Hehe, I think I knew the difference between the two even without this.
Although sometimes ppl like myself do seem to confuse the two
AUSTRIA, not AUSTRALIA
But we will keep an eye on the Pacific!
(so - no cuts in the navy)
Russia isn't increasing anything while China and India are in an arms race but far away.
India has invaded austria allready anyway so it is too late to stop them (bollywood loves the Alps!)
In fact, if Austria was in a war situation, EU and NATO will not let a western european state been crushed... Just a matter of common sense. And for the next decades, which country will attack Austria? Hungary? Slovenia? Germany? It's not like Turkey or Italia which share boundaries or are very close to real potential threats...Austia is by its constitution neutral. We are not allowed to help an EU member by sending troops when it is attacked and therefore can not expect help. That is the legal framework. Most Austrian politicians are crazy enough to expect help even when they do not want to help others.
I knew a old austrian who was in the Bundesheer in 1956 and had to patrol the hungarian border with old Sturmgewehr 44s pulled from caches hidden for nazi "Werwolf" partisans. Those assault rifles would warp when dropped into the snow after firing
You're right... If I remember correctly, in 1956, the austrian bundesheer was reborn just a few weeks (days???) before the hungarian uprising broke up! But it was more than 50 years ago!!!
As long as they leave the Bodenseeflotte untouched I don't care. Austria needs to be prepared for an attack from the seaside.