By: Josh Bennett
History of Austria
Austria joined the EU in 1995 but was not a founder. Before joining the EU it was a part of Hungary. It was reduced to a small republic after defeat in WW1. In 1955 Austria signed a state treaty and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "Perpetual Neutrality" as a condition from the Soviet military withdrawal.
The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags.
The sewing machine was invented in 1818 by Josef Madersperger who was an Austrian.