Droht Niederösterreich bald Demokratie?
Is Lower Austria soon threatened by democracy?
is a Question. To convert it into a statement you just have to move the verb from position 1 to position 2:
Niederösterreich droht bald Demokratie.
Lower Austria is soon threatened by democracy.
The adverb bald (soon) is just some salt in the soup, so in its simplest form we have this sentence:
Niederösterreich droht Demokratie.
Lower Austria is threatened by democracy.
The pattern is this:
Jemandem droht etwas.
Someone is threatened by something.
The part behind the verb (etwas) is the subject in nominative case. It is the thing that actively performs the action.
The part before the verb (jemandem) is an object in dative case. It is the thing that passively suffers from the action. It is hard to tell that Niederösterreich is in dative case because except for genitive case it always has the same ending.
Note that in german sentences the subject can stand at position 1, but also very often at position 3, and when you use the verb drohen, this is even the preferred word order.
About the political background:
I live in Niederösterreich (English name: Lower Austria) which is one of the nine federal states of the Republic of Austria. Lower Austria has 1.7 million inhabitants, Austria has 9.0, so almost 20% of all Austrians live in Lower Austria. The parliament of this federal state is called Landtag, and this Landtag is elected every 5 years, and the next election is in 4 days, on 29 January 2023. All parties elected to the state parliament are also members of the Lower Austrian state government according to their share of the vote if their share exceeds a certain limit. (This system is called Proporz.)
At the moment, Lower Austria is the only one of Austria's nine states where there is still one party that has an absolute majority in the government and can do anything the members of that party want. The government consists of 9 members, 6 of whom currently belong to the ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei = Austrian People's Party). This is a situation that has arisen democratically, but is considered a dictatorship by many opponents of the ÖVP. The ÖVP has had an absolute majority in Lower Austria since Austria was founded in its present form in 1955.1
But the ÖVP is also the party of Sebastian Kurz, who a few years ago was the youngest chancellor in the world and is now suspected of being at the center of a large corruption network involving many other ÖVP members, many of them from Lower Austria. This is very damaging to the reputation of the ÖVP, and the now upcoming state election in Lower Austria is the first election in Austria after many new allegations against the ÖVP have come to light. Therefore, the ÖVP must expect heavy losses in this election in 4 days.
And that will very likely lead to the loss of the absolute majority. And then, for the very first time in the lives of all people in Lower Austria, the ÖVP will no longer be able to do what it wants to do in this state without asking members of other parties. Many people hope for this, but also many people (ÖVP members) feel threatened by the idea that they will have to compromise.
1 Of course Austria existed many centuries before, but from 1939 to 1945 it was part of the Third Reich, and from 1945 to 1955 it was occupied by the Allied Powers (USA, UK, France and Russia). Before 1922, Lower Austria and Vienna (which is completely surrounded by Lower Austria) were one state, so Lower Austria and Vienna have existed as separate states only since then, and also since then Lower Austria has been dominated by the ÖVP and Vienna by the SPÖ, but the SPÖ in Vienna lost its absolute majority in 1996, but is still by far the largest party in Vienna.