History UsefulNotes / NeutralAustriansWithNoNavy

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...'''

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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...
save.'''
'''Yea, even the Austrians laugth about this...'''
31st Dec '15 9:27:18 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...'''
19th Apr '15 10:56:38 PM nombretomado
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Women on the other hand are not required to serve, but they may volunteer and, since 1998, are permitted to become professional soldiers. [[DoubleStandard In fact, it seems like every European country that conscripts its male citizens doesn't do the same with its female ones.]] Austria held a referendum on abolishing conscription and chose to hold on to the system. Note that conscription in modern Europe is basically a leftover from the the days of the ColdWar, with only Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Greece and Estonia preserving it as of 2012. [[AndZoidberg And Belarus]].

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Women on the other hand are not required to serve, but they may volunteer and, since 1998, are permitted to become professional soldiers. [[DoubleStandard In fact, it seems like every European country that conscripts its male citizens doesn't do the same with its female ones.]] Austria held a referendum on abolishing conscription and chose to hold on to the system. Note that conscription in modern Europe is basically a leftover from the the days of the ColdWar, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, with only Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Greece and Estonia preserving it as of 2012. [[AndZoidberg And Belarus]].
25th Oct '14 4:30:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* 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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* AdolfHitler...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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