Still think that West Austria with a population of around 4 million in 1951 has a better change to remain independent than East Austria which i more likely would see absorbed by Hungary ore Czechoslovakia.
East Austrians one of the most rebellious nations in the Soviet bloc. And of course, once Communism falls, this union would be as hopelessly tainted by its legacy as the others it created or restored, and it would be swiftly dissolved the same way. Surely, once they recover democracy, the East Austrians would vote to dissolve the union and reunify with Germany. As long as it lasts, however, this kind of union would allow a good joke about how Stalin restored a poor man's version of the Habsburg empire with Red trappings.
East Austria would be the smallest member of the Soviet bloc with its biggest city being divided between the four major powers.
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