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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