The Definitive Treaty of Dissolution of the Austrian Empire
Signed 10 February 1947
Location Paris, France
Signatories Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austria
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg Hungary
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia
Flag of Montenegro (1905-1918 & 1941-1944).svg Montenegro
Flag of Independent State of Croatia.svg Croatia
State Flag of Serbia (1882-1918).svg Serbia
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Languages German, Hungarian, French

The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was signed on 10 Febuary 1947 by the victorious powers of the European War on the one hand and by the Archduchy of German-Austria on the other. It formally dissolved the United States of Greater Austria. The treaty signing ceremony took place at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Provisions[edit | edit source]

The treaty declared that the United States of Greater Austria was to be dissolved. The now independent Archduchy of Austria, consisting of most of the German-speaking Danubian and Alpine provinces, recognized the independence of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Montenegro, and Croatia.

Territory[edit | edit source]

Austria had to face significant territorial losses, amounting to over 60 percent of the prewar Austrian Empire's territory:

In nearly all of these cases, the negotiators not only assumed without question that the minority peoples wanted to leave Austria, but allowed the successor states to absorb significant blocks of German-speaking territory.

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