Political History Of Austria  

Whenever we talk about history of a particular nation we have lot of things to concentrate on. Firstly the demographics followed by customs, political scenario and people. Austria‘s political history is quite interesting to notice and we have found out some information which might help you at any given point of time. Political students would find this information too important.

The present political scenario is a result of certain parties ruling as early as in the 19th century.

Do you know that in the year 1873 a marginal amount of people were entitled to vote in the Imperial Assembly and the ones who wanted their voices to be heard had to be part of political parties and join political movements! It was basically the First Republic to bring out a new policy allowing both women and men equal rights to enjoy the voting process. The Social Democrats enjoyed victory in 1919 for the very first time and Karl Renner emerged as the State Chancellor. Later Viktor Adler of Social Democratic Worker’s Party did introduce a new socio-political policy which basically provided the jobless with jobs and the employed ones with additional benefits like a fixed 8 hr working schedule etc.

This got very popular at that time since workers had a chance of getting paid holidays. Other social changes that took place at that period were in the field of education, health, life care and housing. The housing projects would benefit nearly 220,000 Austrians. However, this government lasted only another one year and the Christian Social Part came into force. After enjoying victory in 1920, the party joined hands with German Nationals and formed a government which brought in new reforms in the society. The Employment Law was passed in the year 1921 which introduced new rights such as retirement benefits, health insurance for every kind of job followed by new tenant laws which cancelled contracts and few other expenses associated with rent. From here onwards there was no looking back for the Christian Social Party till 1933.The party General Prelate Seipel was the main strength behind this party who also gave his nod to the Geneva Protocol in 1922.The year 1933 saw the introduction of an authoritarian state rule thereby eliminating the prevailing parties. The Christian Social Party willingly accepted its closure in 1934.

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