The Renner Government and the Occupying Powers
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.
KeywordsPolitical Party Austrian Government Draft Directive Western Ally Provisional Government
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