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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).]


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


(ˈɑn ʃlʊs)

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


Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
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16-008 Forsthaus Umgestaltung Anschluss, Uttigenstrasse 54, 3600 Thun, Schweiz, Telefon: +41 (0) 58 468 24 00, Fax: +41 (0) 58 468 25 90, E-Mail: beschaffung.
Meinl's paternal grandparents were forced to flee the persecution of Jews in Austria after the Anschluss, settling in Britain; the family was stripped of its Austrian citizenship and remain British citizens today.
His annexation of Crimea and proxy war in eastern Ukraine evoked all the ghosts of the Anschluss and the Sudetenland in the chancelleries of Europe.
As for the obsession with the 'Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact', it should be reminded that the Western policy of appeasement that resulted in such known historic phenomena and facts as Munich Deal and the allotment of Czechoslovakia, Anschluss of Austria, the rejection of Great Britain and France to conclude a collective security treaty with the USSR against Hitler's Germany, took place long before the signing of the above mentioned 'Pact'.
As regards the period you have mapped, it mainly concerns the years 1918 (the establishment of Czechoslovakia), 1938 (the Anschluss, annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany), 1948 (the assumption of power by he Communists in Czechoslovakia), 1968 (the Prague Spring).
In 1938, the Anschluss merging Austria with Nazi Germany took place as German forces crossed the border between the two countries.
Similarly, in Ukraine, we thought that the urge to conquer territory to place compatriots under our flag had gone out with Hitler, Sudetenland and the Austrian Anschluss.
Die Bedeutung des Metallhandwerks innerhalb der bronzezeitlichen Siedlungsokonomien in dieser Ostseeregion gilt es zu beleuchten und im Anschluss die Frage der Begleitumstande und Voraussetzungen der Entstehung und des Niedergangs der Siedlungsform nach Art Asva zu diskutieren.
Mauvaise image qui renvoie a l'[beaucoup moins que] Anschluss [beaucoup plus grand que] de 82 entre la FRA et l'Autriche.
Despite Klinsmann's insistence USA will go for the win, history has raised the spectre of a mutually convenient draw and a repeat of one of the most controversial moments in GermanHERR football history, known throughout the footballing world as the Anschluss.
While his early recognition in the US was the result of his rather hostile reconsideration of Bernard Leach's influence in a small volume written for the Tate St Ives (1998) and his compact but inclusive 20th Century Ceramics (2003), he became a celebrity with the publication of his family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), which conveyed the attraction of objects through the story of his ancestors' collections and the loss of it all, except 264 diminutive netsuke, in the Anschluss and Holocaust.
Confrontation with the West, seemingly unavoidable after the Crimean Anschluss, will give rise to a "mobilization" regime.