empire republic austria reborn
As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed. On a pleasant summer’s day in July of 1977, several dozen people gathered in the Cemetery of St. George, in Geneva, for th...
With a rocky history behind them, Czechs never had it so good – and they secretly know, despite all the grumbling. Czechs are a bit obsessed with years ending in “8” – and the history of the 20th century has given them plenty of reasons. The start w...
Slovenia
From snowy peaks to frothing waves, for the Slovenes, transition is a state of being by Faris KoÄŤan & Kaja Primorac The Republic of Slovenia is one of the youngest countries in Europe, but like its neighbors in Central Europe, it has a lo...
austrian republic
Austria’s path from the heart of an empire to a resilient republic was a stony one. It’s the story of a country finding its identity. The Great War had begun with banners flying, with proud young soldiers in crisp uniforms marching off to herois...
A borderland on the edge of cultures and empires, Croatia’s position today feels eerily like a century ago On Ban Jelačić, the central square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, black letters carved into the white gray marble commemorate the hono...
Two young Austrians, one living in Brazil, with an occasional trip home, the other just back in Vienna, after extended stays in Prague, Strasbourg, Paris and northern Italy, talk about Austria – because there are things about the country that you onl...
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