AUSTRIA: On the Threshold

An early morning crowd of Viennese, gathered before the building where the flags of Austria's four occupiers have flown for ten years, looked upon a cheering sight. With the Stars and Stripes, the Union Jack, the Hammer and Sickle and the Tricolor floated Austria's red and white flag. Inside the building, the occupiers bent to their task: arranging for the red and white of Austria to fly sovereign and alone.

Representatives of the four powers had sat down for nearly 400 such discussions before. But this was different. Last week, the week in...

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