Anschluss

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  • Anschluss
    • Political consequences
      • Anti- Semitic fight broke out on the streets
        • Anti-Semitic = Anti-Jew/Hebrew
      • 99% of Austria wanted  to  join with Germany
      • Two days before Hitler invaded Austria the whole of the French government resigned.
    • Social - Cultural consequences
      • 180,000 Jews in Austria now in danger
        • Thousands left Austria
      • Hitler seen as savior of Austria due to controlled newspaper reports
        • Hitler became more popular
      • Britain thought Austrians and Germans were the same.
    • Military Consequence
      • Britain and France promised to protect Czechos-lovakia from Germany
    • Economic Conse-quences
      • Whole of the French government resigned
    • Time line
      • 1938 Austrian Nazi party plan to overthrow Schuschnigg
        • Went to Hitlers holiday home (Berchtisgoden) 3 Nazi generals to intimidate
          • Schuschnigg had 3 days before Hitler invaded
            • Has plebiscite
              • 11th March Hitler wants plebiscite postponed
                • 12th March Nazi invade poorly planed but welcomed
                  • 10th April plebiscite held
                    • Almost 99% voted yes in favor
              • Schuschnigg replaced by Seys Inquart
                • At 8pm same day
                  • 11th March Hitler wants plebiscite postponed
                    • 12th March Nazi invade poorly planed but welcomed
                      • 10th April plebiscite held
                        • Almost 99% voted yes in favor

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