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Anschluss 1938: Aftermath on Medicine and Society
Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide. Download PDF. Anschluss Aftermath on Medicine and Society. Open Access. First Online: 02 October
Prior to the Anschluss , there had been strong support from people of all backgrounds — not just Nazis — in both Austria and Germany for a union of the two countries. The idea of an Anschluss a united Austria and Germany that would form a " Greater Germany " [a] began after the unification of Germany excluded Austria and the German Austrians from the Prussian-dominated German Empire in The idea of grouping all Germans into one nation-state had been the subject of debate in the 19th century from the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in until the break-up of the German Confederation in This solution would have included all the German states including the non-German regions of Austria , but Prussia would have had to take second place.