Western Europe
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Western Europe

Western Europe is mainly a cultural / political concept created and used during the Cold War. This mainly means the European countries that participated in World War I. It differed earlier, and to some extent still, from Eastern Europe in areas such as economics, politics, culture and religion rather than on clear geographical boundaries. These […]

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History of Austria from the 19th Century to the First World War

Austrian Empire (1804-1867) In 1792 Franz II came to the Roman-German throne. He was the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. In 1804 Napoleon was crowned Emperor of the French. He demanded that Austria should recognize the imperial title. In return, Franz could then become Emperor of Austria. Franz accepted […]

Austria Religion
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Austria Religion

Most Austrians are Catholics and a minority are Protestants. The immigration of recent decades has increased the proportion of Muslims and Orthodox Christians. Christianity reached the area that is now Austria in the 300s. When the Protestant Reformation spread across Europe in the 16th century, as a counter-movement to Catholicism, it initially had success among […]