by jaiden and christian
facts about the flag
o A quick, firm handshake is the traditional greeting.
o Maintain eye contact during the greeting.
o Some Austrian men, particularly those who are older, may kiss the hand of a female.
The current coat of arms of Austria, albeit without the broken chains, has been in use by the Republic of Austria since 1919. Between 1934 and the German annexation in 1938 Austria used a different coat of arms, which consisted of a double-headed eagle. The establishment of the Second Republic in 1945 saw the return of the original (First Republic) arms, with broken chains added to symbolise Austria's liberation.