Thus according to bischof the cold war in austria began in the spring of 1946 one year before the outbreak of the global cold war on 28 june 1946 the allies signed the second control agreement that loosened their dominance over the austrian government the parliament was de facto relieved of allied control. Therefore austria emerged as something of an anomaly during the cold war culturally and economically connected to the west but politically restrained by the treaty from joining either superpower bloc sources steininger rolf austria germany and the cold war from the anschluss to the state treaty 1938 1955 new york berghahn books 2008. Get this from a library austria germany and the cold war from the anschluss to the state treaty 1938 1955 rolf steininger in the moscow declaration of 1943 the allies officially propagated the notion of austria as the first victim of hitlerite aggression and announced their intention to set up a free and independent . He discusses the various proposals for post war austria and connects for the first time the issues of anschluss german question cold war and the state treaty he makes it clear that the question of austria was from the very beginning inextricably linked with the more important question of germany. Austria began to develop a separate national identity from germany although both countries continued to co operate closely in economic and cultural fields during the cold war moreover political relations between both countries have been strong and amicable
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