Definition of Anschluss in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈanʃlʊs
The annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938. Hitler had forced the resignation of the Austrian Chancellor by demanding that he admit Nazis into his cabinet. The new Chancellor, a pro-Nazi, invited German troops to enter the country on the pretext of restoring law and order.


German, from anschliessen 'to join'.

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