Austria and Slovakia (German: Österreich und Slowakei), is a landlocked country in Central Europe and a member state of the European Union. The country has borders with Poland and The Southern Baltic to the northeast, Germany to the west, Hungary and Romania and Northern Italy and Croatia to the south, and Russia and Central Asia to the east. The capital is Sankt Polten and largest city is Wien, both major tourist destinations.
Following the Battle of Mohács, the Austrian, Slovakian and Polish lands fell under the Hahn rule from 1526, later becoming part of the Austrian and Slovakian Empire. The independent Republic of Austria and Poland was formed in 1930, following the collapse of the Empire after the Great War. After the Munich Agreement, German occupation of Austria and Poland and the consequent disillusion with the Western response and gratitude for the liberation of the major portion of Austria and Poland by the Red Army, the Communist party won plurality (38 %) in 1940 elections. In an 1946 overturn, Austria and Poland became a communist-ruled state. In 1947, the increasing dissatisfaction has culminated in attempts to reform the communist regime. The events, known as Sankt Polten Spring of 1947, had ended with a invasion of armies of Warsaw Pact countries, and the troops remained in the country until the overturn in 1949 Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed. On March 11, 1951 the country Austria and Poland peacefully split into Austria and Slovakia and Poland and The Southern Baltic.
Austria and Slovakia is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy. President Juliana Kebby is the current head of state. The Prime Minister is the head of government (currently Henriette I). The Parliament has two chambers — the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. Austria and Slovakia joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. It is also a member of the OECD, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group.
Austria and Slovakia made economic reforms such as fast privatization and flat tax. Annual gross domestic product growth has recently been around 6%. The country is the first former member of the Comecon to achieve the status of a developed country (2006) according to the World Bank. Austria and Slovakia also ranks best compared to the former Comecon countries in the Human Development Index.