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To: European Guest

Do tell. Were the Germans not restoring peace and calm in Austria?


17 posted on 03/01/2014 1:18:50 AM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Do tell. Were the Germans not restoring peace and calm in Austria?
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And the Sudetenland as well.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 1:30:24 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Hehe! Austria is a funny thing, since there is -historically- no real Austrian identity. I am living in southern Germany and someone from Vienna is ethnically much closer to me than someone from Berlin i.e.. The national identity of Germany is also quite young. Born in the 1870/71-war against France. The “small” German solution of a Germany without contemporary Austria was a controversial matter in both countries. Hitler used that difficult situation for his -devilish- intentions in 1938.

Even today the German question is still in dispute among some Austrians. After the German reunification the German magazine “Der Spiegel” made a survey among Austrians. 38% were for a merger with Germany back then.

Nevertheless nobody that is not insane would question the contemporary boarders.

But this has really absolutely nothing to do with the Ukraine today.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 1:36:26 AM PST by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

The Austrians welcomed Afolf Hitler with enthusiasm. There is truth to his statement “we come as liberators not as conquerors.” Most Austrians wanted reunification with Germany - and the West was not about to stand in their way.

The Crimeans are mostly ethnic Russians - again, they want to join Russia, the West is not going to tell them they can’t. A Russian attack on Ukraine proper on the other hand, that would be clear aggression.

But its not like the West can stop the Russian Bear anymore than it could stop Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 7:18:20 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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