Editors. "Count Taaffe forms Austrian ministry". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In Austria, Count Taaffe becomes prime minister, a post he is to hold until 1893. He pursues a policy of ending the German predominance in Austria-Hungary, encouraging Slavs to become an integral part of the government.