Anschluss

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  • Created on: 15-05-13 15:57
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  • Anschluss with Austria 1938
    • Austrian people mainly German
    • Austrian people supported union with Germany as economically weak
    • Tried to take over in 1934 but Muss stopped him. No Hitler and Mussolini allies by 1936
    • Strong Nazi party in Austria - Hitler encouraged Nazi to stir up trouble for gov
      • Caused riots. Hitler told chancellor Schuschnigg only an Anschluss (political union) can sort this
    • Schuschnigg asked for Br + Fr help but refused so did a plebiscite
    • Hitler sent troops in March 1938
      • Under watchful eye of Nazi troops 99.75% voted for Anschluss
    • Austria's soldiers, weapons, rich deposits of gold/iron ore added to Germanys strong army and industry

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