The Renner Government and the Occupying Powers

  • Elisabeth Barker


Before the war had ended, a provisional Austrian government had already been formed in Vienna and approved by the Russian Commander, Marshal Tolbukhin; the Soviet Union had acted alone without obtaining the agreement of the Western Allies. Relations between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies over Austria were in fact badly strained. Fortunately, however, the Austrians did not know it. If they had, the Austrian political leaders would hardly have had the courage and self-confidence to try to take their country’s fate into their own hands and to found a new Republic.


Political Party Austrian Government Draft Directive Western Ally Provisional Government 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 239.
    Karl Gruber, Between Liberation and Liberty (André Deutsch, 1955) p. 28.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Elisabeth Barker 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Barker

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations