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  •  I'm confused (1+ / 0-)
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    Didn't Hitler come to power in Germany, not in Austria? Maybe Hitler was affected when the other nationalities in the multiethnic Hapsburg empire turned against the Germans, but he was only one man; it was the Germans, who had never lived in a multiethnic empire, that brought him to power.

    •  Well, precisely. (5+ / 0-)

      First of all, Hitler wanted to be where the action was, and that certainly wasn't Austria, which was forbidden from seeking unification with Germany.  This left the non-Socialist Austrians hanging on to the Catholic Church more than anything else, which explains why they had a bloodthirsty anti-Semitic prelate as Chancellor a couple of times, and eventually a much more purely fascist system of state and social organization than Germany ever had.

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      by corvo on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 05:23:57 PM PST

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      •  You're saying we should be careful (0+ / 0-)

        … about Fascism coming to power in multi-ethnic countries. But if you look at where fascists actually seized power, and didn't get installed just because Hitler conquered their countries, that would be Spain and Italy. Neither of these was particularly multi-ethnic.

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