History UsefulNotes / NeutralAustriansWithNoNavy

18th Jun '17 2:57:59 PM nombretomado
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* There has also been some Irish folks who have served in ''this'' military in the past. ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Irish_soldiers_in_the_Austrian_Army has some of their names]].

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* There has also been some Irish folks who have served in ''this'' military in the past. ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Irish_soldiers_in_the_Austrian_Army has some of their names]].
14th Jun '17 7:01:16 AM Herby
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''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is just a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.''

''Yea, even Austrians laugth about this...''
27th May '17 12:12:47 PM nombretomado
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It's not like a draft lottery that the U.S. had during [[TheVietnamWar 'Nam]], where they draw numbers and birthdates from drums. Basically, every male Austrian who turns 18 years old has to serve for 6 months on active duty then about 8 years in the reserves. However, if the Army says it's okay, an Austrian man can ask to serve 7 months on active duty and shorten up their reserve obligation, or they can ask to get it done with by doing 8 months of active duty with no reserve obligations. They can also ask to do one voluntary year, in that case they get about quadruple pay and can choose to join the special forces or military school or train other recruits for the second half of the year. If they choose the voluntary year they also have a reserve obligation. Austrians can join earlier than that but no earlier than 16 years old, though. [[ChildSoldiers That would be pushing the boundaries of the United Nations' Children in Armed Conflict Protocol and be a major concern of Western countries, especially if Austria signed that protocol.]]

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It's not like a draft lottery that the U.S. had during [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam]], where they draw numbers and birthdates from drums. Basically, every male Austrian who turns 18 years old has to serve for 6 months on active duty then about 8 years in the reserves. However, if the Army says it's okay, an Austrian man can ask to serve 7 months on active duty and shorten up their reserve obligation, or they can ask to get it done with by doing 8 months of active duty with no reserve obligations. They can also ask to do one voluntary year, in that case they get about quadruple pay and can choose to join the special forces or military school or train other recruits for the second half of the year. If they choose the voluntary year they also have a reserve obligation. Austrians can join earlier than that but no earlier than 16 years old, though. [[ChildSoldiers That would be pushing the boundaries of the United Nations' Children in Armed Conflict Protocol and be a major concern of Western countries, especially if Austria signed that protocol.]]
17th Jan '17 5:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served in 1965 to do the one-year of mandatory service required at the time of all Austrian adult men. He did go AWOL during basic training to participate in the Junior Mr. Europe contest, earning a week in the brig. (JesseVentura once said on ''Larry King Live'' that he doesn't support Ahnold running for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem U.S. President]], even if he could legally run with the removal or repeal of the natural-born citizen requirement for the office. Why? Because when Arnold served, he had to take an oath of allegiance to ''Austria''. [[http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0804/01/lkl.01.html Read here for the transcript.]])

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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served in 1965 to do the one-year of mandatory service required at the time of all Austrian adult men. He did go AWOL during basic training to participate in the Junior Mr. Europe contest, earning a week in the brig. (JesseVentura (Wrestling/JesseVentura once said on ''Larry King Live'' that he doesn't support Ahnold running for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem U.S. President]], even if he could legally run with the removal or repeal of the natural-born citizen requirement for the office. Why? Because when Arnold served, he had to take an oath of allegiance to ''Austria''. [[http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0804/01/lkl.01.html Read here for the transcript.]])
8th Aug '16 3:13:03 AM Morgenthaler
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It was notorious for having the [[SwedesWithCoolPlanes Swedish SAAB Draken]] jet fighter in service from roughly 1987 to 2005 -- "notorious" because it was old. The Austrian State Treaty of 1955 said the Air Force couldn't have any air-to-air missiles (which gave the Austrian version of the Draken the dubious distinction of being the last fighter aircraft with an all-gun air-to-air armament), but dropped that restriction in 1993 because of the Yugoslavian Wars violating their airspace. In 2005, the country got itself some nice modern Eurofighters. (It has been a joke that they couldn't start, turn around, and land again without violating foreign airspace, but it's not actually true.)

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It was notorious for having the [[SwedesWithCoolPlanes [[UsefulNotes/SwedesWithCoolPlanes Swedish SAAB Draken]] jet fighter in service from roughly 1987 to 2005 -- "notorious" because it was old. The Austrian State Treaty of 1955 said the Air Force couldn't have any air-to-air missiles (which gave the Austrian version of the Draken the dubious distinction of being the last fighter aircraft with an all-gun air-to-air armament), but dropped that restriction in 1993 because of the Yugoslavian Wars violating their airspace. In 2005, the country got itself some nice modern Eurofighters. (It has been a joke that they couldn't start, turn around, and land again without violating foreign airspace, but it's not actually true.)
15th Jun '16 10:18:10 PM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler...did ''not'' serve in ''this'' military (well, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austrian-Hungarian one]]). It was rumored that he failed the physical for it because he didn't want to serve in an ethnically-mixed army. [[ImperialGermany We all know]] [[WorldWarI the rest]], [[ChirpingCrickets don't we?]]

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler...did ''not'' serve in ''this'' military (well, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austrian-Hungarian one]]). It was rumored that he failed the physical for it because he didn't want to serve in an ethnically-mixed army. [[ImperialGermany [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany We all know]] [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the rest]], [[ChirpingCrickets don't we?]]
31st Dec '15 9:30:36 PM CactusFace
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''Yea, even the Austrians laugth about this...''

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''Yea, even the Austrians laugth about this...''
31st Dec '15 9:29:51 PM CactusFace
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''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.''

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''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of just a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.''
31st Dec '15 9:28:47 PM CactusFace
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'''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.'''
'''Yea, even the Austrians laugth about this...'''

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'''Actually ''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.'''
'''Yea,
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''Yea,
even the Austrians laugth about this...'''
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31st Dec '15 9:27:58 PM CactusFace
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'''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.
Yea, even Austrians laugth about this...'''

to:

'''Actually Austria has a Navi. Thats a surprise, isn't it? However the navi is composed of a hand full of small boats that are supposed to keep Austrias biggest rivers, mostly the Danube, save.
Yea, even Austrians laugth about this...
save.'''
'''Yea, even the Austrians laugth about this...'''
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