The Post–World War II Allied Occupation of Austria: What Can We Learn about It for Iraq in Successful Nation Building?

@article{Bischof2020ThePW,
  title={The Post–World War II Allied Occupation of Austria: What Can We Learn about It for Iraq in Successful Nation Building?},
  author={Bischof},
  journal={Journal of Austrian-American History},
  year={2020}
}
  • Bischof
  • Published 1 December 2020
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Austrian-American History
This article argues that in the run-up to the US occupation of Iraq after Saddam Hussein was toppled, there was much argument what could be learned from previous American occupations and nation building experiences (especially post–World War II Germany and Japan were seen as models). The successful Austrian occupation after World War II was ignored—“successful” in the sense that the country was politically democratized and economically stabilized. Running through the historiography of…