on the Schnitzel bandwagon as well. See the Wikipedia article on Schnitzel.
  2. It was even worse in 1999Wikipedia's W.svg, causing the EU and Israel to sanction the fuck out of the country until it was ensured he couldn't get into power.
  3. Or perhaps that driving a speeding car while drunk is a pretty bad idea

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