The Anschluss with Austria, 1938

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Hitler had been born in Austria and one of his objectives was to see Germany and Austria united as one country. By 1938, Hitler felt ready to try.

  • Hitler bullied the Austrian Chancellor, Schuschnigg, into accepting a Nazi, Seyss-Inquart, as Austrian Minister of the Interior.
  • Schuschnigg ordered a plebiscite to be held to find out if the Austrian people really wanted union with Germany.
  • Hitler feared a ‘no’ vote so he moved German troops to the Austrian


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