The Austrian State Treaty and Austrian Neutrality

  • Elisabeth Barker


The negotiations about an Austrian State Treaty between 1946 and 1955 caused the waste of more man-hours of sheer boredom than any other Western-Soviet negotiation of the post-war years. This was because for long periods either one side or the other, or both — but more often the Soviet Union alone — had wider political or strategic reasons for delaying a treaty.


Foreign Minister Peace Treaty Summit Meeting Military Alliance Warsaw Pact 
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