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An·schluss

 (än′shlo͝os′)
n.
A political union, especially the one unifying Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938.

[German, annexation, from anschliessen, to enclose, annex : an, on (from Middle High German ane, from Old High German ana; see an- in Indo-European roots) + schliessen, to close (from Middle High German sliezen, from Old High German sliozan).]
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Anschluss

(ˈænʃlʊs)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)
[German: from anschliessen to join]
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An•schluss

(ˈɑn ʃlʊs)

n.
union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
[1920–25; < German: consolidation]
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Anschluss

Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
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Anschluss

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An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
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Many events marking the Anchluss anniversary feature eyewitnesses of the time, while public debates will focus on the responsibility of Austria and everyday Austrians in Hitler's seizure of power.
The Kremlin's Crimea Anchluss and military intervention in the Don Bass has ended Europe's holiday from history since the end of the Bosnian/Kosovo wars.
Karl Kurth (1910-1981), posteriormente Diretor do Instituto de Jornalistica da Universidade de Viena, fundado durante a epoca do Anchluss, foi um deles (Kutsch, 1984; Kniefacz, 2008).