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Austria-Switzerland today 2 by Cadaska Austria-Switzerland today 2 by Cadaska
For part one: [link]

1) Obviously based on the winter olympics in Vancouver. I couldn't find any photos of the Austrian outfits so I gave him this sweater-jacket-thing (whatever it is).
for more information: [link]

"When Swiss alpine skier Didier Defago won the men’s downhill Monday, Michael Leuenberger was happy.
When no Austrian joined Defago on the podium, Leuenberger was ecstatic.

“It matters,” said Leuenberger, a Swiss fan from Bern wearing the signature Swiss cross on every available piece of clothing.

For more than two decades the rivalry between the two Alpine nations at the heart of alpine skiing has been a colossal mismatch. Since 1988, Austria has won 28 Olympic alpine skiing medals, including nine golds. In that same time, Switzerland has won five medals, none gold.

But this year has witnessed the renaissance of men’s Swiss alpine skiing, and Monday’s downhill confirmed it.

For Austria, Switzerland’s success “sticks in their craw like you wouldn’t believe,” says Steven Threndyle, a journalist who has covered the World Cup circuit for several Canadian publications.

On one hand, Austrians are outraged by the success of any nation but their own. And for good reason. No nation in the Winter Olympics has dominated a single sport as thoroughly as Austria has dominated alpine skiing. Since 1936, its men and women have won 30 Olympic alpine gold medals, almost one-quarter of all the golds awarded in the sport.

But the Austrian-Swiss rivalry holds a special place.

First, it is Switzerland than has provided Austria with its greatest competition, historically. The Swiss are No. 2 on the all-time Olympic gold medal table, with 16.

Moreover, as the two European nations that sit astride the Alps, they are the stewards of the deepest traditions of alpine skiing."

About the Austria jokes (Österreicherwitze): It's okay Austria, Switzerland is just trying to get your attention. Maye he'll shut up if you kiss him. Probably not though since he's very proud of them.
During the European football championship they held together in 2008 there even was a (tiny) protest movement called 'Stop the Austria jokes!' :XD:

The last one is totally inspired by this:

EDIT: Okay, there are 38000 Austrians in Switzerland now.
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SpiderNinja24 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is like Australia and New Zealand. We make fun of each other behind our backs. Australians call New Zealanders Sheep Shags and New Zealanders call Australians Roo Rooters (though I hope none of those things actual happen.)
minneal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finnish people have a looot of jokes about Swedish people, mostly about Swedish people being dumb
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Yeah I guess the jokes are about the same everywhere X)

Thanks for your comments!
minneal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, seems like it ^^
You're welcome, it was my pleasure!
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last panel killed me... XD
alaskajones Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have freindvthat r from switzer land, I need to tell dem bout hetalis and get dere opinion on dis
Satoko13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*looksatpanelthree* that poor cow!:iconohnoesplz:
apetrullyfan6 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This is great (to me in one panel when Austria talks about size I always imagine Switzerland as a girl for some reason XD)
anniekirkland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Artist
Let me guess, you're OTP is SwissAus?
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
It's one of my many OTPs :XD:
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