March 14 Hitler signed a decree on the unification of Austria with the Third Reich. England and France, the former guarantors of the independence of Austria, did nothing to protect it. The British and French governments only handed over notes of protest condemning the "pressure" of Germany on Austria. These notes were ostentatious, so Berlin calmly ignored them. This was due to the fact that the owners of France, Britain and the United States at this time, in fact, did everything to surrender almost all of Europe to Hitler (in the end, even France was surrendered). Hitler created the “Eternal Reich” on the basis of Europe (the “European Union”) and was actively assisted in this in order to throw the united European civilization against the “solar” Soviet civilization. The masters of the West were afraid of the Soviet project based on social justice, ethics of conscience, a society of service and creation. Hitler was allowed and helped to bend under him most of Europe, and secretly made it clear that there would be no “second front” this time. Germany can quietly get rid of Soviet Russia, get “living space” at the expense of it and once and for all solve the “Russian question” for the West - destroy the Russian superethnos.
After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a result of the First World War, the Austrian state appeared on the political map of Europe. Previously, Vienna and Berlin vied for leadership in Germany. With the birth of the Second Reich (1871 year), Berlin was able to lead most of the German lands. However, the Habsburg Empire still had power at the expense of Slavic, Hungarian, Italian and other lands. In 1919, Vienna lost most of its territory, population and resources. Austria has become a weak state, losing most of its industrial capacity and agricultural land. It is not surprising that the movement for the reunification of the German people, who found themselves in two states - Germany and Austria, was very strong. Especially in the period immediately after the war, when the people experienced a tremendous shock after the collapse of the Habsburg Empire, defeat in the war and the collapse of the former way of life, when Vienna and Austria ceased to be the center of a huge European empire. In 1930-s, when life gradually adjusted and the memory of the empire began to go into the past, the idea of the Anschluss with Nazi Germany began to lose its former popularity.
The movement for reunification was artificially restrained by the victor countries. The texts of the Versailles and Saint-Germain treaties (1919) and the Geneva Protocols (October 1922) contained articles prohibiting the Anschluss. In March 1931, the governments of Germany and Austria made a proposal for a customs union. However, the victorious countries resisted this. Thus, while the owners of the West needed a weak, humiliated Germany, they interfered with the unification of Berlin and Vienna. And they had every opportunity to continue to restrain the desire of revanchist circles in Germany.
But the world situation has changed completely. The USSR showed fantastic results in the development of the country and the people. Russia did not die after world war, two revolutions and troubles, becoming a colony of the West, but revived as a phoenix bird. She showed the world a new development project - an alternative to a Western one. A fair, “sunny” project of a future human civilization, where an ordinary person is not a “two-legged tool” and an animal consumer, but a creator, a creator of a new reality. The situation was extremely dangerous for the owners of the West. Their “new world order” collapsed - the slave-owning, caste world, with the division of people into the caste of the “elect” and the caste of slaves and servants (including the intellectual).
At the same time, the capitalist (colonial predatory) system experienced a new brutal crisis. The western capitalist system is based on constant expansion, when the core of the capsystem gets the opportunity to rob and develop more and more new territories and peoples. When the “living space” is exhausted, “breaking” begins. In fact, the West is a vampire world that constantly needs “blood” - resources, energy for a normal existence. The West was constantly expanding and flourishing until the end of the 19th - early 20th centuries, when it was shaken by the first severe crisis. To solve the problems was organized world war. She allowed to bring down the Russian, German, Austro-Hungarian and Turkish empires, to feast at their expense, to master their fragments.
However, the trophies were coming to an end, Russia could not be completely destroyed and colonized, and in the 1930s the Western world was again on the verge of a severe crisis. The crisis has hit the United States especially hard, which at this time became the economic, military, and political leader of the Western world. Were drawn into the quagmire of crisis, England and France. Germany, Italy and Japan suffered less. The masters of the West needed a “big sacrifice” in order to prolong the existence of it and at the same time complete the enslavement of the planet, humanity, to establish their world order, a non-slave-owning civilization, once and for all. For this it was necessary to kill and rob the USSR-Russia. At the same time, they again set off Russians with the Germans and Japanese, strangling competitors in the most western project - Germany and Japanese civilization in the East, which modernized on the basis of Western achievements of science and technology, but retained its own identity. Along the way, to maintain control over huge China and India. In addition, the United States and Britain sought to turn Europe (Old World) into a battlefield in order to win up over the old European houses, including the ancient “command center” of the West - Rome.
The United States and Britain abandon the policy of political, military and economic suppression of Germany. They secretly support Hitler and his party, leading them to the pinnacle of power. Germany can restore the military-industrial, economic potential. Germany is allowed to violate the conditions of the Versailles system, although until the collapse of France there were all diplomatic, military and economic opportunities to stop the aggression and expansion of the Third Reich. As a result, the European states, which naively believed that they are “partners” and allies of Paris and London, are beginning to feed Berlin. Practically everything will allow Hitler to begin a new “onslaught to the East” of a united Europe headed by Germany. The Western masters also pursued a similar policy with regard to Italy and Japan, allowing the Italian fascists to plunder in the Mediterranean basin, and the Japanese militarists in the Pacific and the Far East.
Thus, the masters of the West did everything to create three centers of world war - Germany, Italy and Japan, and so that they would start the struggle for a new division of the world. Three aggressive powers acted as figures in the Great Game, starting the world massacre. But the real winners and architects of the new world order were supposed to be the masters of England and the USA. In the role of the main victim saw - the Soviet civilization. The death of the Soviet Union and its plunder was supposed to allow Britain and the United States to create a global neo-slave-owning civilization. Germany and Japan, having unleashed a global war, also became victims at the final stage, were plundered. As a result, Germany and Japan either disappeared altogether from the world arena, or remained weakened in a tap. For example, the Anglo-Saxons had plans for the dismemberment of Germany, the complete elimination of its economic potential. And only the tough stance of Moscow in the year 1945 allowed to save Germany.
It is not surprising that for a long time the West did not see anything bad and terrible in Italian fascism and German Nazism. They only continued the Western tradition of racism, social Darwinism and their basis - the Protestant and Old Testament ideology with the division of people into "elected" (rich) and "unlucky subhumans". Hitler has long been the most popular politician in Western Europe. Fascism and Nazism were supposed to help in the struggle against the workers and the communist movement in Europe, to uproot the "red plague".
For these reasons, the owners of France, England and the United States sacrificed the national interests of their countries (in particular, they gave France to Hitler) for the sake of supranational, global interests. The masters of Paris, London and Washington did everything to drown Moscow’s attempts to create a collective security system in Europe. So that Germany, Italy and Japan could quietly realize their plans for preparing for a big war. To incite Germany and Japan on the USSR, the Western powers pursued a policy of "non-intervention", condoning the aggression of Rome, Berlin and Tokyo.
Obviously, Hitler and his entourage were well aware that France, Britain and the United States were more afraid of the “communist threat” than fascism and Nazism. Fascism and Nazism were typical manifestations of the Western world. The domination of the "chosen nations" over others. It was obvious that the Anglo-Franco-American "appeasers" would try to come to terms with Berlin, first at the expense of the weak states of Europe, and then of Russia. Germany will expand the "living space" to the East.
The first goal for the German Fuhrer was Austria and Czechoslovakia. The seizure of the most developed fragments of the former Austro-Hungarian empire made it possible to solve the problem of the unity of the German nation and create a strategic base for further expansion. Hitler correctly calculated that the owners of England and France had already written off Austria and Czechoslovakia. Therefore, in Berlin they were confident that if they were properly prepared and found a suitable pretext for the German invasion of Austria and Czechoslovakia, it would get away with them with impunity.
How London "appeased" Hitler
England at this time supported the course of the agreement with Germany. After concluding a maritime agreement with the German government in 1935, London began a revision in favor of Berlin of the restrictive military articles of the Versailles Treaty. London expressed its willingness to provide new long-term loans and to agree on the delimitation of spheres of influence and markets. Such an attempt was made by the British Foreign Office through industrialist Rickens at the beginning of 1937. In a conversation with the German ambassador to Austria, von Papen, Rickens developed the idea of incorporating the Reich into the world economy by providing it with sales markets and a long-term loan on preferential terms to stabilize the German economy. The loan was granted for approximately 40 years with a negligible interest rate and was partially given in gold to ensure the stability of the brand. In countries where the German market was declining, it was proposed to reduce duties. Germany was also promised a settlement of the colonial question, on the one hand not to violate the interests of Britain, and on the other - to collectively compensate Germany on the west coast of Africa. In addition, London could agree on a customs union between Germany and Austria.
In May, Neville Chamberlain came to power in England in England. The main course of his foreign policy was to achieve reconciliation with Germany and Italy and create a pact of four. A special concern of the British Prime Minister was the achievement of a broad Anglo-German agreement. To this end, Lord Halifax was sent to Germany in November 1937. The meeting between Hitler and Halifax was held in Obersalzberg 1937 on November 19. London endorsed Hitler’s policies to end democracy and defeat the labor movement. According to Halifax, Germany "can rightfully be considered the bastion of the West against Bolshevism." The British government noted the "great merits of the Fuhrer" and proposed to create conditions for "a comprehensive and frank discussion of all issues of interest to the two countries." Halifax stated that "no possibility of changing the existing situation should be excluded ...". England agreed to satisfy Hitler’s claims at the expense of Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Danzig, on condition that the redrawing of the political map of Europe in favor of Germany would proceed “peacefully” and gradually. However, Hitler wanted more - the solution of the colonial question in favor of Germany. And this was a sore point for England. Therefore, it was not possible to immediately reach an agreement.
However, these negotiations gave Hitler to understand that London is ready to give Austria, Czechoslovakia and Danzig to Germany. Obviously, England will also be glad if Germany goes further to the East in order to fight with "Bolshevism." France, without the support of England, would also not oppose the expansion of the German sphere of influence.
Therefore, Berlin began to speak in a tone of ultimatums. 26 January 1938, in a conversation with the British Ambassador Genderson, German Foreign Minister Neurath said that Germany would not tolerate England’s interference with Austria. London was silent on this defiant statement by Neurath, although he had every reason to reject it, referring to the articles of the Versailles and Saint-Germain agreements. Berlin at this time could not confirm his words with military power. Moreover, London closed its eyes to the conclusion of the Berchtesgaden Protocol on February 12 of the year 1938, according to which the Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg actually signed the surrender of Vienna. Despite the demand of Hitler to include in the Reich 10 million Germans living outside of Germany, Chamberlain continued the policy of "appeasement."
Thus, London began to hand over Western Europe to Hitler, so that the Führer would have the opportunity to organize a "crusade" of the West to the East.
Residents of Vienna Welcome Adolf Hitler
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